Residence Requirements

It is not necessary to be a resident of California (as defined in the Education Code) in order to attend College of San Mateo. California State law requires that each student enrolled in or applying for admission to a California Community College provide such information and evidence as deemed necessary to determine his/her residence classification. The burden of proof to establish residence is on the student. For more information, visit the Admissions and Records website (College Center Building 10, Room 360; 358-6855).