If an Application for Resident Status is denied, the individual may request that his or her Application for Resident Status be reviewed by the Resident Status Appeal Committee. The following procedures shall apply:
- The Resident Status Appeal Committee shall be composed of the Director of Admissions, the Registrar, the Director of International Education, the Dean of Students, and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, or their respective designees. At least three of these individuals must participate in an appeal. The decision of the majority of those participating in the appeal shall be conclusive.
- The appeal must be made in writing and must be received by the Student Ombuds Officer within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the denial letter. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a University holiday, it will be extended to the next business day.
- All contact with the Resident Status Appeal Committee must be in writing, unless otherwise requested by the Committee. An individual who wishes the Committee to consider information in addition to that provided with the Application for Resident Status must submit that additional information to the Resident Status Appeal Committee, in writing, with the appeal request.
- In its sole discretion, the Resident Status Appeal Committee shall have the right to request that the individual provide the Resident Status Appeal Committee such additional information and/or documentation as it deems appropriate, including meeting with the Resident Status Appeal Committee.
- The burden of proof is on the individual to demonstrate with clear and convincing evidence that he or she is eligible for a change in resident status because he or she intends to be domiciled in Michigan and has, in fact, established a domicile in Michigan.
- After the individual has submitted all requested information, the Resident Status Appeal Committee will review the individual's appeal. The individual will receive a written decision from the Resident Status Appeal Committee when the review is complete.
- Once the Resident Status Appeal Committee issues its decision, there are no further appeals for the semester or term covered by the Application for Resident Status.
Revised March 6, 2006