Residency Appeals


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 Old Main 207 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) found here.

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 notification.

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 to the 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.

Residency Appeal Form

WVHEPC Residency Classification Policy

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