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Getting an Academic Common Market Form signed by a Judge

Students wishing to pursue study in uncommon programs not available within their home state may be able to take advantage of the Academic Common Market. This is a program whereby legal residents of 16 southern states can attend specified out-of-state graduate programs without paying out-of-state tuition.

  • The Academic Common Market Form (ACMF) is obtained by contacting the State Coordinator at 404-962-3081.
  • The ACMF must be completed and notarized prior to presenting the form to the Presiding Judge for signature.
  • Bring the completed and notarized ACMF to Courtroom 2000 located on the 2nd floor of the Superior Court (70 Haynes Street Marietta GA 30090) on Monday  OR  Wednesday OR  Friday at 11:00 am.  If you arrive after these appointed times, or come on a Tuesday or Thursday, you will not be heard and will have to come on a subsequent Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 11:00 am.  
  • The student must appear in person and present the form along with their current driver’s license showing their address is in Cobb County, Georgia.

Please Note:

If you are applying for a liquor license and need a Certificate of Residency signed by a Judge, you must present the Certificate of Residency form to the Probate Judge located on the 1st Floor, Cobb Superior Court South Building.

The Superior Court Presiding Judge will not sign a Certificate of Residency/Domicile for any foreign national wishing to obtain a document establishing or proving Georgia residency status.