Residency Classification Office
1130 Mitchell Bldg · College Park, Maryland 20742 · 301-314-9596
FAX: 301-314-7915 ·
Forms and Resources
In order to petition for reclassification, students must first carefully review the
Board of Regents Policy on Student
Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes. If you are able to document that you meet all criteria as set
forth in that policy, you may complete the
Petition for Change in Residency Status.
Please note that only completed petitions submitted with all requested documentation will
be accepted and evaluated. A Petition Checklist is also provided to assist you with completing your petition.
Please note that this checklist is designed only as an aid and is not a substitute for the requirements stated in the Petition
or the Board of Regents Policy.
Residency Information Form (In PDF format). -
You may ONLY use this form if you are a newly admitted student who has NOT previously completed this form as part
of your application for admission. Please do not use this form if you were previously, or are currently enrolled
as an out-of-state student and are petitioning for a change of status to "In-State." Please do not use this form if
you have been instructed to complete a “Petition for Change in Residency Status.” Contact us on
if you have any questions on identifying the form relevant to your situation.