I'm a junior in high school, soon to be senior as a matter of fact, that lives in Dubai, UAE. I've lived all my life here and am studying here. Both my parents aren't American and they don't have American passports. I was born in California and am expected to graduate in 2017. As an international student, do I get in-state tuition and if not is it possible to get? I've heard that you would be required to live in any state for a year before paying in-state tuition, is this true? Also on a separate not, how would American universities compare my transcript to local students? My school (SABIS) is known world wide for its rigorous academic program and I do have pretty high marks (around 90%). I'd really appreciate if someone could answer these questions as there is nobody in my school that can help me. My mother suggested talking to universities and asking these specific questions but I'm afraid they won't take me seriously, any thoughts? Thanks in advance. Cheers!