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Residency for Tuition Purposes: USHE Reciprocity for Transfer Students

USHE Transfer Students Residency Reciprocity Exception

Read on to learn about residency requirements, deadlines, and everything you need to know about residency for tuition purposes for USHE transfer students here at the U.

If you are classified as a nonresident but meet the requirements for a policy or exception for resident status, you may apply to change your status by means of a residency addendum, see details here.

Mandatory Reading for All Residency for Tuition Purpose Applicants

The resources listed here describe the various ways in which you may be eligible for in-state (resident) tuition under the provisions of Utah state law and University of Utah Institutional Policy.  Review these materials carefully.

Please note that retroactive residency for past semesters is not granted,

“R512-5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term…institutions may not accept applications for resident student status or supporting documentation after the third week of the semester or term for which the student seeks resident student status.”

Mandatory Reading for Residency

Residency for Tuition Purposes Calendar

Residency Semester Timelines

Summer 2024

All Summer 2024 Residency Applications are open from January 15, 2024 to tuition deadline May 22, 2024

Please submit your residency forms by April 1, 2024.

  • Applications submitted by the April 1, 2024 deadline are guaranteed to receive a decision by the first day of the semester.
  • You can continue to submit additional required documentation with the Post Submission Form here until the census deadline June 3, 2024.
  • No documents will be received, and incomplete applications will be removed, after census deadline.

Please Note: Applications submitted between April 2, 2024 to May 22, 2024 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

APRIL 1, 2024 IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after May 22, 2024 tuition deadline

Fall 2024

All Fall 2024 Residency Applications are open from January 15, 2024 to tuition deadline August 30, 2024

Please submit your residency forms by July 1, 2024.

Please Note: Applications submitted between July 2, 2024 to August 30, 2024 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

JULY 1, 2024 IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after August 30, 2024 tuition deadline

Spring 2025

All Spring 2025 Residency Applications are open from September 15, 2024 to tuition deadline January 17, 2025.

Please submit your residency forms by November 1, 2024.

  • Applications submitted by the November 1, 2024 deadline are guaranteed to receive a decision by the first day of the semester.
  • You can continue to submit additional required documentation with the Post Submission Form here until the census deadline January 27, 2025.
  • No documents will be received, and incomplete applications will be removed, after census deadline.

Please Note: Applications submitted between November 2, 2024 to January 17, 2025 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

NOVEMBER 1, 2024 IS SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after January 17, 2025 tuition deadline

Summer 2025

All Summer 2025 Residency Applications are open from January 15, 2025 to tuition deadline May 21, 2025

Please submit your residency forms by April 1, 2025.

  • Applications submitted by the April 1, 2025 deadline are guaranteed to receive a decision by the first day of the semester.
  • You can continue to submit additional required documentation with the Post Submission Form here until the census deadline June 2, 2025.
  • No documents will be received, and incomplete applications will be removed, after census deadline.

Please Note: Applications submitted between April 2, 2025 to May 21, 2025 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

APRIL 1, 2025 IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after May 21, 2025 tuition deadline

Fall 2025

All Fall 2025 Residency Applications are open from January 15, 2025 to tuition deadline August 29, 2025

Please submit your residency forms by July 1, 2025.

Please Note: Applications submitted between July 2, 2025 to August 29, 2025 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

JULY 1, 2025 IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after August 29, 2025 tuition deadline

Spring 2026

All Spring 2026 Residency Applications are open from September 15, 2025 to tuition deadline January 16, 2026

Please submit your residency forms by November 1, 2025.

  • Applications submitted by the November 1, 2025 deadline are guaranteed to receive a decision by the first day of the semester.
  • You can continue to submit additional required documentation with the Post Submission Form here until the census deadline January 26, 2026.
  • No documents will be received, and incomplete applications will be removed, after census deadline.

Please Note: Applications submitted between November 2, 2025 to January 16, 2026 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

NOVEMBER 1, 2025 IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after January 16, 2026 tuition deadline

Summer 2026

All Summer 2026 Residency Applications are open from January 15, 2026 to tuition deadline May 20, 2026

Please submit your residency forms by April 1, 2026.

  • Applications submitted by the April 1, 2026 deadline are guaranteed to receive a decision by the first day of the semester.
  • You can continue to submit additional required documentation with the Post Submission Form here until the census deadline June 1, 2026.
  • No documents will be received, and incomplete applications will be removed, after census deadline.

Please Note: Applications submitted between April 2, 2026 to May 20, 2026 are late. We will work on these applications until the census deadline.  Incomplete applications are removed after the census deadline. We cannot guarantee a decision by the first day of the semester.

COMPLETE RESIDENCY CALENDARS

Please see USHE R512.5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term.

APRIL 1, 2026 IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO GUARANTEE A DECISION BY THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER.

Applications close after May 20, 2026 tuition deadline

Policy for Students Transferring from a USHE school

This policy applies to students who have attended and received residency at other institutions in the USHE system. Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under any of the following exceptions, then complete the Certification Form for Resident Exceptions for Tuition Purposes linked below.

Please make sure to also check the term deadlines above.

Student Who Has Attended Another Utah School (in the Utah System of Higher Education/USHE System) Within the Past Year Classified as a Utah Resident for Tuition Purposes

The following criteria is required:

  1. Residency Exceptions Certification Form application
  2. Copy of the requesting student’s valid and unexpired Utah driver’s license.
  3. Letter sent directly from another Utah institution verifying resident status and dates of enrollment.

Post Submission Form

If you have already submitted your residency application form and have additional documents you wish to turn in for evaluation, please attach the documents using the:

Have Questions?

Residency Office Contact Information

Visit us at:

Student Services Building,

201 S 1460 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Office Hours (All times are Mountain Time Zone):

  • Monday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday – 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Staff Meetings every Tuesday morning 8:00 to 10:00 A.M.)
  • Wednesday –  8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Thursday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Closed all holidays and University Office Closure days (click here to see our calendar)

Call us:

801-581-8761, Option 5 to speak with a Residency staff member

Email us:

residency@utah.edu

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