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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  Petitions that are not supported by all requested documentation will be withdrawn from consideration.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, upload all requested documents and pay the petitiond fee (if applicable) prior to this date.  
Deadline Fall 2023 Spring 20242 Summer 20243 What it Means - Why It's Important

Petition Deadline1

8/23/2023 1/14/2024 5/17/2024
  • The questionnaire portion of your petition must be submitted before this deadline.
  • All requirements as outlined in each petition type must be completed or satisfied by this date.

Document Deadline

9/7/2023 1/29/2024 5/31/2024
  • This is the last day to submit documentation and pay the fee for your petition.  
  • Petitions that are lacking supporting documentation will be withdrawn.

Priority Deadline

6/1/2023 11/1/2023 4/1/2024
  • Petitions "in queue" prior to the priority deadline will be evaluated before the first day of classes.4
  • 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 reclassification for that semester.  Extensions are not granted and there is no option to appeal a missed deadline. 
2 The petition for spring 2024 will be available after September 7, 2023.
3 The petition for summer 2024 will be available after January 30, 2024.
4 A petition is marked "in queue" when all supporting documents have been submitted and the petition fee (if applicable) has been paid.  You can check the status of your petition from the Residency Petition Dashboard.

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.  

Processing Time

Processing times vary and are largely dependent on when your petition and supporting docs are submitted.  Average processing time is 4-6 weeks, but decisions will take longer for petitions that are submitted within one month of the petition deadline.  If you need a decision prior to the first day of classes, you should submit everything (petition and all required documents) no later than the priority deadline.


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