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Residency Review

To have your residency status reviewed for possible reclassification, navigate the following steps:

Step 1

Print out and complete the Residence Information Affidavit. Printed copies of the form are available in the lobby of Neuberger Hall.

Step 2

Have the Residence Information Affidavit notarized. Student Legal Services provides free notary services during their drop in notary hours, from 11:00am to 12:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm Monday-Friday in room M343 on the mezzanine of Smith Memorial Student Union. You will need to bring one piece of government issued photo ID (such as a State driver's license or ID card, Passport, Military ID) along with the affidavit.

Step 3

Turn in your completed, notarized Residence Information Affidavit to the Office of the Registrar. The affidavit and all supporting documents and materials (as outlined in the Guide to Oregon Residency Guide & Procedures) must be submitted by the end of the second week of the term in which resident status is sought.

Step 4

Processing time takes between four and six weeks from receipt of the complete residency application packet. Once your Residence Information Affidavit has been reviewed, you will be notified by mail of Portland State's residency classification decision.

Appeal process for residency reclassification

First Appeal

If your Residence Information Affidavit is denied, you may appeal the Residency Officer's decision to theInterinstitutional Residency Committee (IRC).

The IRC meets once a term to review in-person and written appeals. An appeal may be initiated by sending written notification of intent to appeal within ten (10) days of the date of Portland State's email notification. Intent to appeal may be emailed to

Second Appeal

Those who are dissatisfied with the IRC decision may, within ten (10) days of the date of the email notification, appeal to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Portland State University. This appeal must be made in writing via email, and may not be filed until after an IRC residency decision has been rendered. Submit statements and supporting information to:

Sona Karentz Andrews
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Portland State University

The Provost's decision shall be final.


Contact the Residency Officer, Megan Masterson,, 503-725-3414.