AB 540 Coalition
The College Dream Initiative
Rights & Responsibilities

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The law allows students the following rights under AB 540 legislation:


- Regardless of immigration status the student can apply for admission to a public college or        university in California. 
- Public colleges and universities in California cannot discriminate in admission based on a student's immigration status.
- Students are not required to show an ID or Social Security Card for admission.
- Students are not required to show proof of legal U.S. residency in the review of an application.

A student who is applying to a California Community College (CCC), California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus will file their application and is responsible for:

- Providing true and factual information on their college application.
- In a college application, students will leave the Social Security Number blank (a student should never use an ITIN number in a CSU or UC application).
- If a school requests additional information to verify AB 540 eligibility the student needs to reply in a prompt manner.


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