Residency Requirements (501-02)
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program
Definition of Terms (501-02.5)
In-State Student Status (501-02.6)
Admissions Requirements (501-01)
1. Admission is not required for non-credit classes or Adult Education, though such students may be admitted if they intend to later enroll in credit courses.
2. Regular Admission applies to students meeting one of the following:
a. Graduation from a regionally accredited high school as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, or approved by the Arizona Department of Education or other appropriate state-level educational agency.
b. High school certificate of equivalency (GED).
c. Transfer in good standing from a college or university.
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3. Special Admissions - State-Mandated Underage Admissions: The College must admit students of any age if they meet one the following:
a. Composite score of 93 or more on Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test.
b. Composite score of 930 or more on Scholastic Aptitude Test.
c. Composite score of 22 or more on American College Test.
d. Passing score on relevant parts of AIMS test.
e. Completion of a College-designated placement test that indicates the student is at the appropriate preparedness level for the course.
f. Graduate of a high school or has a high school certificate of equivalency.
g. No student below grade 11 may be admitted except when required by State law or to a program or class designed for and limited to an underage group.
h. Special Admits are limited to six (6) credits per term without advisor approval.
i. Special Admits, including Concurrent and CAVIAT students (other than Dual Enrollment) and their parent must sign a waiver approved by legal counsel acknowledging they understand that:
1. The College is an adult learning environment.
2. Students may be exposed to graphic depiction or discussion of violence, sexuality, or other mature themes.
3. Sex offenders may be enrolled in the class or at the College.
4. The College cannot guarantee the safety of students.
5. Home-schooled students are treated the same as students in high school unless State or federal law directs otherwise.
6. Dual Enrollment: Credit classes on high school property in regular high school hours. All students in a class including those who do not elect College credit must meet course prerequisites and be in grades 11 or 12, except that: 25% of students may be in grades 9 and 10 if the following is met:
a. The criteria examine purposes and requirements of each course and identify which 9th and 10th graders meet prerequisites and are able to benefit.
b. Dual Enrollment coordinator annually reports exceptions and justifications to the State. The Registrar keeps reports on file
7. CAVIAT: High school enrolled students taking credit classes on College property.
8. Concurrent: Credit classes on College property or via Internet. Such students also require approval of high school counselor, instructor, and parent.
Residency Requirements (501-02) Return to menu
The registrar/Director of Enrollment Services, or desingee, determine residency.
1. The question of residency must be put to each student at the time of admission based upon information supplied on College applications, residency statements, affidavits, and additional information provided by the student. Registration and payment of fees will be in accordance with the residency assigned at the time of official admission.
2. The College notifies a student of his/her residency status upon admission.
3. The Registrar/Director of Enrollment Services or designee is responsible for making the initial residency classification.
4. An appeal of the initial classification may be made to the Registrar/Director of Enrollment Services. The appeal must be in writing, signed by the student, and accompanied by a petition to include sworn statement of all relevant facts. The appeal must be filed with Registration and Enrollment Services within ten (10) days of notification of residency classification. Failure to properly file a request for review within the time limit constitutes a waiver of review for the current enrollment period.
5. Definition of Terms:
a. Armed Forces of the United States: The Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the commissioned corps of the United States Public Health Service and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Guard and any military reserve unit of any branch of the armed forces of the United States.
b. Continuous Attendance: Enrollment at an Arizona educational institution for a normal academic year since the beginning of the period for which continuous attendance is claimed. Enrollment in summer sessions or other such inter-sessions beyond the normal academic year is not required in order to maintain continuous attendance.
c. Domicile: A person’s true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation. It is the place where one intends to remain and to which one expects to return when one leaves without intending to establish a new domicile elsewhere.
d. Emancipated Person: A person who is neither under a legal duty of service to parents, nor entitled to the support of such parents under laws of the state.
e. Parent: Father or mother, custodial parent, or legal guardian of a non-emancipated person. Circumstances must not indicate that guardianship was created primarily for the purpose of conferring the status of an in-state student on the non-emancipated person.
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6. In-State Student Status:
a. Except as otherwise provided in this article, no person having a domicile elsewhere than in this state is eligible for classification as an in-state student for tuition purposes.
b. A person is not entitled to classification as an in-state student until domiciled in this state for 1 year (previous 12 months) unless he/she meets one of the following requirements:
1. His/her parent’s domicile is in this state and that parent is entitled to claim him/her as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes.
2. He/she is an employee or spouse of an employee transferred to this state for employment purposes.
3. The domicile of a non-emancipated person is that of his/her parent.
4. A non-emancipated person, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which currently enrolled, does not lose in-state classification if his/her parent moves from this state.
c. A person who is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in the state pursuant to military orders or his/her spouse or dependent child (as defined in Section 43-1001) is entitled to classification as an in-state student. The student, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which currently enrolled, does not lose in-state student classification.
d. A person who is a member of an Indian tribe recognized by the United States Department of the Interior whose reservation land lies in the state and extends into another state and who is a resident of the reservation is entitled to classification as an in-state student.
7. Permanent Resident/Alien Status: A permanent resident alien is entitled to classification as an in-state student if such person has been granted permanent resident status in accordance with all applicable laws of the United States and has met all other requirements for residency. Students with Refugee /Amnesty status may also be classified with in-state status.
8. No emancipated person can establish a domicile in the state while attending any educational institution in this state as a full time student.
9. A person who has been domiciled in this state immediately prior to becoming a member of the Armed Forces of the United States shall not lose in-state status by reason of his/her presence in any other state or country while a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
10. Kane County, Utah students who are lawfully present in the U.S. pay a tuition rate equivalent to in-state tuition.
11. Dual Enrollment and CAVIAT students who are lawfully present in the U.S. have tuition accounted for equivalently to in-state tuition.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program Return to menu
WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution’s regular in-state resident tuition. In all cases, WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition.
If the student is a legal resident of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming then they are qualified for this program. Mark the appropriate residence code on the application for admission form to be declared a WUE student.
This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.