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The California residency requirement has two parts, Act and Intent. To claim residency a student must have lived and shown intent to reside in California by:

  • paying California income taxes;
  • possessing a valid California driver's license;
  • registering and voting in the state;
  • owning and registering a car in California and/or the absence of these ties with another state.
The payment of California state income taxes is the most important act of intent. Concurrent with these acts of intent, physical presence in the state for one year and one day prior to the first day of classes is needed to establish California residency in the District. Because the residency requirement is complicated, students with questions should contact the Office of Admissions and Records.

International Student Program

The district has temporarily suspended the International Student Program until appropriate resources can be allocated to provide required services. Foreign students who wish to study in Northern California under the F-1 Visa (Foreign Student Visa) are encouraged to contact other community colleges.

Created: January 09, 1997 @ 12:00 AM
Last Modified: April 24, 2014 @ 01:58 PM


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