rdelaney wrote:I've heard at FSU it's fairly simple. All you need is two of the three (fl drivers license, car registration, and/or voters registration) to be considered in state for your second year. As long as those things have been dated for 12 months.
UF is notorious for having multiple answers, I'd make sure to talk to the office where you'll have to file those papers in year. I think that would be the registrars office.
My understanding is that it's pretty straightforward. Live here for twelve months before the start of classes 2L year (so make sure you are in gainesville early enough this year to do that), get a driver license, register your car, register to vote, file a certificate of domicile, demonstrate your intent to live here for practice, etc. Although I believe there are some hoops to jump through and some waiting to be done, it's possible. My roommate moved in at the beginning of August before our 1L year, and I believe she had established residency by beginning of 2L year. (Correction: she established by Jan, but probably could have established by August, she just didn't get the paperwork filed in time)
Other than making sure you're here a bit before the semester (before ILSP, because you won't have time to do it then), there's not much you need to do now, unless you are already in Gainesville. If you have any questions, please send me a PM and I'm happy to put you in touch with someone who can help you out. But keep in mind, we're all in the midst of finals, so it might be a week or two before someone can help you.