Residency Determination


If you are a new, incoming, or current undergraduate student, and you wish to request a residency classification, you will apply using the new Residency Determination Service (RDS).

RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina.  

  • To begin the process, visit
  • ALL undergraduate student inquiries about initial determinations, reconsiderations or appeals, should be directed to RDS, the sole authority for undergraduate residency determinations.  You may reach RDS by telephone or email:



‚ÄčNOTE: The Residency Determination Office is now located in McEniry 113

If you are a new, incoming graduate student or a current graduate student at UNC Charlotte, you will request a residency classification using the online UNC Charlotte Residence and Tuition Status application.

  • To start your application, click here.
  • Spring 2018 application submission begins on October 16, 2017.
  • The filing deadline for receipt of the NC Residence and Tuition Status Application in the Residency Determination Office along with all required documentation is the 5th day of classes by 5:00 PM.
  • ALL graduate student inquiries about residency determination, should be directed to the Residency Determination Office: