Page Updated: December 15, 2015
Location: Whittier, California
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?
Whittier 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?
Merit-based aid and scholarships are available. Talent scholarships are also available for students in Art, Music, and Theatre (audition and/or portfolio review may be required).
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?
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 this field 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:
Associate Director of Admission