TMCC College Catalog
iv. International students who graduate from a U.S. high school
may provide official high school proficiency examination
passing English scores in reading and writing. Proof must
be provided by either the Nevada High School Proficiency
Examination Program or the equivalent counterpart from any
other state as mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind
requirements. Scores recorded on official high school transcripts
will be acceptable.
b. International students admitted into the country on an I-20
from TMCC must be enrolled in the college as a full-time
student (a minimum of 12 credit hours) until they complete
their full course of study or transfer to another institution and
meet the progression standards outlined in Appendix F.
Evidence of sufficient financial support as defined in the
college catalog governing the semester of initial enrollment.
Admission to TMCC implies general admission to the
college only and does not constitute admission to a
specific curriculum or courses which may require additional
Students may apply for admission by completing the online
application. Applicants should come to the college well
before registration begins so all requirements for admission,
including required signatures, may be satisfied.
Regulations for Determining Residency and
These regulations have been enacted to provide uniform
rules throughout the Nevada System of Higher Education (the
System”) and all member institutions thereof, for the purpose
of determining whether students shall be classified as resident
students or nonresident students for tuition charges.
For the purposes of these regulations, the terms stated below
shall have the following meanings.
Alien”means a personwho is not a citizen of the United
States of America.
Armed Forces of the United States” means the Army,
the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard
on active duty and does not include the National Guard or other
Clear and convincing evidence” means evidence
that is clear in the sense that it is not ambiguous, equivocal
or contradictory and convincing in the sense that it is of such
credible, reliable, authentic and relevant nature as to evoke
confidence in the truth of it.
Continuously enrolled” means enrollment within
a normal academic year for which continuous enrollment is
claimed. A person need not attend summer sessions or other
between-semester sessions in order to be continuously enrolled.
Date of matriculation”means the first day of instruction
except that at the University of Nevada School of Medicine it
means the date that a notice of admittance is sent to a student,
and at the community colleges it excludes correspondence
courses and community service courses which are not state
funded. A person who enrolled in an institution of the Nevada
Systemof Higher Education but withdrewenrollment during the
refund period, may for the purposes of these regulations,
be deemed not to have matriculated and any determination
concerning residency status shall be voided until such time as
the person again enrolls at a System institution.
Dependent” means a person who is not financially
independent and is claimed as an exemption for federal income
tax purposes under Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code
U.S.C. § 152) by another person for the most recent tax year.
Family” means the natural or legally adoptive parent
or parents of a dependent person, or if one parent has legal
custody of a dependent person, that parent.
Financially independent” means a person who has
not been and will not be claimed as an exemption, for federal
income tax purposes under Section 152 of the Internal Revenue
Code (26 U.S.C. § 152) by another person, except his or her
spouse, for the most recent tax year.
Most recent tax year” means the income tax return
submitted for the prior income year.
Legal guardian”means a court appointed guardian of a
dependent person, who was appointed guardian at least twelve
months immediately prior to the dependent person’s date
of matriculation and for purposes other than establishing the
dependent person’s residence.
Nonresident”means a person who is not a resident.
Objective evidence” means evidence that is verifiable
by means other than a person’s own statements.
Relocated” means evidence of permanent, full-time
employment or establishment of a business in Nevada prior to
the date of matriculation.
Residence” is a term which for the purposes of these
regulations is synonymous with the legal term “domicile,” and
means that location in which a person is considered to have
the most settled and permanent connection, intends to remain
and intends to return after any temporary absences. Residence
results from the union of a person’s physical presence in the
location with objective evidence of an intent to remain at that
location for other than a temporary purpose.
Resident” means a person who has established a
bona fide residence in the State of Nevada with the intent of
making Nevada the person’s true, fixed and permanent home
and place of habitation, having clearly abandoned any former
residence and having no intent to make any other location
outside of Nevada the person’s home and habitation. The term
also includes a member of the Armed Forces of the United
States who has previously established a bona fide residence in
the State of Nevada, but who has been transferred to a military
posting outside of Nevada while continuing to maintain a bona
fide residence in Nevada. When residence for a particular period
is required under these regulations, this shall mean that the
person claiming residence for the period must be physically
present and residing in Nevada during all of the period required,
excluding temporary, short-term absences for business or
Returning student” means a student who reenrolls
after a break in enrollment of one or more semesters. A
returning student”retains prior resident status, if any, as long as
there is no indication that the student has established residency
Student” means a person who is enrolled at an
institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Spouse” means a person’s partner in legal marriage
or a person’s domestic partner if the domestic partnership is
registered with the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State.
Tuition” means a monetary charge assessed against
nonresident students which is in addition to registration fees or
other fees assessed against all students.
Tuition shall not be charged to current enrollees or
graduates of a Nevada high school.
Tuition shall not be charged to returning students
who had established an exemption from charges at any NSHE
institution in their prior enrollment period.