DACA and Undocumented Students

Rice University welcomes all applicants and considers candidates for undergraduate admission (as first time entering students or transfer students) without regard to nationality or citizenship, including undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status at the time of admission and those without DACA status who graduated from a U.S. high school and who have lived in the U.S. for an extended period of time.

For domestic students, Rice University follows need-blind admissions and meets the full demonstrated financial need of admitted students through a combination of scholarship awards, work study and available loans. Domestic students are individuals who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, undocumented students who have been granted DACA status at the time of admission or undocumented students who do not hold DACA status but are long-term residents in the U.S. and who graduated from a U.S. high school.

Refer to the First Year Applicants webpage for application instructions.

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