Resident and nonresident classifications for purposes of tuition and fees are determined by the Residence Deputy and based on the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) and supporting documentation. The Residence Deputy reserves the right to request additional documentation if they deem it necessary to make a determination.
To be considered for a resident classification:
- You must provide clear and convincing evidence that you have satisfied all UC residence requirements.
- You must complete an SLR before the deadline; if you miss the deadline, you will be classified as a nonresident and will be responsible for all nonresident fees.
Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) DEADLINES
Transfer Undergraduates & New Graduates
How Do I…?
- Apply for Residency for Tuition PurposesNew Students
All new students are required to submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) upon submitting your Statement of Intent to Register. The SLR is a form used in determining whether you will be charged resident or nonresident fees. If you do not complete the SLR before the deadline, you will be classified as a nonresident and will be responsible for all nonresident fees.
This SLR form is available online to complete as part of the enrollment process. You may need information from your parents to complete the form. Go to: CalCentral, My Dashboard, Tasks, Residency Tasks. Click the "Submit the Statement of Legal Residence" button. Depending on your situation and answers, the form may take a minimum completion time of 3 to 5 minutes or up to 30 minutes. Please answer the questions carefully as you will not be able to edit your submission on the first two pages.Continuing Students (Currently Classified as Nonresidents)
If you are a continuing student who is currently classified as a nonresident, and you would like to be classified as a resident, you must fill out a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) for the corresponding semester and submit it during the filing period. You may need information from your parents to complete the form.
The SLR form is available online. Go to: CalCentral, My Academics, Status and Holds. If the Statement of Legal Residence does not appear on your CalCentral, My Academics page, please contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org.Students Applying for Readmission
If you are applying for readmission, please follow the directions on this page. Once you have been readmitted into the university, you will be required to fill out a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) that will be available online. You may need information from your parents to complete the form. Go to: CalCentral, My Dashboard, Tasks, Residency Tasks.
- Submit My Documents
You will be notified online if the Residence Affairs Unit requires documentation to complete your residency application. You are required to submit all requested documentation in order to make a residency determination. Go to: CalCentral, My Dashboard, Tasks, Residency Tasks.
Upload your documents through CalCentral. We recommend that you merge files and upload only one file per checklist item. You may also submit documents to the Residence Affairs Unit by fax, in person during our drop-in hours, at Cal Student Central from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sproul Hall, or by postal mail.
If we require additional documents from you that are not listed on your checklist, our office may contact you by email. If you have issues with uploading your documents or other questions, please contact the Residence Affairs Unit.
- Know When My Residency Status is Determined
Once you submit all the requested documentation, our office will make a residency determination. This process can take anywhere from two to six weeks:
- After an initial review of your SLR, the Residence Deputy may request additional information or documents. You are required to submit all the requested documentation in order for the Residency Deputy to make a residency determination.
- If you do not submit all of the requested information or documents, the Residence Deputy will make a decision based on the documents or information available. In these cases, you will be considered a nonresident and held responsible for nonresident tuition.
- After the Residence Deputy has made a decision about residency, no additional information or documentation is accepted and the decision is considered final at the campus level for that semester.
- Check My SLR Status
To check your SLR Status, go to CalCentral, then go to My Academics. Under Status and Holds, view the link under California Residency.
Or, go to My Dashboard, find the completed task for the Statement of Legal Residence, and click submit.
To understand your SLR status, please see the following definitions:
- AUTO RESIDENCY DETERMINED: A residency determination was made without any further documents needed.
- AWAITING DOCUMENTS: The Residence Affairs Unit is waiting for you to submit the requested documents through Cal Central to complete your file for final review. If you do not submit all requested documents, you will be held responsible for nonresident tuition.
- DOCUMENTS RECEIVED: Your residency file is in the final evaluation phase, which may take 4 to 6 weeks during peak processing time (April to August). Further documentation may be required. Please check Cal Central periodically for any "Incomplete" tasks.
- NOT SUBMITTED: Your SLR has not been submitted and no further action will be taken by the Residence Affairs Unit. If you do not submit the SLR, you will be held responsible for nonresident tuition.
- RESIDENCY DETERMINED: A residency determination was made after reviewing all requested documents. The determination letter was either sent by email to your email address on file or via messages in CalCentral.
- SUBMITTED: Your SLR has been submitted and is awaiting the first review/evaluation by a Residence Deputy. Documents may be required after the initial review - please see CalCentral periodically under "Tasks" for a list of required documents. The initial review of the SLR may take 3 to 5 weeks during our peak processing time (April to August).