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Lawful Presence Verification

Army regulations require verified proof of lawful presence in order to participate in ROTC and the Corps of Cadets. Lawful presence will need to be provided prior to an admissions decision being made for Corps of Cadets participation. Students who cannot provide lawful presence may be admitted to the University of North Georgia, but not as a cadet. 

Please note: If you are using a document with an expiration date and the expiration date falls before the start date of the semester you wish to enroll, you will be required to submit an updated document prior to starting FROG week or the first day of classes (if a returning cadet). Otherwise, your tuition rate will default to the out-of-state rate.

Cadet Applicants

  • Current Driver's License/Identification Card issued by one of the following states:
    • Only unexpired licenses and state-issued IDs with the REAL ID symbol may be accepted.
    • Temporary/interim driver's licenses and IDs (paper copy provided until the official DL/ID card is generated) cannot be accepted.
State DL/ID Requirements for Acceptance
Alabama Must not be marked "FN"
Alaska Must not be marked "Limited Term"
California Must not be marked "Limited Term." Instruction Permits, Commercial Learner's Permits and temporary licenses cannot be accepted.
Delaware Must not be marked "Limited Term" or "Temporary"
Florida Must not be marked "Temporary"
Georgia Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Idaho Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Iowa Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Kentucky Must not be marked "Not for Real ID purposes"
Louisiana Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Maryland Must not indicate "T" restriction
Missouri Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Montana Must not be marked "Limited Term" or "Temporary"
Nevada Must not be marked "Limited Term"
North Carolina Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Ohio Must not indicate that it is "nonrenewable and nontransferable"
Oklahoma Must not be marked "Temporary"
South Carolina Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Tennessee Must not be marked "Temporary"
Texas Must not be marked "Limited Term" or "Temporary"
Vermont Must not be marked "Limited Term"
Wisconsin Must not be marked "Limited Term"

*We are continuing to review the remaining states and will provide updates as they are available.

  • Current U.S. passport (photocopy is acceptable).
  • Current Military ID card (for service members only, not dependents). Military ID cannot be copied and must be shown in person to a UNG admissions officer.
  • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing that you were born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable. You may order this document online at Vital Chek.
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization. Certificate of Naturalization cannot be copied and must be shown to a UNG admissions officer in person.
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship. (photocopy is acceptable.)
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad used by the Department of State or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (photocopy is acceptable).
  • Current, valid Permanent Resident Card (photocopy of both sides).

Mail to:
University of North Georgia
Admissions Imaging Center
P.O. Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503


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