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Rules and regulations for determining residence status in the State of Texas are specified under Title 3 of the Texas Education Code. Persons classified as nonresident students upon first enrollment in an institution of higher education are generally presumed to be nonresidents for the period during which they continue as students.

To petition a change in residency classification, the student must complete the Core Residency Questions and submit them to the Office of the Registrar with appropriate documentation prior to the beginning of the semester.