Antelope Valley College (AVC)
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300 x6504
The State of California requires certain criteria be met before a student may be classified as a resident
for enrollment purposes.
ESTABLISHING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY
Physical Presence in California:
The following criteria apply in proving physical presence in California:
Individuals 18 years and older must be a U.S. citizen who has lived in California for one year and one day
prior to the first day of instruction of the semester for which classification is requested.
Individuals under 18 years of age must be a dependent of a California resident who has resided in California
fo
r one year and one day prior to the first day of instruction of the semester for which classification i
s
requested.
NOTE: Non U.S. Citizens
Non-U.S. citizens will be evaluated for residency based on immigration status as permanent residents or on the
type of visa held, length of stay in California, and intent to maintain California as a permanent home. Students on
B, C, D, F, H-2, H-3, J, M, O-2, P, or Q visas and students not in the United States legally are precluded from
establishing residency.
Intent to Remain in California
Individuals requesting classification as a California resident must also show intent to maintain California as a
legal residence. Just being present within the state does not show intent to become a resident. Objective
manifestations of intent to establish California residence include, but are not limited to:
California State income tax returns with
California address
Federal income tax returns with California
a
ddress
Documentation of entry into a legal agreement
in California(i.e., marriage, divorce)
Documentation of California as home state of
record as required by the military
License from California for a professional
practice
California voter registration
Current W-2 form showing California address
Active California bank accounts
Active California bank accounts, active for one
y
ear prior to residence determination date (must
show California resident address, not P.O. B
ox
a
ddress)
Documentation of ownership of residential
property or continuous occupancy of rented or
leased property in California
Selective Service Registration with California
permanent address
Documentation of credit agreements with
California business
Utility bills (gas, water, powers, telephone)
covering a one-year time span prior to residence
determination date
High school or college transcripts
Documentation of the student as a California
resident. Having received rehabilitation,
unemployment, welfare, or other state services
Documentation of active membership in service
or social clubs
Documentation of possession of California
vehicle license plates
NOTE: You will need two items form the above list. One dated one year and one day prior to the
start of the semester in which you plan to enroll, and one dated currently. All items submitted
should be in your name with a California address, unless you are submitting tax forms showing you
as a dependent.
Antelope Valley College (AVC)
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300 x6504
Financial Independence:
Individuals requesting classification as a resident may be required to demonstrate financial independence for the
current and immediately preceding calendar year. Should Antelope Valley Community College require proof of
financial independence, both a notarized student and parent affidavit will be required to prove that the individual
requesting classification:
1) H
as not been claimed as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes by his/her non-
resident parents,
2) Has not received more than $750 from his/her non-resident parents within the current and
immediately preceding calendar year, and
3) Has not lived in the home of his/her non-resident parents for more than six weeks within th
e
cu
rrent and immediately preceding calendar year.
NOTE:
A student who has not been a resident of California for more than one year and who is the dependent child of a
California resident who has been a resident for more that one year prior to the residence determination date is
entitled to resident classification. A dependent child is one who has been claimed as a dependent for income tax
purposes.
Military Personnel and/or Dependents:
Antelope Valley Community College will classify servicepersons who are not California residents, but are stationed
in California on active military duty, as a resident, for as long as they are on active duty. A current military I.D.
will verify the student’s status on a semester-by-semester basis.
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ependents of servicepersons will be classified as a resident, for a period of one year from the date of the
dependent’s entry into California.
Dependents will lose resident status one full year after date of entry into California unless permanent residence in
California has been established and can be documented. To establish California residency, the student must prove
physical presence in the state of California for one year prior to the residency determination date and show intent to
maintain California as his/her legal state of residence.
Questions regarding establishing California residency should be directed to Antelope Valley
College; Admissions and Records Office (661) 722-6300 ext. 6504.
Antelope Valley College (AVC)
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300 x6504
Admissions & Records Office
Request for Evaluation of Residency Classification
STUDENT LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
STUDENT I.D. #
DATE
SEMESTER EVALUATION REQUESTED FOR:
ο FALL ο INTERSESSION ο SPRING ο SUMMER YEAR______
P
ART 1 VERIFICATION OF PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN CALIFORNIA AND
INTENT TO REMAIN IN CALIFORNIA
This form is submitted by the student to the Admissions & Records Office with documentation proving: 1) physical presence in California
for one year and one day prior to the residence determination date and (2) intent to maintain California as a legal state of residence.
