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Residency Classification

Initial student residency classification of In-State or Out-of-State is determined by an admissions clerk from information contained on the application for admission.


The State of Tennessee establishes student residency regulations.
Basically, the regulations state that:

  1. Students receiving parental support are classified according to parental domicile.
  2. An emancipated student independent of parents may establish in-state classification by producing clear and convincing evidence of Tennessee domicile. Proof must be provided that the move to Tennessee was not primarily for obtaining educational opportunities for themselves,
    dependents, or spouse.

To help you understand residency regulations at Pellissippi State Community College see the section Frequently Asked Questions.

Appeal for In-State Classification
Students classified as Out-of-State, or whose status is unclear, may submit an In-State Residency Application (login using your myPellissippi username/password). The deadline for submission of the application and supporting documentation is six weeks from the first day of class of the semester for which you are applying.