Processes and Important Dates

Residence Classification Process. Tuition and Fees are assessed each term based on a residence classification: Resident or Nonresident. All incoming students must complete a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) so that a residence determination can be made. See SLR Submission Dates below. If a student does not complete the SLR or submit the necessary documents, the student will be classified as a Nonresident and will be assessed Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. Students classified as Nonresident in a prior term may petition for change of classification to resident once all the UC Residence requirements are met. See Petition for Classification to Resident Filing Dates below.

Residence Deputies in the Office of the University Registrar will determine whether the student and parent(s) are California residents for purposes of tuition and fees. The presumption of Residence Deputies is that students and their parents have read and understand the UC Residence requirements prior to submitting their residence information for determination of residence for tuition purposes.

Accommodations: To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability when completing either a Statement of Legal Residence or a Petition for Classification to Resident contact a Residence Deputy.

Residence Deputy
Office of the University Registrar
3100 Dutton Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
residencedeputy@ucdavis.edu
530-752-3639

Check Your SLR Processing Status

Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) Submission Dates

Statements of Legal Residence (SLR) are submitted by new students after acceptance of an offer of admission. SLRs are also needed from students who begin a new program at UC Davis, such as undergraduate students entering a graduate/professional school program.

Fall Quarter/Semester

May 1
Undergraduate New Freshman Students

June 1
Undergraduate New Transfer Students

June 15
School of Veterinary Medicine

June 30
School of Medicine

July 1
Graduate Students
School of Education
Graduate School of Management
School of Nursing, including NP and PA Programs

August 1
School of Law

Winter Quarter/Spring Semester

December 1
Graduate Students
Undergraduate New Freshman
Undergraduate New Transfer Students

Spring Quarter

March 1
Graduate Students
Undergraduate New Freshman
Undergraduate New Transfer Students

Check Your Petition Processing Status

Petition for Classification to Resident

Petitions for Classification are filed online and are used by continuing UC Davis Students classified as Nonresident in a prior quarter who are seeking Resident classification.

Filing Periods

Filing Periods close on midnight of the First Day of Instruction for the applicable quarter. Students on the semester system are also subject to that deadline. Late Petitions for Classification to Resident will not be accepted. Students missing the deadline for substantive and supported reasons; such as, medical or family emergency, administrative error, or other extenuating circumstance must follow the General Appeal process.

Graduate/Professional Students

Fall Quarter/Semester                         June 1 - first day of instruction of the quarter
Winter Quarter/Spring Semester November 1 - first day of instruction of the quarter
Spring Quarter            February 1 - first day of instruction of the quarter

Undergraduate Students

Fall Quarter/Semester                         June 1 - first day of instruction of the quarter
Winter Quarter/Spring Semester November 1 - first day of instruction of the quarter
Spring Quarter            February 1 - first day of instruction of the quarter

APPEALING THE FILING DEADLINE

Residence Deputy:
residencedeputy@ucdavis.edu

Provide your Student ID Number in the email.
Prepare to provide documents supporting your reasons for missing the Petition filing period dates.

Deadline exceptions will only be considered by submission of a Petition for General Appeal. General Appeals require supporting documents which are specific regarding the exact dates and severity of the problems preventing filing the Petition for Classification to Resident before these Filing Deadlines. Petitions for General Appeal submitted without appropriate merit or supporting documentation will be denied.

General Appeals are only accepted in the cases of:

  • A documented medical illness,
  • Death in the immediate family, or
  • An administrative error on the part of the university.