Upon receipt of an adverse residency decision from the
Office of Admissions or the Office of the Registrar a student
may appeal the decision. The appellant must submit a Residency
Appeal form to the Chair of the Residency Appeal committee. The
Residency Appeal form may be obtained in hardcopy in 207 Old
Main or in electronic format at
The appeal form must be submitted within 5 business days
of the initial residency decision.
The Chair of the Residency Appeal committee will
contact the appellant to schedule the appeal hearing. The
appellant shall be notified of the date and time of the hearing
via e-mail and hardcopy letter (U.S. mail). Included in this
notification will be a copy of the policy Series 25 Residency
Classification for Admission and Fee purposes (Title 133
Procedural Rule WVHEPC) at
The appellant is required to attend the hearing but may
be accompanied by a witness or representative. This individual
may be another student, faculty or staff member of Marshall
University; a parent or other member of the immediate family; or
another community member such as a landlord, employer, attorney
or supervisor. Advisors may not speak in place of the student,
but are to serve in an advisory capacity only. Any additional
information or evidence may be submitted prior to the hearing or
submitted at the time of the hearing.
The appellant shall be sworn in at the meeting by a
notary public and the proceedings of the meeting shall be
memorialized via audio recording. Such recordings shall be
retained by the Residency Appeal committee chair for 3 years.
Upon completion of the hearing the Residency Appeal
Committee shall render a decision within 5 business days. The
appellant will receive both hardcopy (U.S. mail) and e-mail
The decision of the Residency Appeal committee may be
appealed to the President or his/her designee in writing only.
This final appeal shall be submitted in hardcopy and addressed
Office of the President,
Old Main 216, One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755, and should contain the
subject heading “Residency Appeal.” The written appeal must be submitted within 5 business
days of receipt of the appeal committee decision. The Residency Appeal
process shall end at the institutional level.