DBBS Welcomes Applications from Undocumented and DACAmented Individuals

We evaluate applicants without regard to immigration status and are committed to providing a supportive training environment for all admitted applicants.  

  • You are not required or obligated to reveal your DACA or undocumented status.
  • However, you will be required to choose a current visa type.  In the drop down list you will have the option to choose "Other" or "None".
  • In DBBS essay #1 or #2, you may discuss your status as an undocumented or DACAmented applicant, especially if it is relevant to your academic background or interests.
  • You may also ask a recommender to comment on your status in their letter of recommendation.
  • Undocumented and DACAmented applicants are eligible for application fee waivers on the same terms as other applicants. Information on fee waivers is available on the PhD Admissions page​​.
  • Undocumented and DACAmented applicants who are offered admission are guaranteed funding that includes full tuition waiver, a generous yearly stipend and health cov​erage. 


The Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the Office for International Students & Scholars, and the Office of Scholar Programs  provides support for undocumented students.

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