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Residency Petition

You can dispute your residency classification by writing to the Registrar office. Your request must be filed no later than 30 days after the first class day of the term for which tuition is payable. If you miss the deadline, you will lose the right to change your status and tuition adjustment.

If you were an Illinois resident at the time of admission, your residency will not change if parents move out of state. Residency is reviewed when a new admissions application is submitted.

Complete the Petition for Change of Resident Status.

You must provide documents detailing Illinois residency six months prior to start of term in which you are requesting change.

View the resident policy and required documents list


U.S. Mail: Registrar Service Center
Campus Box 2202
Normal, IL 61790

Submission Dates

  Term Begin Date Residency Documents Issued By Submission Deadline
Summer 2023 5/22/2023 11/22/2022 6/22/2023
Fall 2023 8/21/2023 2/21/2023 9/21/2023
Spring 2024 1/16/2024 7/16/2023 2/16/2024
Summer 2024 5/20/2024 11/20/2023 6/20/2024
Fall 2024 8/19/2024 2/19/2024 9/19/2024
Spring 2025 1/13/2025 7/13/2024 2/13/2025
Summer 2025 5/19/2025 11/19/2024 6/19/2025


If you are denied in-state residency status, you can file a written appeal.

Mail your appeal to:
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4000
Normal, IL 61790

Your appeal must be received within 10 business days of the status notification.