Page Updated: December 16, 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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 (Non-US)” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
Chicago is on the Common App and students can select “Other (Non-US)” for this option.
Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?
Students are welcome to share this information if they choose to do so.
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, and all students, regardless of citizenship, are considered for every type of financial aid available at Chicago.
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?
Chicago asks that students submit the International Student Financial Aid Application.
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)
Leave blank or complete with zeros.
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:
Students can contact their regional designated counselor.