Which Board of Regents policies require that institutions verify the lawful presence to their students?

During the October 2010 meeting of the Board of Regents (BOR), the Board approved Policy 4.3.4, Verification of Lawful Presence. BOR Policy 4.3.4 states that, “Each University System institution shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for resident tuition status, as defined in Section 7.3 of this Policy Manual, and of every person admitted to an institution referenced in Section 4.1.6 of this Policy Manual.”

Policy 4.1.6, Admission of Persons Not Lawfully Present in the United States, was also approved during the October 2010 Board meeting. Policy 4.1.6 states that, “A person who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible for admission to any University System institution which, for the two most recent academic years, did not admit all academically qualified applicants (except for cases in which applicants were rejected for non-academic reasons).”

Please visit the Lawful Presence page on our website for more information.