Minors under 19 (as of the first day of the semester applied for) and unmarried
derive their residency from their parents. If the parent is a California resident
and the minor student arrives in California before his/her 18th birthday,
that student receives California residency. If the student arrives after his/her
18th birthday, proof must be shown that student's parent(s) is a California
resident and claimed the student on their CA-540 tax form for the preceding
For more information concerning Minor students, contact the Residency Technician at (530) 895-2546
If you are in the United States with a Visa that allows establishment of residency, then the one year physical presence and intent will apply. IF your visa precludes you from establishing residency, then you would be charged the non-resident enrollment fees. You must provide the visa information when submitting your application. You may be asked to show visa to prove residency. The following visas can establish residency:
Permanent Resident Visa (I551)
A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, H-1, H-4, I, K, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-3, R, AND TC.
Go back to Residency for info concerning presence and intent.
The following Visas cannot establish Residency status for the community college:
B-1, B-2, D-1, D-2, H-2, H-3, M-1, M-2, O-2, P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, Q, AND OUT OF STATUS.
Persons with the following Visas must contact our International student
Technician at Butte for information concerning application and admittance
to Butte College.
F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2
Visit the International Student Admissions webpage for more information or call the International Student Technician at (530) 895-2572.