Undocumented Students

We welcome applications from undocumented students (with or without DACA) interested in applying as first-year or transfer students.

Application Process

Undocumented students (with or without DACA) should follow the application process and requirements of a domestic student rather than an international student.

Financial Aid

Emory University meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate undocumented students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-degree-seeking students, and who graduated from a US high school. This includes both first-year and transfer students.

This financial aid can come through a combination of grants, scholarships, institutional work study (DACA students only), or institutional loans. Undocumented students without DACA status may receive an institutional loan in place of the typical work study award. For further information please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Undocumented Applicant FAQs

Undocumented students (with or without DACA) are not obligated to tell us of their status. However, we invite students to feel free to share their personal stories through their application. This can be done through the personal statement, short answer questions, or any other appropriate space on the application.

High school counselors also are welcome to share more about the student through letters of recommendation.

Yes. First-year students who are admitted are eligible for both merit-based scholarships and scholarship through the Emory University Scholar Programs. Additionally, Emory meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for undocumented students (with or without DACA). For further information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Admitted transfer students, including undocumented students (with or without DACA) are not eligible for merit scholarships. They are, however, eligible for financial aid. Emory meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for undocumented students (with or without DACA). For further information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Please disregard this item on your applicant checklist. Although we waive this requirement for undocumented students, it may still appear on your checklist. This will not affect or delay the review of your application in any way.

Yes. You may upload this form as a "Supplemental Material" in your applicant portal.

Office of Undergraduate Admission

William Segura

Associate Director

Office of Financial Aid

Erik Lips

Associate Director