How difficult did you find your first round of finals? Honestly, I thought my first round was pretty easy; naturally, that gives me pause. Either my preparation was spot on or I missed several key nuances of each exam. I guess I'll find out very shortly when grades come out. Anyway, what was your experience with the first round of finals?
I've heard rumblings about it becoming much more difficult for out of staters to get residency at FSU and Florida after 1L. True?
I was under the impression that it used to be driver's license, voter registration, lease, and you're good to go after 1L, but the updated legislation changed that. Comparing the 09 version (http://www.flsenate.gov/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch1009/SEC21.HTM&Title=->2009->Ch1009->Section%2021#1009.21) of the legislation you mentioned to the 08 version (http://www.flsenate.gov/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch1009/SEC21.HTM&Title=->2008->Ch1009->Section%2021#1009.21), you'll see that the 09 version requires one to have been living in the state 12 mo before INITIAL enrollment at an institution, whereas the 08 version didn't include that. Seems that they have pretty much eliminated the possibility of reclassification if you start as an out of stater, which is disappointing.Anyway, thanks. Are people finding any summer internships there?
Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who is classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes may become eligible for reclassification as a resident for tuition purposes if that person or, if that person is a dependent child, his or her parent presents clear and convincing documentation that supports permanent legal residency in this state for at least 12 consecutive months rather than temporary residency for the purpose of pursuing an education, such as documentation of full-time permanent employment for the prior 12 months or the purchase of a home in this state and residence therein for the prior 12 months while not enrolled in an institution of higher education.
Quote from: OG Loc on December 23, 2009, 06:36:15 PMI've heard rumblings about it becoming much more difficult for out of staters to get residency at FSU and Florida after 1L. True?Partially true. It's not that it's becoming more difficult so much as that it is already fairly difficult and the schools don't really attempt to tell anyone about what's required.In addition to standard requirements (get a driver's license, register to vote, etc), the tricky things about Florida residency are that you have to:Fill out a declaration of domicile form and file it with the county clerk (I think that's the office...).Have EVERYTHING you need for residency dated before the start of your first year so that you can show you have been living in Florida for more than a year by the time 2L starts. This one trips up a lot of people and can be very difficult if you arrive only a few days before school.Fill out your bar application, and according to some of the staff at FSU this year, fill it out before the start of 1L. I say the FSU part because the 1Ls this year were told several conflicting things and I expect it to be a problem next year when they're trying to reclassify. But whatever the case, if your bar app is filled out before 1L starts, you're cool.As of this year, write out a statement of your intent to remain in Florida and have it notarized.Live off campus. This is required at FSU at least and is legally debatable, but it's a requirement right now. Section 1009.21 of the Florida Statutes covers everything in particular, if you're interested. It was just updated this summer, so I'd guess it will be stable for at least a few years, but you never know. And that update also seems to have caused some confusion at schools in Florida, so the requirements might be reinterpreted in the future. Like I said, it's really just that it's hard to get residency in Florida, not so much that it's getting harder. That said, I think Florida the state probably would eliminate the ability to reclassify if they thought they could get away with it.
As for summer work, yeah, people are finding work. Most people have something lined up, and I think most of the rest will get squared away soon.