Pomona College

pomonaPage Updated: December 15, 2015

Location: Claremont, California

Does your institution admit undocumented students?

Yes

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

Yes

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?

Undocumented students may select “Non-citizen” or “other.” DACA students can also select the “other” option.

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

Yes. It helps us provide them with more information about our policies and helps us advise the student after he/she has been admitted.

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

Pomona considers undocumented students as “domestic” applicants.

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

Pomona is need-blind, meaning that 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need is met. Pomona does not offer merit scholarships to any students.

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?

Students must complete the CSS Profile. Pomona College CSS code is 4607.

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)

Pomona recommends that students leave this field blank.

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

N/A

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:

Michelle Gonzalez
Assistant Dean of Admissions
909-607-3028
michelle.gonzalez@pomona.edu

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