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College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students > Beloit College

Updated: November 2013

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?


Is there a contact person in the Office of Admissions who is knowledgeable of the issues faced by undocumented students and can serve as resource person for students, parents and counselors?

Jim Zielinski
Director of Admission
(608) 363-2500

Do you have institutional aid or merit/talent based scholarships for which an undocumented student would be eligible?

Merit scholarships, available up to full tuition, may be awarded to well qualified undocumented students. Students with a B+ or better average will be considered and those who have resources available (outside scholarships or other) to cover room, board, and fees will be given priority consideration.

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?

Print out and complete the FAFSA; mail directly to Beloit College Admissions Office, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511. Also complete and return the Beloit College Financial Aid Application.

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?

Non-citizen or other is appropriate

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?

Leave it 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?


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