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According to State Board Policy 801.01: Admission; All new/readmission students must provide one Primary Form of Documentation or Two Secondary Forms of Documentation for Admission to Alabama Community Colleges. All International Students must provide an acceptable VISA.

  • Registration for classes will not be allowed until the Admissions Office has received appropriate documentation.
  • Documentation must be submitted in person to the admissions office -OR- a notarized copy may be mailed to the admissions office (see below).

Types of Acceptable Identification:
Primary Forms

  • Unexpired Alabama Driver’s License or instruction permit
  • Unexpired Alabama identification card
  • Unexpired U.S. Passport
  • Unexpired U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • Resident Alien Card-Pre-1997
  • Unexpired Driver’s License or instruction permit from another state or possession  that verifies lawful presence, dated 2000 and beyond
  • U.S. Alien Registration Card (Form I0151) prior to 1978
  • BIA or tribal identification card with photo

Secondary Forms, examples


  • Photo Identification, must provide one
    • U.S. Military ID Card
    • School ID
    • Employee ID Badge
    • U.S. armed forces driver’s license
  • Other forms, must provide one
    • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
    • Social Security Card (without restrictions)
    • Certified copy of a U.S. Birth Certificate or a U.S. State Department Certificate of Birth Abroad
    • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
    • U.S. Military ID Card (active duty, reserve, retired)
    • U.S. Armed Forces driver's license
    • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs card
    • Concealed weapons permit
    • Medical/Health insurance ID card (except Medicare card or a Mexican Matricula Consulate card)
    • BIA or tribal affidavit of birth or certificate of Indian blood
    • USCIS I 94 or I94A form
    • USCIS employment authorization document (I688A, I-688B, I-766)
    • U.S. military DD-214
    • U.S. travel document (mint green cover) endorsed with permit to re-enter (Form I 327 or refugee travel document Form I-571)
    • U.S. application for voluntary departure under the family unity program (Form I-797)
    • U.S. temporary resident card (Form I-688)
    • U.S. notice of approval to apply for permanent residents (Form I-171 or I-463)
    • Other documentation issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; or, documentation presenting a status permitted under 8 U.S. Code 1621 and 1641
    • For documentation not listed above or provided in U.S. Code, contact the Department of Postsecondary Education, Instructional and Student Services Division for assistance in determining eligibility.