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Undocumented Students

Educational institutions in the United States, unless restricted by their state law, are permitted to admit and enroll all qualified students, regardless of their immigration status.

If admitted to the University of Rochester, undocumented students may accept merit-based scholarships and awards that are not service-based. Additionally, some students may have secured employment authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and may, therefore, be eligible to work during their program as a full-time student.  ISO continues to monitor developments in US policy and guidance for this program through our Recent Immigration Actions page.

While not technically on a University-sponsored, International Services Office-administered visa program, undocumented students are welcome to visit our office and meet with an advisor. We invite you to discuss your situation and how best to achieve your academic goals, as well as how to take advantage of the University and community resources available to you.