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To be eligible for classification as a North Carolina resident, you’ll need to establish that the state has been your legitimate domicile for the previous 12 months.

The following documentation may be provided to prove residency. It’s to your advantage to have as much documentation as possible.

  • North Carolina driver’s license and North Carolina vehicle registration card.
  • Voter registration card.
  • North Carolina automobile insurance card.
  • Proof of jury duty invitation.
  • Rental agreement for property used as principal residence.
  • Proof of purchased property used as principal residence.
  • North Carolina income tax return.

Residency regulations for tuition purposes are detailed in the North Carolina State Residence Classification Manual, available at the Office of the Registrar.

If you’re classified as an out-of-state student, you may appeal this decision.

Complete the College of The Albemarle residency application and submit it to the Office of the Registrar no later than 10 business days after the start of the semester.

Within 10 business days of the semester, the residency committee will review the appeal and determine the status.

You’ll receive a letter from the Office of the Registrar notifying you of the decision. You may then discuss the matter further with the Registrar.

Residency for tuition purposes application


  • Steward, Melinda

  • Administrative Assistant/Registrar Technician

  • Elizabeth City Campus: AE 127

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2218