Emory University welcomes applications from undocumented students (with or without DACA).
Application ProcessFirst-year and transfer undocumented students (with or without DACA) applying to Emory University (Emory College or Oxford College) should follow the application procedures of a domestic student. Information regarding our application process and requirements can be found on the Apply section of our website.
Financial AidEmory University meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate undocumented students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking students, or transfer students, and who graduated from a U.S. high school. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for the program?
Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website for full details on who is (or is not) eligible for financial aid through this program.
Does your college knowingly admit undocumented students? Would you advise the disclosure of their status in the application process?
Yes. Undocumented students (with or without DACA) should feel free to share their personal stories with us through the essay portion of the application. High school counselors are also welcome to share more about the student through the letter of recommendation. The more we know about your personal story, the better!
Do you have institutional aid or merit-based scholarships for which an undocumented student (with or without DACA) would be eligible?
Merit-based scholarships: Undocumented students (with or without DACA) are eligible for the same merit-based scholarships offered to all students. Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships and membership in the Scholar Programs to incoming first-year students through the Emory University Scholar Programs.
Need-Based Aid: Emory University meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate undocumented students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking students, and who graduated from a U.S. high school. For further information, please visit the Office of Financial aid website.
My applicant checklist says I am missing the International Certification of Finances, is this something I need to submit?
Please disregard this item on your applicant checklist. Even though we waive this requirement for undocumented students (with or without DACA), it may still appear on your checklist. This will not affect or delay the review of your application.
Should I submit my DACA authorization form?
Yes. Please complete the form, save it as PDF, and send as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include your full name as it appears on the application, date of birth, and application ID#.
Who can undocumented students, parents, and counselors contact with questions?
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Sr. Assistant Dean of Admission
Office of Financial Aid