Residency REclassifiction Procedures

Fall 2022/Winter 2023/Spring 2023 Petitions for Residency Reclassification

Please be advised that the Fall 2022 petition submission cycle has closed. Petitions will be accepted for Winter 2023 from November 1, 2022 - January 3, 2023 and for Spring 2023 from December 5, 2022 - January 25, 2023. Students are required to submit their petitions by mail or in-person to the office. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Please email Residency Reclassification Services at resclass@umd.edu for assistance if needed.

An initial determination of resident status for admission, tuition and charge differential purposes will be made at the time a student's application for admission is reviewed. The determination made at that time, and any determination made thereafter, shall continue for each semester/term until that determination is changed in accordance with any one of the following procedures.

Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students

Newly admitted undergraduate students seeking a review of their initial residency determination are to email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at oua-residency@umd.edu. New undergraduate students must resolve any residency issues within their first semester/term with the University. Students are required to submit a residency petition after their first semester/term to request a change in residency.

Newly Admitted and Returning Readmitted Students

Newly admitted students under Science in the Evening or the Institute of Applied Agriculture or returning students readmitted through the Student Success Office seeking a review of their initial residency determination are to contact Residency Reclassification Services at 301-314-9596 or email resclass@umd.edu. Newly admitted or returning students must resolve any residency issues within their first initial or returning semester/term with the University. Students are required to submit a residency petition after their first initial or returning semester/term is completed to request a change in residency if they enroll or register for an additional semester/term.

Newly Admitted Visiting Students

Newly admitted visiting students registering for Summer and/or Winter through the Office of Extended Studies seeking a review of their initial residency determination are to contact Residency Reclassification Services at 301-314-9596 or email resclass@umd.edu. New visiting students must resolve any residency issues within their first semester/term with the University. Students are required to submit a residency petition after their first semester/term is completed to request a change in residency if they enroll/register for an additional semester/term.

Newly Admitted Graduate Students

Newly admitted graduate students seeking a review of their initial residency determination are to contact Residency Reclassification Services at 301-314-9596 or email resclass@umd.edu. New graduate students must resolve any residency issues within their first semester/term with the University. Students are required to submit a residency petition after their first semester/term to request a change in residency.

Current Continuing students

  1. Students wishing to apply for a change to in-state status after their initial semester can file a Petition for Change in Residency Status. Only one petition may be filed per semester.
  2. No requests for retroactive change in status will be accepted. A student may only file a Petition for Change in Residency Classification for a current semester according to University established deadlines. In addition, a determination of in-state status is only valid for a term in which a student is registered. Requests for change in residency classification will not be accepted if a student is not registered for that term.
  3. Petitions will only be accepted and evaluated if accompanied by ALL supporting documents. Late and incomplete petitions will not be accepted. See deadlines. The required supporting documents are listed within the body of the petition. For your convenience, refer to the checklist.
  4. Assignment of in-state or out-of-state classification for the purposes of admission and assessing tuition will be made upon an assessment of all facts known or presented to the University of Maryland. The student petitioner shall have the burden of proof that he or she satisfies all requirements.
  5. In the event that incomplete, false, or misleading information is presented, the University of Maryland will revoke in-state status and may take disciplinary action against the student according to its Code of Student Conduct. If in-state status is granted due to false or misleading information, the University reserves the right to retroactively assess all out-of-state charges for each semester/term affected.
  6. While petitions are under review, students are required to make full tuition payment at the out-of-state rate

Appeals

Petitions initially reviewed by a Residency Reclassification Evaluator and denied based on the Board of Regents Policy for Student Residency Classification, may proceed as follows:

To the Residency Review Committee (RRC): A student who has been denied in-state reclassification following the submission of a Petition may submit a written appeal to the RRC. This appeal should be sent to resclass@umd.edu no later than ten (10) working days from the date of the written adverse decision of the Residency Classification Evaluator. Appeals received after ten (10) working days of the written adverse decision will not be accepted without prior approval from Residency Reclassification Services. To receive approval, students must contact Residency Reclassification Services before submitting an appeal after the ten (10) working days of receiving the adverse decision. The written appeal should present any and all information related to the petition for review by the RRC. Because the student will not be present for the appeal review, the written appeal and any additional documentation should be submitted all at once. Unless otherwise specifically requested by the RRC, information and arguments not presented by the student shall not be considered after the appeal is submitted. It is the student's responsibility to provide complete and timely responses to requests for information by the RRC. Failure to do so may result in a denial of the appeal. The RRC appeal decision will be sent by email.

Requests for Waivers to the President or Designee

A student, who has been denied reclassification following a timely appeal and final decision by the Residency Review Committee (RRC), may apply to the President for a waiver of the requirement(s) of the Residency Policy upon which the denial was based. Waivers are discretionary and reserved for those rare and unusual circumstances where in the judgment of the President (or designee) the student does not meet the criteria for in-state tuition billing status but an application of the requirement(s) would create an unjust result.

The application to the President shall be in writing and set forth all facts and reasons the student believes supports the request; provided, however, matters not previously presented to the Residency Classification Evaluator and the RRC will not be considered. Requests for a Presidential waiver may only be made in cases where the decision of Residency Evaluator and Residency Review Committee are adverse to the student. The request for the presidential waiver must be received within ten (10) business days from the date of the decision of the RRC. Requests submitted after the 10 day deadline will not be accepted. A request for the Presidential waiver can be emailed to Residency Reclassification Services at resclass@umd.edu. The decision of the President is final.