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Student Authentication Policy


The purpose of this policy is to define the student identity authentication process as part of admissions to Columbia College.


This policy applies to all applicants to Columbia College.


All Columbia College students are required to authenticate their identity as part of the admissions process. A student with access to a Columbia College campus may show a government-issued photo identification to a college staff member in order to authenticate their identity. Students who are not located near a campus will be required to authenticate their identity using a service provided by ProctorU, which has been established for online students or others, as designated by the College, to be able to authenticate their identity online. There is no charge to the student for authenticating through ProctorU. At the time of authentication, the student will need to have access to a webcam and be prepared to provide their student ID number, college email address and a government-issued photo ID. 




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