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Residency status is determined in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status, published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and pursuant to Title 3, Texas Education Code.

In order to request a change in residency status for a given semester, select and submit the appropriate residency form(s) by the Official Day of Record found in the Academic Calendar. The contact information is listed below.



Residency Forms

Core Residency Questions


Semester/Term Session Deadline
Spring 2024 Mini January 31, 2024
Spring 2024 Regular Academic January 31, 2024
Spring 2024 Eight Week – First January 31, 2024
Spring 2024 Eight Week - Second January 31, 2024
Summer 2024 Mini TBA
Summer 2024 Six Week – First TBA
Summer 2024 Five Week – First TBA
Summer 2024 Regular Academic TBA
Summer 2024 Five Week – Second TBA
Summer 2024 Five Week – Second TBA
Fall 2024 Regular Academic TBA
Fall 2024 Eight Week – First TBA
Fall 2024 Eight Week – Second TBA

New Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The residency classification for applicants who have never attended University of Houston-Downtown and students, who will register or have already registered for their first semester at University of Houston-Downtown, is processed in the Office of Admissions. If you are a first time applicant or will be registering at University of Houston-Downtown for the first time, please direct all residency questions to

University of Houston-Downtown
Office of Admissions
One Main Street, GSB308
Houston , TX 77002-1001

Former and Continuing Students

Former and continuing UHD students must return this form to the Registrar’s Office. Please contact the Registrar’s Office regarding questions or reclassification of residency status for tuition purposes at 713-221-8999 or

University of Houston-Downtown
Registrar's Office
One Main Street, N330
Houston , TX 77002-1001