I. Implementation Guidelines The Office of the Registrar, the Graduate School, and the admissions/registration offices of the professional schools, as appropriate, are designated as the offices empowered at UAB to determine and certify "resident" or "non-resident" student status. These offices are responsible for documenting each residency status evaluation and for maintaining the records used to substantiate that evaluation. As provided in Section 202 of the Board Rules, "though certification of an address and intent to remain in the state indefinitely are prerequisites to establishing status as a resident, ultimate determination of that status shall be made by the institution by its evaluation of the presence or absence of connections with the state of Alabama." However, meeting the specific criteria included in the Board Rules may not in all circumstances result in certification as a "resident student." All facts and circumstances surrounding a person’s residency determination are considered, and no one fact is determinative.