University of Vermont

Office of the Registrar

Transfer Guide


:: Residency Office Responsibilities

It is our responsibility:

  • To establish and maintain written policies and procedures, approved by the University, for administering the regulations. 
  • To provide a process for students to apply for in-state status, to have the application reviewed by a Residency Officer, and to be notified in writing of the decision.
  • To provide a process for students to appeal the Residency Officer’s determination and receive a written notification of the appeal decision.
  • To process any changes due to administrative errors on a timely basis.

Administrative errors may include letters announcing an incorrect residency status, actual misclassification, or incorrect tuition billing notices. In the absence of fraud or knowingly providing false information, where a student receives an erroneous notice announcing the student to be, or treating the student as, eligible for in-state tuition, the student shall not be responsible for paying the out-of-state tuition differential for any enrolled semester or term commencing before the student received written notice of the administrative error.  

:: Applicant Responsibilities

It is your responsibility:

  • To register under proper domicile classification.
  • To apply for a change in residency status on becoming eligible for such a change.
  • To raise a question in a timely manner and to verify your status if there is any question.
  • To apply for a change of residency classification in a timely manner.
  • To supply all pertinent information requested by the University in connection with the residency classification process.
  • To provide in writing accurate information for initial classification and reclassification. 

Individuals willfully providing false or misleading information or omitting relevant information in an application for admission or for in-state status or in any other document related to residency eligibility may be subject to legal or disciplinary measures. Students improperly classified as residents based on such information will have their residency classifications changed and may be charged nonresident tuition retroactively for the period of time for which they were improperly classified.



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