Appeal of Residence Status

Prospective or returning students who disagree with the residency classification as determined by the Admissions Office may, if they wish, file written petition of appeal to the Division Chair for Student Services or his/her designee within ten (10) working days of the date their classification notice is received. An individual wishing to petition the decision of the Admissions Office (hereinafter referred to as petitioner) must personally sign a written notice containing a simple declaration of intention of process and appeal before the Residency Appeals Committee.

The Division Chair for Student Services, upon receipt of notice of appeal, shall have ten (10) working days to prepare and transmit to the Residency Appeals Committee the complete institutional record with a letter acknowledging receipt of the petitioner ’s notice of appeal.

The Residency Appeals Committee, composed of the Vice President for Instruction and Information Resources (chairperson), the Director for Admissions and Data Management Services/Registrar and one faculty member, meets as needed to consider appeals. The petitioner may be present and speak to clarify any statements in the record. The petitioner may be allowed to choose one person present during the appeals proceedings; however, only the petitioner will be allowed to address the committee. In the event new substantive evidence is submitted, reclassification may be made by the committee after due consideration.

Decisions of the Residency Appeals Committee are forwarded in writing to the petitioner and the Division Chair for Student Services within ten (10) working days of the date of the decision.

Any petitioner who disagrees with the decision of the Residency Appeals Committee may schedule a meeting with the Vice President for Instruction and Information Resources within ten (10) working days to initiate a formal appeal with the State Residency Committee. A copy of the policies and procedures of the State Residency Committee is available from the Assistant Registrar/Coordinator for Admissions and Data Management Services.