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Residency Deadlines

Residency Deadlines


Deadlines are critical and missing a deadline can have significant consequences. 

  • Petition deadline.  Per ABOR policy, failure to submit a petition by this deadline constitutes a waiver of your right to petition for that term. This deadline specifically applies to the online questionnaire portion of your petition.
  • Document deadline.  Your supporting documentation (and petition fee, if applicable) must be submitted by this date.  Petitions that are not supported by all requested documentation will be withdrawn from consideration.  
  • Priority deadline.  If an early decision is important to you, make sure you submit your petition is in its entirelty prior to this date (but only if you are also meeting all requirements prior to this date see below for more information). 

Deadline Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 What it Means - Why It's Important

Petition Deadline1




  • The questionnaire portion of your petition must be submitted before this deadline.
  • This date is used for determining domicile year.  Requirements for any given petition type must be met by the date.

Document Deadline




  • This is the last day to submit supporting documentation for your petition.  
  • Petitions that are lacking supporting documentation will be withdrawn.

Priority Deadline




  • Petitions completed prior to the priority deadline will be evaluated before the first day of classes. 
  • Meeting this deadline means your petition will be reviewed before tuition is due.

1 If the questionnaire portion of your petition is not completed and submitted before the petition deadline, you have forfeited your opportunity to request recalssification for that semester.  Extensions are not granted and there is no option to appeal a missed deadline. 

When to submit your petition

Submit your petition - which includes the online questionnaire and all requested supporting documentation - as early as possible, but not prior to when you are meeting all stated requirements for your petition type.  For example, if you are petitioning as an independent student and won't meet the continuous physical presence requirement until August 1, then don't submit your petition until after August 1.  Submitting your petition before you meet requirements may result in either your petition being denied or a request to provide additional documentation, which will further delay the process of reviewing your request.  


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