Graduate catalog: 2024/25

Student Identity Verification Policy

The Student Identity Verification Policy applies to all courses or programs offered by University of the People, beginning with the submission of original or notarized documents during the application process, and continuing through to a student’s graduation, transfer, or withdrawal from the institution.

All courses and programs offered at UoPeople must verify that the student registering for a course is the same student who participates in the course and/or receives course credit. In verifying the identify of students who participate in class or coursework, UoPeople may make use of a variety of methods including but not limited to:

      1. A secure login and authentication process;
      2. Other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification.

To ensure appropriate and secure access to courses and other Student Information Systems, enrolled students are responsible for providing complete information about themselves in any identity verification process, in accordance with the Student Honor Code which students verify in the course of accessing UoPeople’s Learning Management System and the UoPeople Portal.

All methods of verifying student identity protect the privacy of student information in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and any other applicable laws or regulations regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. UoPeople will notify students of any fees associated with the verification of student identity at the time of enrollment, registration, and/or other relevant times.

All users of UoPeople’s Leaning Management System and UoPeople Portal are responsible for maintaining the security of usernames, passwords and any other assigned access credentials assigned, and are responsible for changing passwords periodically to maintain security. Personally identifiable information may be used, at the discretion of UoPeople, as the basis for verifying a student’s identity.

The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring university-wide compliance with the provisions of this policy.