The burden is on the student to clearly demonstrate both physical presence in California and intent to establish California residency. The
student is required to present evidence in accordance with California Education Code. The document presented must be valid, readable, and
dated to show continuous physical presence in California for one year and one day prior to the residence determination date.
PLEASE CHECK BELOW THE ITEMS BEING SUBMITTED WITH THIS FORM
All items submitted must include your home address at the time the document was initiated or issued. Documents indicating a post office
box will not be accepted. Students are required to submit a minimum of two items from the following list.
NOTE: One item should document continuous presence in California for a year and a day.
California State Income Tax return with California
address
(Years :___________________)
Federal Income Tax returns with California address
(Years :___________________)
Documentation of entry into a legal agreement in
California
(Examples: marriage, divorce)
Documentation of California as home state of record as
required by the military
License from California for a professional practice
California voter registration
Active California bank accounts, active for one year
prior to residence determination date
Documentation of ownership of residential property or
continuous occupancy or rented or leased property in
California
Current W-2 form(s) showing California address
Selective Service Registration with California
permanent address
Documentation of credit agreements with California
business
Utility bills (gas, water, powers, telephone) covering a
one-year time span prior to residence determination date
High school or college transcripts
Documentation of the student as a California resident,
having received rehabilitation, unemployment, welfare,
or other state services
Documentation of active membership in service or
social clubs
Documentation of possession of California vehicle
license plates
Other (please describe):__________________________
NON-U.S. CITIZENS PROOF OF IMMIGRATION STATUS
In addition to showing physical presence and intent to remain in California, non U.S. citizens must also show proof
of their immigration status.
PLEASE CHECK BELOW THE ITEM(S) BEING SUMBMITTED WITH THIS FORM
ο U.S. certificate of naturalization (N550 or 570) or, ο I-94 arrival/departure record or,
ο Resident Alien card (I-551) or, ο Other _________________________________
ο Copy of stamp in passport for I-551 or, _________________________________________
NOTE: Copy both front & back of document(s) you are submitting
Antelope Valley College (AVC)
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300 x6504
PART 2 VERIFICATION OF FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
Individuals requesting classification as a resident may be required to demonstrate financial independence for the current and
immediately preceding calendar year. Should Antelope Valley College require proof of financial independence, both a
notarized student and parent affidavit will be required to prove that the individual requesting classification: (1) has not been
claimed as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes by his/her non-resident parents; (2) has not received more than
$750 from his/her non-resident parents within the current and immediately preceding calendar year, and (3) has not lived in
the home of his/her non-resident parents for more than six weeks within the current and immediately preceding calendar year.
THE ADMISSIONS & RECORDS OFFICE WILL NOTIFY YOU SHOULD YOU BE REQUIRED
TO SUBMIT THE NOTARIZED AFFIDAVITS.
Have you received more than $750.00 from a non-resident parent within the current and immediately preceding year?
ο Yes ο No
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tudent Comments: ____________________________________________________________________________________
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tudent Signature ________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________
I
understand that the statements made by me and the documentation provided are true and complete. I also understand that
falsification constitutes perjury.
RESIDENCY CLASSIFICATION CHECKLIST
1. You will need two items form the list provided on the reverse side. One dated at least one
year and one day prior to semester you plan to register and one current. NOTE: Non-U.S.
citizens will need proof of immigration status also.
2. Please attach copies of the documents you are submitting and make sure your name,
California address, and date are showing and clearly legible or readable.
3. Submit the complete packet to the Admissions & Records Office.
4. A response will be mailed to you within approximately 5-10 working days.
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or Admissions & Records Office Use Only
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tudent must submit notarized affidavit: (see Part 2 above) ο Yes ο No
Based on the documents submitted, the student is classified as: ο Resident ο Non-Resident
Date: _______________________________________
Reason classification as resident is disapproved: _________________________________________________________
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dmissions Staff Signature: ______________________________________________Date:_______________________
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