Residency status is determined by the information provided by the student on the online application. Students who have been California residents for more than one year and one day prior to the beginning of any semester are eligible as residents for that semester. Students need not be U.S. citizens to be classified as residents. Permanent resident aliens are eligible to establish California residency. Students may be required to present documentary evidence of eligibility for classification as residents. For further information, visit the Admissions and Records website