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
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Claremont McKenna College
Florida Atlantic University
Agnes Scott College
Young Harris College
Lake Forest College
University of Chicago
Mount Holyoke College
Seton Hall University
New York University
Lewis & Clark College
Bryn Mawr College
University of Rhode Island
College of William & Mary
University of Richmond
The Evergreen State College
University of Washington
Education Research Service Project
Helping to better serve our local communities
This 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.