Transfer Process for Undocumented and Refugee Students: Models and Considerations for 2 & 4 Year Institutions

Transfer Process for Undocumented and Refugee Students: Models and Considerations for 2 & 4 Year Institutions Public community colleges enroll around 4,662,364 students.¹ Additionally, immigrant-origin students accounted in 2018 for 5.3 million students, or 28% of all students, in higher education.² Community colleges often serve as the gateway into higher education for many immigrant and […]

Credential Evaluation for Refugee Students

Resources and Organizations Supporting Refugees in Credential Evaluation Every year refugees don’t know how to continue their studies in the U.S without a U.S. transcript or certificate. If a refugee student has completed their studies outside the United States, credentials can be evaluated, especially for employment, furthering education, professional licensure. There are educational evaluation organizations, […]

Building Effective Support for UndocuEducators to Thrive and Persist in Higher Education

Undocumented educators (or “UndocuEducators”) are a vital resource to undocumented students to ensure their success in higher education. Their shared lived experiences provide them with special expertise and cultural competency to more effectively guide their students through college. However, UndocuEducators face challenges that make it difficult for them to retain and thrive in their roles. […]

Quick Guide: Refugee Eligibility for Admissions to Higher Education 

Resources to Help Explain Refugee Eligibility for College Admissions Refugees resettled in the U.S. sometimes face unique challenges explaining their immigration status and eligibility to enroll in colleges and universities in the U.S.. These challenges include:  gaps in their education history; transcripts in other languages; lack of financial means to take standardized tests; and identification […]

Career Pathways for Undocumented Students With and Without Work Authorization: Income Generation

One of the top priorities that undocumented students and alumni have identified is the need to generate income as well as pursue career opportunities in their field of interest. The challenges are particularly acute for undocumented individuals without work authorization. This resource compilation provides materials, websites, recordings and presentations that are geared towards undocumented students […]

Resources for Colleges and Universities Supporting Afghan Newcomers in the U.S.

Fact Sheet: Higher Ed Afghan Response Colleges and universities can provide much-needed protection and support for Afghan newcomers. Supporting access to higher education is at the core of the higher education mission. In supporting and enrolling Afghan refugee students, U.S. colleges and universities can improve refugee integration outcomes, expand access to higher education for refugee students, […]

Briefing – University Sponsorship of Refugee Students: Initiative on Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students

Briefing on University Sponsorship of Refugee Students The Presidents’ Alliance and its partners in the Initiative on U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students held a briefing on December 2, 2021 to discuss our newly released report and recommendations on university sponsorship of refugee students. Since an inaugural strategy meeting in May 2021, over a hundred […]

A Toolkit for Education and Awareness of University Sponsorship of Refugee Students

RESPONSE Campaign Toolkit To build support for university sponsorship of refugee students, the Presidents’ Alliance launched the RESPONSE Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students. This toolkit provides the information and tools for you to join and spread awareness about the RESPONSE Campaign. The toolkit can be used by everyone from students to higher […]

FAQs to understand a new pathway for refugee students through university sponsorship

Frequently Asked Questions The launch of the report on university sponsorship for refugee students is the beginning of an iterative process to build and implement an effective university sponsorship program that will evolve to meet the needs of students and the context. Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions about university sponsorship […]

How Will An University Sponsorship Program Be Funded?

How Will An University Sponsorship Program Be Funded? Costs for a potential university sponsorship program will include, but are not limited to, the Implementing Organization (I.O.) (staff, pre-departure activities and coordination, U.S. cohort coordination, training of U.S. HEIs, etc.), learning costs on campus (tuition, fees, room & board, books and supplies, etc.), and wraparound support […]