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Institutions of higher education are required to determine the residency classification of applicants. The initial determination of one's residency classification is made at the time of admission. The determination made at that time, and any determination made thereafter, prevails for each subsequent semester until information becomes available that would impact the existing residency classification and the determination is successfully challenged. The burden of proof rests with the students to show evidence as deemed necessary to establish and maintain their residency classification.
All students who believe they are South Carolina residents MUST complete the SC Residency Classification Form in their Self Service Carolina (SSC) account after admission.
For questions related to residency, please contact one of the residency officers listed below:Diane Stephens
Any appeals related to the residency classification should be directed to Donette Stewart, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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