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Undergraduate Admission
Building B
Phone: 678-915-7281 
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Building B, Suite 172
Phone: 678-915-4199 
SPSU Home >> Undergraduate Admission >> Verification of Lawful Presence

Verification of Lawful Presence

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (USG), recently created Policy 4.3.4 that requires all students admitted and enrolled in a USG school after July 1st, 2011 to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States of America, or to pay out-of-state tuition.

Please complete a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at or submit one of the documents below to the Office of Undergraduate Admission via email at or by bringing it to our office in the Administration Building. 

  • Current FAFSA.
  • A current Driver's License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008 and valid for more than two years.
  • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008. 
  • A current U.S. passport.
  • A Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by Department of State or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551).

Students will have a registration hold placed on their record until the lawful presence verification requirement is satisfied.