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Appeal FAQs

  • What is the deadline for filing an appeal of my non-resident status and when would it be effective?
    • A student may file at any time to be effective for the particular semester. The appeal must be filed before the last day of add/drop. If filed before the add/drop period, any reclassification would be effective for the beginning of the semester or session during which the application was filed. Any application filed after the add/drop period shall be considered for reclassification for the subsequent semester. The specific dates are located on the Academic Calendar .
  • If my petition is denied, can I appeal the decision?
    • Yes. A written request should be made to the University Appeals Board. A student is notified in writing of the decision of the Appeals Board. If you wish to be present at the University Appeals Board meeting, please note that in your letter so that you may be notified of the meeting time and date. Note that this board meets monthly; therefore, if your initial petition is denied, please submit the petition for appeal as soon as possible.
  • Do I need to provide any documents with my appeal letter to support my petition for residency reclassification?
    • Generally speaking, no. Your original application materials will be forwarded to the committee once you have filed your letter. If you wish to include any additional information not included in the original application, please feel free to do so.
  • Where do I send my letter of appeal?
    • Temple University
      Office of University Counsel
      300 Sullivan Hall
      1330 W. Polett Walk
      Philadelphia, PA 19122-6086
      Phone: (215) 204-6542
      Fax: (215) 204-5804
  • My appeal was successful! Now what?
    • Your accounts will be updated effective the date indicated in your letter from the University Appeals Board. You will not need to do anything further and will not need to apply again. If, however, your permanent address changes to an out of state location, you will need to notify the Office of the University Registrar immediately. Your financial aid will be adjusted to reflect the lower residency tuition rate. This adjustment will be made soon after your appeal is approved
  • My appeal was unsuccessful. Now what?
    • Unfortunately, you have exhausted all of your options within the University and will remain a non-resident for tuition purposes. You may apply again for the next semester in which you are enrolled.