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sbax123

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    I was wondering if anyone on here could answer some questions I have about getting in-state tuition. I will be graduating in April of this year in Utah with my bachelor degree. However, I want to move to a new state at the end of April/beginning of May. I am planning on working to save up some money for a year before attending dental school, but that still means I would be applying in June of this year. Can I apply as an in-state student in my new location even though I will have only lived there a couple months at the time I apply? By the time I would enroll if accepted at the state school I would have lived there over a year, so I just want to make sure I am able to do this. Thanks for the help!
     

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      I was wondering if anyone on here could answer some questions I have about getting in-state tuition. I will be graduating in April of this year in Utah with my bachelor degree. However, I want to move to a new state at the end of April/beginning of May. I am planning on working to save up some money for a year before attending dental school, but that still means I would be applying in June of this year. Can I apply as an in-state student in my new location even though I will have only lived there a couple months at the time I apply? By the time I would enroll if accepted at the state school I would have lived there over a year, so I just want to make sure I am able to do this. Thanks for the help!

      It really depends on the school. I know University of Michigan decides on tuition based off of where you graduated high school with no other chance of gaining in state tuition. I’d recommend researching your schools and/or emailing the admissions office and asking.
       
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      ESPN907

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        I was wondering if anyone on here could answer some questions I have about getting in-state tuition. I will be graduating in April of this year in Utah with my bachelor degree. However, I want to move to a new state at the end of April/beginning of May. I am planning on working to save up some money for a year before attending dental school, but that still means I would be applying in June of this year. Can I apply as an in-state student in my new location even though I will have only lived there a couple months at the time I apply? By the time I would enroll if accepted at the state school I would have lived there over a year, so I just want to make sure I am able to do this. Thanks for the help!
        What state/school?
         
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        sbax123

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          What state/school?
          To be honest I have not fully decided on an exact location yet. I am leaning towards Texas and Florida. I have emailed some of the schools in those states and they haven't gotten back to me yet. They are probably busy with the holidays and admissions right now.
          However, if I find out that having residency in a certain state greatly increases my chances of getting in I may consider moving there. In the last 10 years I have lived in California, Colorado, and Utah, and I just enjoy experiencing new places. My current residency is Utah, but I do not really want to attend Utah University's dental school and it is the only in-state school.
           

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            To be honest I have not fully decided on an exact location yet. I am leaning towards Texas and Florida. I have emailed some of the schools in those states and they haven't gotten back to me yet. They are probably busy with the holidays and admissions right now.
            However, if I find out that having residency in a certain state greatly increases my chances of getting in I may consider moving there. In the last 10 years I have lived in California, Colorado, and Utah, and I just enjoy experiencing new places. My current residency is Utah, but I do not really want to attend Utah University's dental school and it is the only in-state school.
            Im right there with you, could’ve gotten Utah instate but decided it was time to leave the state. Had I not gotten in to a school my plan was to move to Texas and get a job. As long as you’ve had gainful employment for 12 mo before class starts you should be considered instate.
             
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              To be honest I have not fully decided on an exact location yet. I am leaning towards Texas and Florida. I have emailed some of the schools in those states and they haven't gotten back to me yet. They are probably busy with the holidays and admissions right now.
              However, if I find out that having residency in a certain state greatly increases my chances of getting in I may consider moving there. In the last 10 years I have lived in California, Colorado, and Utah, and I just enjoy experiencing new places. My current residency is Utah, but I do not really want to attend Utah University's dental school and it is the only in-state school.
              Move to Texas, if you can get in-state residency the tuition is extremely cheap. they significantly favor TX residents as well
               
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                Im right there with you, could’ve gotten Utah instate but decided it was time to leave the state. Had I not gotten in to a school my plan was to move to Texas and get a job. As long as you’ve had gainful employment for 12 mo before class starts you should be considered instate.

                You turned down in state tuition to go somewhere else? Hopefully you have a scholarship and aren’t paying your tuition, otherwise you deserve the extra debt
                 
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                sbax123

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                  Move to Texas, if you can get in-state residency the tuition is extremely cheap. they significantly favor TX residents as well
                  Im right there with you, could’ve gotten Utah instate but decided it was time to leave the state. Had I not gotten in to a school my plan was to move to Texas and get a job. As long as you’ve had gainful employment for 12 mo before class starts you should be considered instate.

                  After emailing some schools in Texas they said that I would not be considered in state yet. I guess I won't be doing that...
                  The requirements are:
                  • Live in Texas for 12 consecutive months by the application deadline, October 1; and
                  • Establish and maintain domicile for 12 consecutive months prior to the application deadline, October 1, by gainful employment.
                  I think that may only apply to Texas though, because I was curious however and emailed a couple other schools that only accept in state people.
                  For example, the school in Mississippi said "Our residency requirements state that you must be able to show 12 consecutive months of residency prior to matriculation. The vision set forth by this school is to educate Mississippi residents to remain in Mississippi. I can tell you that although you will be fulfilling the residency requirements, our admissions committee might look at your move and question your intentions, since you didn’t indicate that you even attended school in MS. That is something that each one may take into consideration when contemplating whether they will vote to admit you. Of course, they also look at your interview and grades, GPA, DAT, etc."
                   
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