Page Updated: December 18, 2015
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
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. Whitman College seeks to establish a vibrant community of individuals who are intellectually talented, have the potential to be leaders in and out of the classroom and are from diverse backgrounds both nationally and internationally. Recognizing that undocumented students make important contributions to the intellectual and social life of the campus, Whitman College admits and enrolls students regardless of citizenship.
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?
Whitman College 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?
Yes. Merit-based scholarships are available for students who have excelled academically within the context of Whitman’s applicant pool and for students with special talents in music, art, debate, or theater.
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?
Need-based scholarships for international students are calculated based on the student’s demonstrated financial need and are renewable for four years. 100% of demonstrated need will be met for students outside of the United States and Canada.
Students should submit the CSS Profile. Whitman College CSS code is 4951.
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 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:
Director of Admission