emoryPage Updated: December 22, 2015

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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. Emory University is actively seeking ways to encourage more undocumented students to consider Emory as a place to continue their education. As such, they have created a special admissions webpage for undocumented and DACA students: http://apply.emory.edu/apply/undocumented.php

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

Emory is a Common App member institution and students may select the “Other (Non-US)” option in the citizenship field.

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


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?

Undocumented students are eligible for the same merit-based scholarships offered to all students. Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships and membership in the Scholars Programs to incoming first-year students through the Emory University Scholars Program.

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?

Only undocumented students who have been issued DACA by the U.S. Federal Government are eligible for the same need-based financial aid packages offered to all other domestic admitted students, and Emory University meets 100% of demonstrated need.

Emory requires completion of the CSS Profile along with the IDOC packet (parent and student tax returns) in order to make a financial aid determination. Additionally, Emory requires that students submit their DACA authorization from USCIS.

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)

Students can leave this field blank. DACA students are encouraged to complete with their assigned DACA identification number.

Does your institution offer legal support to help students gain legal status by the time they graduate?


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:

William Segura
Assistant Dean of Admission
[email protected]