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Citizenship & Residency

The state of South Carolina requires students attending a public university in the state to provide proof of citizenship or lawful immigration certification.

Proof of Citizenship

All students must provide confirmation that they are a citizen/national of the United States or lawfully present in the country.

U.S. Citizens

Submit Citizenship Verification

Submit your verification on Self-Service Carolina prior to registering for classes. 

Non-U.S. Citizens

Immigration Documentation 

If you are not a U.S. citizen/national, you must submit your immigration documentation to International Student Services.  


South Carolina Legal Residency 

Submit SC Residency Certification Form 

Students hoping to receive in-state tuition must complete the SC Residency Certification form via Self-Service Carolina. This does not apply to students with assistantships and fellowships.

You will be asked for... 
  • SC Driver’s License Number
  • SC Car Registration Information
  • SC Tax information 

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