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Attention Current Students

If you are currently not classified as a resident for tuition purposes and you believe you meet the requirements of NC G.S. ' 116-143.1 or 116-143.3, please file your application and supporting documentation to your admissions office by the appropriate dates below. It is the student's responsibility to provide the documentation necessary to support his or her claims for in-state residency for tuition purposes by the applicable deadlines.

Spring Semester 2016 - Please file your application with all supporting documentation by 5 p.m., January 25, 2016.

Fall Semester 2016 - Please file your application with all supporting documentation by 5 p.m., September 6, 2016.

After submitting your residency application, please allow a few days for processing. Your residency determination will be mailed to the current mailing address listed on your residency application.

All admitted students must be classified - initially or after a lapse in enrollment - as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes, as per North Carolina law. Evidence is necessary to claim residency.

Residency applications can be printed from a link on the right or completed from the LSAC online application and sent to the Office of Admissions in ONE of the following ways:

  1. You can mail the application to the UNC School of Law, Office of Admissions, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, CB 3380, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380.
  2. You can fax the application to us at 919.843.7939.
  3. You can email the application to us at
  4. You can submit the application in person to the Office of Admissions.

Applicants: Please allow us a few days after sending the residency application to process and update the status of your file. You will be notified via the online status checker and via an email when your file is complete.

Please note that the online residency application for graduate students on the university website should not be used to apply for residency at the School of Law.

Important Residency Note

Each applicant's residency status must be determined before a final admission decision can be made.

All applicants claiming North Carolina residency status (even if you've lived in North Carolina your entire life) must complete the North Carolina Residency Form (PDF) (applicants needing visual assistance should complete this residency form (PDF)).

Additional information about claiming North Carolina residency for tuition purposes can be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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