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.  Below is information about how to complete an application for admission and about funding.​​

Application for Admission

  • You are not required or obligated to reveal your immigration status.
  • 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 Online Application page​.
  • Our application does ask questions in the general area of citizenship. Here is guidance about how to answer those questions: 

Application Questi​​on

Answer Guide

Citizenship (required)

Choose "Citizen of a Foreign Country"

Country of Citizenship (required)

Provide your information from menu

List immigration status (NOT required)

If you wish to answer choose "Other

"Other" (optional)

Provide information in open text field​​


Funding Eligibility

  • 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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