Student Location & Address Policy
Accurate address and student location information is imperative for many reasons. Safety and emergency notification processes require accurate student location information; certain educational benefits are based on student location; regulations for international students require the University to maintain accurate address information.
Federal regulations (34 CFR § 668.43) require that for programs leading to licensure, the University must determine the location of the student enrolled in the program and must notify students if professional licensure or certification requirements in the state in which they are located are not met by the curriculum of the program, or if DU has not determined whether the curriculum meets the requirements in the state where they are located.
Other federal regulations (34 CFR § 600.9) require DU to obtain authorization to operate in any state where a student is located.
DU will determine a student's location (state):
- at the time of the student's initial application to an educational program
- upon receipt of information regarding a change in the student's location or address
- at least two times per year when DU will solicit student location and address information and maintain and publish processes for students to provide such information
- if the student does not provide a physical location, and is enrolled in at least one on-campus course, the student's physical location is determined to be Colorado
- if a student does not provide a physical location, and is not enrolled in at least one on-campus course, the student's physical location is determined to be the state provided in the student's address