Admissions & Records

Establishing Residency for Tuition Purposes


Residency Information

  • Residency Consideration Priority Deadline

    All requests submitted by the dates below are guaranteed review PRIOR to the term PAYMENT DEADLINE. Others will be reviewed in the order received.

    • Winter 2021
      Payment deadline is December 16
      Submit complete residency documents by November 16

    • Spring 2021
      Payment deadline is January 20
      Submit complete residency documents by December 1
  • How to Establish California Residency

    Check out the slide deck for a Residency webinar held in July. 

    Residency Forms

    Log in with your SMC username and password. Your username is the first part of your SMC email address--everything before the "@" symbol. 


Your "How To" Guide for Establishing Residency at SMC

Use this guide to determine if your nonresident status may be changed to resident status for tuition and fees purposes.