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Monkeymaniac

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Hi all.

I was wondering what the definition of Californian resident is.
So when we apply to Californian medical schools, I'm pretty sure
there's a portion where you indicate where you are from California or not.
I am planning to graduate next year in May, and going to get a job
in California, and then begin my applying process there. Then do I
write on the AMCAS application and secondary application that
I'm a Californian resident? or is there a residency requirement (like 1 yr,
or 2 yr and paying taxes there)? Thank you for your help~.
 

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From the Univ of California policy...

"To be considered a California resident for purposes of fees, an out-of-state student must have lived in California for more than one year preceding the residence determination date, relinquish residence in other states, show an intent to establish residency in California and demonstrate financial independence. "

Intent to establish residency in a state is usually comprised of things like getting a state driver's license, registering your car there, registering to vote, paying state taxes, etc. Further from the site...

"Intent to establish California residency may be manifested in many ways, some of which are as follows:

1. Being the petitioner for a divorce in California.

2. Establishing and maintaining active California bank accounts.

3. Maintaining permanent military address or home of record in California while in the armed forces.

4. Paying California state income taxes as a resident.

5. Possessing a California driver's license.

6. Possessing a motor vehicle that is registered in California.

7. Registering and voting in California."
 
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When I applied in 2004, I didn't have to prove any of the above (for tuition purposes) until the summer before school started. I was considered a resident for admissions purposes just on the basis of living in CA at the time of application.

I don't know how it is now.

Also, the "financial independence" criterion does not apply to professional students.
 

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Hi all.

I was wondering what the definition of Californian resident is.
So when we apply to Californian medical schools, I'm pretty sure
there's a portion where you indicate where you are from California or not.
I am planning to graduate next year in May, and going to get a job
in California, and then begin my applying process there. Then do I
write on the AMCAS application and secondary application that
I'm a Californian resident? or is there a residency requirement (like 1 yr,
or 2 yr and paying taxes there)? Thank you for your help~.

You know that being a CA resident (for admissions purposes) sucks, right? :oops:
 

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You know that being a CA resident (for admissions purposes) sucks, right? :oops:

Exactly what I was going to say...lol...you may end up in a medical school somewhere out of california anyway...:laugh:
 

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You know that being a CA resident (for admissions purposes) sucks, right? :oops:

Really? how come? I thought that UofC colleges accept most of their
students from California. Was that a sarcasm? I'd appreciate
if you could let me know why. Thanks.
 

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Really? how come? I thought that UofC colleges accept most of their
students from California. Was that a sarcasm? I'd appreciate
if you could let me know why. Thanks.

Median MCAT scores:

USC 34
Stanford 35
UCD 32
UCI 32
UCLA 32
UCSD 35
UCSF 34
National median: 31

3800-7000 applicants per school for class sizes of 85-170 seats.
 
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