The Board of Regents of the University of Georgia requires that any student applying to Georgia State University must provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States before their admission to the university can be finalized.
This requirement is detailed in the following Board of Regents policies:
Policy 4.1.6 Admission of Persons Not Lawfully Present in the United States
Policy 4.3.4 Verification of Lawful Presence
While not required at the time of application, providing one of the following documents may expedite your verification process. Please use this section to upload a black and white copy of one of the items listed below. Please note, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents should upload documentation.
You may upload a copy of one of the following documents:
• Current U.S. Passport
• Current GA Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
• Current GA ID Card issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
• U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
• U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
• U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad
• Permanent Resident Card
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applicants are not eligible to attend Georgia State University and certain other colleges and universities within the University System of Georgia (USG), pursuant to the policies of the state Board of Regents (USGBOR). The other colleges and universities where DACA individuals are not eligible to enroll, per USGBOR policies, are The University of Georgia, Georgia College and State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Health Sciences University.
USGBOR policies do not recognize DACA individuals as being lawfully present and therefore eligible to enroll, although DACA individuals have been authorized by the Department of Homeland Security to remain in the United States during the period of deferred action.
DACA students are welcome to pursue admission and enrollment at other USG or non-USG institutions outside of those named above, as the USGBOR policy currently applies only to these five institutions.
More information about this policy may be obtained by contacting the USGBOR at http://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/contact.