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University System of Maryland’s Official Policy
This overview is not intended to be a restatement or comprehensive explanation of the classification system. It is offered informally only to answer questions that are most frequently asked by students. The Board of Regents Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes (VIII-2.70) (the "Classification Policy") is the complete and only authoritative source. It is the responsibility of students wishing to understand their status or petition for reclassification to familiarize themselves with the complete Classification Policy. This overview does not supplant or amend any part of the Classification Policy, which is controlling.