Constitutional Amendment No. 23 (Persons Aged 62 or Over)
Pursuant to the provisions of the Georgia Constitution, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents establishes the following rules with respect to enrollment of persons 62 years of age or older in the University System of Georgia programs. To be eligible for enrollment under this provision such persons:
- Must be residents of Georgia, 62 years of age or older at the time of registration, and shall present a birth certificate or other comparable written documentation of age to enable the institution to determine eligibility.
- May enroll as regular or auditing student in courses offered for resident credit on a "space available" basis without payment of fees, except for supplies, laboratory, or shop fees. Space available will be determined by the institution. Students enrolled for credit that elect to participate in the campus health program, student activities program, or to use the parking facilities may be required to pay the appropriate fees.
- Shall meet all University System of Georgia and institution undergraduate and graduate admission requirements. However, institutions may exercise discretion in exceptional cases where circumstances indicate that certain requirements such as high school graduation and minimum test scores are inappropriate. In those instances involving discretionary admission, institutions will provide diagnostic methods to determine whether or not participation in Learning Support will be required prior to enrollment in regular credit courses. Reasonable prerequisites may be required for certain courses.
- Shall have all usual student and institutional records maintained. However, institutions will not report such students for budgetary purposes.
- Must meet all University System of Georgia, institution, and legislated degree requirements if they are degree-seeking students.
- May not enroll in dental, medical, veterinary, or law schools under the provisions of this policy.