Why is my Residency in Question?

Initial residency classifications are based on the answers provided on the admission application.

  • You indicated you were not a SC resident or left the question blank.  Even if this was in error, you will have to go through the full residency process
  • You indicated you are a SC resident, but you did not include a date for which you became a resident of the state.  You would have to request a review of your Admissions file for the residency office to determine if a full application is required.
  • You indicated you are a SC resident, but you have been in been in SC for 3 years or less.  Anyone who has been in SC for less than 4 years must go through the residency process.
  • You indicated you are a SC resident, but you list either an out of state address, out of state high school or out of state college.  You will have to go through the full residency application process.
  • You indicated you are not a US Citizen.  You must go through the full residency process and provide copies of the Permanent Resident cards or valid visas.

 

Clemson makes a residency decision based on SC state laws and regulations. The University is required to independently verify that all students meet these regulations to qualify for in-state tuition.  Therefore, even if you have proven your residency at another institution, you will still have to go through the process here.  This includes students who are in the Clemson Bridge program.