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Undocumented Student Aliens

In accordance with the North Carolina Administrative Code, Cleveland Community College will adhere to the following regarding the admission of undocumented immigrants:

  1. Cleveland Community College is responsible for ensuring a student who is lawfully present in the United States will always have priority for a space in a class or program of study over a student who is not lawfully present in the United States, if there are space limitations. Therefore, the College shall neither enroll undocumented students into a class or program of study for which there are waiting lists, nor register undocumented students for classes until the conclusion of the last published registration period.
  2. For the purposes of this procedure, "undocumented immigrant" means any immigrant who is not lawfully present in the United States. When determining who is an undocumented immigrant, the College shall use federal immigration classifications.
  3. The College shall admit an undocumented immigrant only if he or she attended and graduated from a United States public high school, private high school, or home school that operates in compliance with North Carolina State law.
  4. A student with an Adult High School diploma from a school located in the United States and operates or operated in compliance with State or local law is eligible for admission.
  5. A student with a General Educational Development (GED) Diploma is not eligible for admission.
  6. Undocumented immigrants admitted must comply with all federal and state laws concerning financial aid.
  7. An undocumented immigrant admitted shall not be considered a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and must be charged out-of-state tuition whether or not they reside in North Carolina.
  8. When considering whether to admit an undocumented immigrant into a specific program of study, the College shall take into account that federal law prohibits states from granting professional licenses to undocumented immigrants.