Application for In-State Classification (NEW STUDENTS ONLY)

 The Application for In-State Classification is only available to:

  • Persons seeking admission to one of the programs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB); or
  • Students recently admitted to a UMB program, who have not yet started classes; or
  • Students recently admitted to a different UMB program than they were previously admitted and enrolled in; or
  • Students who are returning from a Leave of Absence.

Students who previously completed this application but deferred their admission should notify the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible. Students who previously completed this application but are now seeking admission for a subsequent term (due to a canceled, declined, or waitlisted application, or an application to an alternate program) should contact the Office of the Registrar to determine if it is necessary to complete another application.

This form is not available to previously enrolled or currently enrolled students who are seeking in-state classification. If you are currently enrolled as an out-of-state student and wish to seek a change in residency classification, please review the instructions for submitting a Petition for In-State Classification.

If you are uncertain as to whether or not you meet the requirements for in-state classification, please read the University System of Maryland Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes.

Instructions for completing the Application for In-State Classification:
  • An original signature is required on the form. Computer-generated or missing signatures will result in an incomplete application.
  • Complete all applicable fields. Unanswered or skipped questions, or applications with illegible or missing information, will lead to a delay in determining your residency classification or possible denial.
  • Dates should be entered using a MM-DD-YYYY format, especially those dates that have occurred within the past 24 months.
  • If applicable, be certain to include any supplemental documentation that is required (military documentation, etc.).
  • Please be certain to list a valid email address on Page 2 of your application. If there is a problem with your application and we need to contact you, we will do so using the email address you provided.
  • Your completed application, signed and dated, should be sent to the Office of the Registrar prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission. Please use ONE of the following methods to submit your application:

Mailing address:

Email (as a scanned document):


Office of the Registrar
University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 W. Lombard St., Suite 240
Baltimore, MD 21201



Click here to view the Application for In-State Classification

DEADLINE: If you wish to be considered for in-state classification, the Office of the Registrar must receive your Application for In-State Classification prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

  • We estimate that it will take 15 business days to review your application and determine your residency classification. After our office has determined your residency classification, we will send you an email informing you of the classification. In some cases, it may be necessary for our office to send you this information via U.S. Mail.
  • Please be advised that your residency classification cannot be determined until your completed application is received by the Office of the Registrar.

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All inquiries regarding this application should be directed to the Office of the Registrar by calling 410-706-7480 or sending an email to