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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 Deadline
​Fall 2019
​September 4, 2019


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 Studen​ts 

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

Last updated 7/28/2020 4:29 AM