COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations. Students, faculty & staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption to return to campus in the fall.

Residency Information


Bowie State University determines a student’s residency at the time of admissions by the information provided on the residency page of the application.  Bowie State follows the policy established by the University Systems of Maryland Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes.

If you are a newly admitted Maryland resident who has been classified as out-of-state (see Policy on Student Classification for Admission & Tuition Purposes - pdf) due to missing information on the residency section of your application, please complete the Residency Information form as soon as possible prior to enrollment. 

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