Step 2: Complete the Application for Review of Residency Classification
Submitting a Residency Review Application does not guarantee that a change in residency
status will be made. Also, all deadlines for submission of applications must be met
for any change to be considered for the current semester.
State law is the guiding regulation used to determine a student's residency classification,
not individual opinion or extenuating circumstances. That allows residency decisions
to be consistent and equitable for all students. In short, it is possible to live
in South Carolina--even in Horry or Georgetown County--and not qualify for in-area
or in-state tuition. There are specific requirements under the law.
(Note: Appeals of residency decisions may be made to the Associate Vice President
for Enrollment Development.)