Lawful Presence Policy for SC Illegal Immigration Reform Act
Lawful Presence in the United States Must Be Verified Before Enrollment
The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act of 2008 (S.C. Code Ann.59-101-430)
prohibits those unlawfully in the United States from attending a public institution
of higher education in South Carolina and from receiving a public higher education
benefit. The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act requires all public institutions
of higher education to verify that all students are lawfully present in the U.S.
Students claiming to be United States citizens can verify their citizenship status
by completing either the U.S. Citizenship Verification Form or SCC Admission Application
and must provide one of the following:
Students who are not United States citizens must provide appropriate documentation
and will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security's Student Exchange
Visitors Information System (SEVIS) or Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements
Students will not be able to register for classes until SCC has received their documents.
For inquiries, contact the Admissions office at (864) 592-4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.