Updated: February 2018
Does your college knowingly admit undocumented students?
Would you advise the disclosure of their status in the application process through their essay or counselor recommendation?
Yes, we prefer to know the status of our students at the application stage. Undocumented students are asked to complete the International Student Application for Agnes Scott and to share their story in the Additional Section or Supplemental Section of the Common Application. This information allows us to correctly process their application.
Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:
Associate Director of Admission
Do you have institutional aid or merit/talent based scholarships for which an undocumented student would be eligible?
Undocumented students are eligible for both merit based scholarships and need based aid. Students are automatically reviewed for merit based scholarships based on their academic performance. Our top undocumented applicants will also be invited to our Scholars Weekend, which will allow them to compete for additional scholarships and the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship (preference given to Hispanic/Latina students for this specific scholarship). Students must apply and complete their application by January 15th in order to be considered for Scholars Weekend. More information about our Scholarships and Financial Aid can be found at www.agnesscott.edu/admission/financial-aid/
How would an undocumented student apply for financial assistance or a need-based scholarship at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application in lieu of a FAFSA?
Agnes Scott College requires undocumented students to submit our college specific Certificate of Finance. We do not require the CSS profile.
When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship is there an applicable choice such as “non-citizen” or “other” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
Students can choose Other (Non-US) for the Citizenship Status question.
How should an undocumented student answer the question regarding social security number? Should they use zeros or leave it blank? Again, is a blank field permitted when submitting an online application?
Students may leave the Social Security question blank.
Can students submit an online application if they are paying the application fee with a fee-waiver?
If undocumented students are required to complete a paper application, do the online instructions direct them to do so?
Do any state laws exist that restrict an unauthorized student’s access to higher education or could cause them to feel generally unsafe living within the state?
Are there any institutional policies that exist at your college requiring administrators to report a student’s status?
Do you believe that the mission of your institution creates an environment where an undocumented student would be embraced and feel welcome on your campus?
Agnes Scott College is very proud of it’s inclusive and diverse community of students, staff and faculty. Our work with the Golden Door Scholars and the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship is a testament to our commitment of providing education to women from all walks of life. We are a safe and welcoming community of scholars.