Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


and welcome to the Clemson University Greenville Campus!

South Carolina Illegal Immigration Act: 59-101-430

South Carolina has passed a law that requires public institutions of higher education to verify the lawful presence of every student as a condition of enrollment. Since July 1, 2009, all new and continuing students must verify their lawful presence in the United States. You can verify your lawful presence by providing documentation as listed below. These materials may be mailed, faxed or scanned and e-mailed to the admissions office; or you can bring the original document to one of the offices listed below.

U. S. Citizens must provide one of the following types of documentation (these are the only items that will be accepted as verification):

  • Complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). You may simply complete and submit the FAFSA form, available at
  • South Carolina Driver's License first issued after January 1, 2002 if born after January 1, 1987
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. or U.S. Territory Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • U.S. Government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Certificate of Citizenship

Documentation should be provided to the office below:

Graduate Admissions
E-209 Martin Hall
(864) 656-3195