|To help you understand residency regulations at the University of Tennessee Knoxville see the section Frequently Asked Questions.|
Initial residency classification is determined by admissions staff from information submitted on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Application for Undergraduate Admission. Undergraduate students who would like their residency classification reconsidered may submit an appeal to the residency classification officer. The application for reclassification along with all supporting documentation must be received no later than the last day of registration in order to be considered for that semester.
The last day of registration for a semester is located on the Timetable/Financial Deadlines Calendars for the semester and is the “Last Day to Final Register, Add, Change Grading Options with a W - Full Session Course”.
Classification will be determined and the applicant will be notified by email. For additional information regarding the State of Tennessee regulations for classification see links at right.
The State of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee System establishes student residency regulations.
Basically, the regulations state:
The University’s residency guidelines are independent of other state rules or regulations governing residency for other purposes, including property tax liability, eligibility to vote, obtaining a driver license or registering an automobile.
For complete details,
please see The Residency Classification Guide.
Anne Smethers - Undergraduate Students
Carla Poore - Graduate Students
Janet Hatcher - College of Law Students
Deborah Shepherd - College of Veterinary Medicine Students
209 Student Services Building - Knoxville, TN 37996-0200
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except holidays.
Telephone calls for the Office of the University Registrar are answered by One Stop Express Student Services Center (865-974-1111) located at Hodges Library Ground Floor, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard. To contact University Registrar staff please refer to Staff Listing.
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