Carleton_2Page Updated: December 9, 2015

Location: Northfield, Minnesota

Does your institution admit undocumented students?


Do you feel that your institution creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where undocumented students would feel wanted and valued on campus?

Yes, we definitely do that.

When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship, is there an option to select “non-citizen” or “other” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?

There is a way for students to select this in the Common App. The option for “Other (Non-US)” is the appropriate selection.

Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?

Yes, it should be somewhere in the application.

For residency and tuition purposes, how does your institution treat undocumented students? (i.e., international, in-state, out-of-state, etc.)


Does your institution offer institutional aid or any type of merit/talent scholarships to undocumented students?

Yes, undocumented students are eligible for Carleton-based grants and loans. Students with DACA status are considered among all other legal permanent residents and U.S. citizens.

How would an undocumented student apply for need-based aid at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application?

Undocumented students must submit the CSS Profile. Awards would come in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and a campus employment opportunity. Financial aid is applied to academic-year expenses and generally is not available for travel or summer expenses. Scholarship amounts vary and are based on the need of the individual student. It is important to note that if we cannot meet your demonstrated financial need, we will not offer you admission.

Do you require that students submit a social security number on your admissions application? Can students use zeros to complete this requirement? (i.e., 000-00-0000)


If there is a specific person in the admissions office who is knowledgeable about the issues pertaining to undocumented students and can serve as a resource for students, families and high school counselors, please list his/her information below:

Students can speak to anyone in Carleton’s admissions office.
This link also provides useful information for undocumented students.