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Residency Requirements - Admissions and Records

California Residency and Citizenship Requirements

By state law Ohlone College is required to obtain evidence from students of physical presence in California and of their intent to make California their home state for other than a temporary period. For this reason, all information requested on the Application for Admission must be furnished. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Students who have lived in California for less than two years will be required to present documentation of both their physical presence in California for one year and one day prior to the first day of the term and of their intent to make Califonria their home.

For more information about California residency requirements, call the Office of Admissions and Records at (510) 659-6100 or email the Office of Admissions and Records at admissions@ohlone.edu.

Non-residents of California will be required to pay the non-resident tuition fee. Non-resident students who have attended three years of high school in California may be eligible for exemption from non-resident tuition per AB 540.

Due to the complexity of residency requirements, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (510) 659-6100 or admissions@ohlone.edu with specific questions.

Residency regulations may be found in sections 54000-54060 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

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Requirements for Non-citizens of the United States

Students who are not United States citizens must verify their immigration status for the period from at least June 15, 2013 to the present for Summer Term and from at least August 24, 2013 for Fall Semester. For this reason, non-citizens are asked to submit theirapplication in person at the Office of Admissions and Records. Students should be prepared to present a passport, permanent resident card, or other documentation (for example, notice of action or receipt thereof) that will demonstrate their immigration status for the aforementioned period. This documentation is required every semester. For assistance regarding citizenshipo and immigrations tatus, please call the Office of Admissions and Records at (510) 659-6100 or email the Office of Admissions and Records at admissions@ohlone.edu.

Student who are not United States citizens may be considered a California resident for tuition purposes. To qualify, a person must be in a status eligible for residency in the United States and must have resided continuously in California for at least one year and one day prior to the first date of the term. Evidence must be provided to indicate that the person intends to make California his/her permanent home. The residence of an unmarried minor is that of the parents or legal guardian. The residence determination date is the day before a term begins for which the person is applying for admission. It is the student's responsibility to clearly demonstrate both physical presence in California and intent to establish California residency.

Students who hold or wish to obtain the F-1 Student Visa to visit the United States for the purpose of study should apply for admission to Ohlone College through the International Programs and Services Office.

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