Undocumented Students Resources

Assisting Undocumented Students

This webpage intends to provide college-related information for undocumented students and high school counselors who commonly work with this population. It is our hope that the information provided will be used to assist students throughout the college search and application process. Additional colleges will continue to be added as the information becomes available.

What are Undocumented and DACA?

Undocumented students are children born outside of the U.S. and do not currently hold legal residency status. Each year approximately 65,000-80,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools. DACA is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and this was an executive order passed by President Obama in 2012. Many states consider DACA students being eligible for in-state tuition. As a result, College Transitions recommends that undocumented students research their state’s policy and consider applying for DACA. To learn more about how to apply for DACA, click here to access the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

For additional resources and scholarship information, visit our Resources page.

Colleges for Undocumented Students


Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas
CA

 

 

 


California

Claremont McKenna College
Pomona College
Whittier College

Colorado

CT

 

 

 

Connecticut
Connecticut College

Delaware

FL

 

 

 

Florida
Florida Atlantic University

GA

 

 

 

Georgia
Agnes Scott College
Emory University
Oglethorpe University
Mercer University
Young Harris College

Hawaii

Idaho

IL

 

 

 

 

Illinois
Lake Forest College
University of Chicago

IN

 

 

 

 

Indiana
Purdue University

IA

 

 

 

Iowa
Grinnell College

Kansas

 

 

Kentucky
Berea College

Louisiana

ME

 

 

 

 

Maine
Colby College

Maryland

MA

 

 

 

Massachusetts
Brandeis University
Mount Holyoke College
Smith College

MI

 

 

 

 

Michigan
Kalamazoo College

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

NH

 

 

 

 

New Hampshire
Dartmouth College

NJ

 

 

 

 

New Jersey
Seton Hall University

New Mexico

NY

 

 

 

New York
Hamilton College
New York University
NC

 

 

North Carolina
Davidson College
Duke University

North Dakota

OH

 

 

 

Ohio
Denison University
Kenyon College

Oklahoma

OR

 

 

Oregon
Lewis & Clark College
Reed College

PA

 

 

Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr College
Gettysburg College
Haverford College
Lafayette College

RI

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island
Bryant University
University of Rhode Island

SC

 

 

 

South Carolina
Furman University

South Dakota

TN

 

 

Tennessee
Rhodes College

TX

 

 

 

Texas
Trinity University

UT

 

 

 

Utah
Utah State University

 

VT

 

 

 

 

Vermont
Middlebury College

VA

 

 

Virginia
College of William & Mary
University of Richmond

WA

 

 

Washington
Whitman College
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington

West Virginia

WI

 

 

 

Wisconsin
Beloit College

Wyoming

Education Research Service Project


Helping to better serve our local communities

AERA_LogoThis information was collected as part of an Education Research Service Project (ERSP) for the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The ERSP initiative seeks to utilize the expertise of education researchers to benefit educational organizations, institutions, or other community based organizations that have expressed a need for assistance. The information and knowledge gained from this ERSP benefits U-Lead Athens and Freedom University, two non-profit organizations in Georgia that seek to help low-income and first-generation college-bound students in their goals of pursuing higher education.

This project was made possible with support from AERA and College Transitions.

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