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Office of the Registrar

Student Location and Addresses 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) also require DU to obtain authorization to operate in any state where a student is located.

DU will determine all students' location (state):

  1. At the time of the student's initial application to an educational program; and
  2. Upon receipt from the student of information about a change in the student's location or address;
  3. DU will solicit student location and address information at least two times per year and maintain and publish processes for students to provide address and location information;
  4. If a student does not provide a physical location, and the student is enrolled in at least one on-campus course, then the student's physical location is determined to be Colorado.
  5. If a student does not provide a physical location, and the student is not enrolled in at least one on-campus course, then the student's physical location is determined to be the state provided in the student's address.