rhodesPage Updated: December 16, 2015

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

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?


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?

Rhodes is a Common App member. They recommend students select “Other (Non-US)” and the country of their citizenship. If he/she doesn’t have a home country, they may select “stateless” in the “List citizenship(s)” field.

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

Yes, Rhodes advises students to disclose their immigration status in the application. This allows admission counselors to advise students during the application process and on financial issues surrounding their admission.

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?

All undocumented students, DACA and mixed-status students are considered for general merit-based scholarships ranging from $18,000 up to full tuition.

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?

Rhodes recommends that all applicants complete the CSS Profile. Rhodes College CSS code is 1730. Need-based aid for undocumented students comes in the form of the Rhodes grant.

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 may list zeros or leave the question blank.

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:

Katie Frink
Regional Director of Admission
[email protected]