Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition Purposes

The deadline to submit a SPRING 2024 petition was January 29, 2024. The Office of the Registrar will begin accepting residency petitions for SUMMER 2024 beginning April 15, 2024 through June 3, 2024.

The Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition Purposes is intended for use by:

  • Students who seek a change in residency classification; or
  • Those whose status cannot be determined from the information submitted on the initial Application for In-State Classification as part of the admissions process.

If, after reading the VIII-2.70 Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes, you feel that you have met the University's criteria, you should submit a Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition Purposes (form available at bottom of this page) and all supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the dates indicated below.

Petition Submission Deadlines

Term Submission Begin Date* Deadline to Submit Petition
Winter 2024 November 13, 2023 January 3, 2024
Spring 2024 December 11, 2023 January 29, 2024
Summer 2024 April 15, 2024 June 3, 2024
Fall 2024 June 3, 2024 August 30, 2024
Winter 2025 November 11, 2024 January 3, 2025
Spring 2025 December 9, 2024 January 31, 2025

*Please note that any petition and accompanying documentation will be returned to a student unprocessed if it is received prior to the applicable “Submission Begin Date” listed above.

Instructions for completing the Petition for Change in Classification for Tuition Purposes:

NOTE: Please do not use binders or accordion folders. Please do not staple, paper clip, binder clip, label, tab or use sticky notes on your documents. Remove all Social Security Numbers, Employee Identification Numbers, and bank account numbers.  

  • Your completed petition, signed and dated, should be mailed or personally delivered to the Office of the Registrar located in Suite 240 of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at 601 W. Lombard St. Your petition will not be accepted in any electronic format. If you mail your petition, be sure to obtain delivery confirmation. Petitions must be postmarked on or prior to the deadline for the term you are submitting a petition.  PETITIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE POSTED SUBMISSION DATE WILL BE RETURNED.   
  • The review of the petition and an initial determination of the status may take as long as six (6) weeks, not including subsequent appeals.Petition for Residency Reclassification

Click here for Petition for Residency Reclassification


Helpful Links:

  • Comptroller of Maryland: Request certified copies of Maryland tax returns. Click on LOCATIONS to find your nearest location. 

At Comptroller of Maryland branch offices, the following services are provided with no scheduled appointment:

Provides blank Maryland state tax forms and/or tax booklets.
Answers general tax questions.
Accepts completed Maryland tax returns and/or requested documents.
Provides additional IFTA decals to carriers in good standing and new carriers whose applications have been approved.
Provides certified copies of previously filed Maryland tax returns for individuals with identification.

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