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Undocumented Graduate & Professional Student Resource Hub

This resource hub aspires to be a comprehensive central point where campuses and students can find information on graduate and professional school access, retention and success. It is meant to be a living document that will be updated regularly and include any new resources that campuses and organizations develop.


Apply to Graduate and Professional School

Making post-baccalaureate plans can be challenging for undocumented students especially those without DACA. The resources in this section will help students take the initial step toward applying to graduate or professional school. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list but one we hope students find useful in getting started in their graduate and professional journey.

In this section you can find information on:

  • General Application Guides
  • Law School Guides
  • Institution Specific Guidelines
  • Teaching and Education

Private Institutions Tool
This private institution interactive tool tracks admission and financial aid policies for undergraduate undocumented students interested in attending a private college or university. The tool will soon include data for undocumented graduate students.

I chose my program because of the generous financial aid package, the intellectual fit of my program, and the proximity to my family.

Anonymous Ph.D. student at Private Research University


Navigating Graduate School for Undocumented Students

Cristian Ramon Ramos, Edgar Hernandez Huerta, Karla Rodriguez Beltran, Mayra Nunez Martinez, Ricardo Sanchez-Molinero, Tadria Cardenas Rico, and Adriana Quintana-LopezAB540 & Undocumented Student Center/University of California-Davis

This toolkit seeks to answer the questions prospective students may have regarding the application and admissions process into any graduate program at UC Davis. This resource also seeks to empower and provide support for current graduate students who need guidance or have questions about funding and additional resources on/off campus.


Resources for Undocumented Graduate Students

My Undocumented Life

At My Undocumented Life, we have compiled a list of key information & resources to help you navigate the graduate school application process and experience as a graduate school student while undocumented (with or without DACA), including fellowship opportunities that are open to undocumented students and advice from former/current undocumented graduate students. We will continue to expand this resource page so please make sure to bookmark it!