You will find residency requirements, instructions on how to fill out the questionnaire, deadline dates, and a PDF of the Washington State University Residency Questionnaire within this website.

Please click on the appropriate link to the LEFT of this information to read REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS.



Undergraduate Students
Vet Med & Pharmacy Students

Office of the Registrar
French Administration Building, Room 346

PO Box 641035
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164-1035

Graduate Students

The Graduate School
French Administration Building, Room 324
PO Box 641030
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164-1030



 -- Submit ONLY after you have met all residency requirements --

30th day of classes of the term for which you are seeking residency
(i.e. if you are seeking residency for the Fall term, it would be the 30th day of classes for Fall semester)
You can find the deadline on the WSU Academic Calendar here.  Ensure you are viewing the calendar for correct term.
The questionnaire and supporting documentation must be RECEIVED by the appropriate office by this date.


  • You will need to enter your information onto the form, however, you will need to print, sign, and submit the form to the appropriate office, along with your supporting documentation.
  • Documentation may be mailed or submitted in person.  We do not accept faxed questionnaires or documentation.
  • To speed your request, make sure the information is complete and correct.
  • Your questionnaire will not be processed until all supporting documentation is received.  Please only provide what is required.
  • Depending on the time of year, it may take up to two weeks to process your questionnaire and supporting documentation.  Please plan accordingly.
  • You will be notified by WSU official email if you were approved for residency.  Denials of residency are provided to you in letter format. 
  • If the document is listed as required, then you must submit it.
  • Decisions on resident status are based on documentary evidence submitted, which become a part of your file and are not returned.
  • Students are responsible for paying the resident portion of their fees while awaiting a determination of their residency status.  You may find the cost of attendance and tuition rates here.
  • Residency policies are set by the State of Washington (RCW 28B.15) and applied uniformly throughout Washington’s public colleges and universities.