To be classified or reclassified as a resident, for tuition and fee purposes, a student must establish a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than educational for the period of one year immediately prior to classification as a resident.

Residency Status

Note your residency status on the Enrollment Confirmation Acknowledgment you received. If you are classified as a "nonresident" and you believe you qualify for resident status, you may apply for a change of status.

Email Advising

Send a question to a UW Bothell Residency adviser at

Where to Submit Residency Documents

UW Bothell Registrar
University of Washington, Bothell
Office of the Registrar
Box 358500
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

How to Schedule an Appointment

Prior to Scheduling an Appointment

Students are encouraged to thoroughly review the topics and content within the UW Guide Understanding Washington State Residency before making an in-person appointment. All necessary forms/applications, as well as the answers to most basic questions about the requirements and processes, is provided within. Please Note: During high-demand times, appointment length is limited to 15 minutes — being prepared with a list of specific questions will help make the most of the appointment time,

Scheduling an Appointment

The orange button below will direct you to the online appointment service to select the date and time most convenient for you. Appointment times are 15 minutes in length. We are offering student appointments by telephone or the Zoom teleconference platform only at this time. For more information, call 425.352.5240 during our posted phone hours, email or visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

Current Students:

Arriving to the Appointment

Our office is located in Husky Hall. Upon arrival, please check in at the Welcome Center located in the front lobby of Husky Hall.

What to Expect During a Residency Appointment

The primary role of the Residence Classification Office is to determine whether students have demonstrated that they have met the requirements to be classified as a Washington State resident for tuition purposes. Information and clarification is provided about how the requirements and processes for students to demonstrate their residency may apply to particular complicated circumstances. However, staff cannot tell students how to become a resident, make a residency determination, or project the outcome of a residency application during an appointment.

Parents and Relatives

Staff of the Residence Classification Office will be unable to discuss a student’s residency status or application with a parent or relative due to federal and state privacy laws and office policy. Students should schedule an appointment.

Office Information

Office of the Registrar:
Husky Hall Welcome Center 
(425) 352-5240

Mailing Address:
Box 358500
17927 113th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Office Hours at the Husky Hall Welcome Center:
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30am - 10:00am &
1:30pm - 4:30pm