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.