Lawful Presence

Section 59-101-430 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended in 2008, requires that, to attend a public university in the state, a student must be a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States. College of Charleston is required to verify the status of all students prior to their enrollment. The Board of Trustees of the College has approved a verification process to comply with the law.

Verification policies and procedures (PDF) can be viewed here.

For instructions on how to verify your Lawful Presence, please click on the appropriate link below:

Office Location:
Office of the Registrar
Lightsey Center 2nd floor, Suite 281
phone: 843.953.5668
Fax: 843.953.6560

Mailing Address:
College of Charleston
Office of the Registrar
66 George Street
Lightsey Center 2nd floor
Charleston, South Carolina 29424