The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


    1. Graduated from a Tennessee public secondary school;
    2. Graduated from a private secondary school that is located in Tennessee; or
    3. Earned a Tennessee high school equivalency diploma.
  1. The spouse of a student classified as “in-state” shall also be classified “in-state”.
  2. All classifications shall be subject to the Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act, Tennessee Code Annotated §4-58-101 et seq.


Authority: Public Acts of Tennessee, 1839-1840, Chapter 98, Section 5; Public Acts of Tennessee, 1807, Chapter 64; and Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-9-105. Administrative History: Original rule filed November 23, 1976; effective December 23, 1976. Repeal and new rule filed May 27, 1986; effective August 12, 1986. Repeal and new rule filed May 27, 2015; effective August 25, 2015.

1 Intent
2 Definitions
3 Rules for Determination Status
4 Out-of-State Students Who Are Not Required to Pay Out-of-State Tuition
5 Presumption
6 Evidence To Be Considered for Establishment of Domicile
7 Appeal
8 Effective Date for Reclassification


To help you understand residency regulations at the University of Tennessee Knoxville see the section Frequently Asked Questions.


Contact Information

Anne Smethers- Undergraduate Students

Carla Poore - Graduate Students

Janet Hatcher - College of Law Students

Deborah Shepherd - College of Veterinary Medicine Students



The Office of the University Registrar

209 Student Services Building - Knoxville, TN 37996-0200
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except holidays.


Telephone calls for the Office of the University Registrar are answered by One Stop Student Services (865-974-1111) located at Hodges Library Ground Floor, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard. To contact University Registrar staff please refer to Staff Listing.


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