As an academic institution and as a community, Stanford welcomes and embraces students and scholars from around the world who contribute immeasurably to our mission of education and discovery. Inclusion and nondiscrimination are core values of our community, and they extend to people from around the world regardless of citizenship.
Citizenship and immigration status are not a condition of admission to Stanford. We welcome applications from all students who are ready to make the most of the extraordinary academic opportunities available at Stanford.
- The University recently reiterated its support for immigrant and undocumented students .
- Stanford has supported the DREAM Act since it was introduced in 2001 and also joined over 600 universities in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) .
- Our priority is to create a supportive community for both DACA and undocumented students.
- The Undocumented at Stanford website outlines the breadth of resources and support services for undocumented students at Stanford.
Submitting Your Application
Stanford treats all information provided in the application in a confidential manner. Undocumented or DACA students should feel comfortable providing as much accurate information as possible in the application to help us better understand their status.
- The application process is the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship or country of residence.
- To apply, simply review and follow our standard Freshman Application Instructions or our Transfer Application Instructions.
- All applicants must submit online either the Common Application or the Coalition Application .
Reporting Citizenship Status on the Application
In order to accurately represent your citizenship status on the application, please complete the following steps when completing the "Citizenship" section of the application.
- Under "Select your citizenship status," select "Other (Non-US)."
- Under "List citizenships," list all non-U.S. citizenships you hold.
- Under "Do you currently hold a valid U.S. Visa?" select "No."
- Under "Are you a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National?" select "No."
- Under "Are you a U.S. Permanent Resident or Refugee?" select "No."
- Under "List your Citizenship(s)," list all non-U.S. citizenships you hold.
- Under "Do you hold a current U.S. Visa?" select "No."
- Under "Have you been approved to receive DACA Status?" select "Yes" or "No" depending on your situation.
Stanford assesses undocumented and DACA students under the same need-blind admission policy it uses for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, meaning applying for financial aid is not a factor in making admissions decisions. While undocumented and DACA students are not eligible for federal financial aid, Stanford uses institutional funds to meet the full demonstrated need of all admitted undocumented students. Undocumented financial aid applicants will fill out the CSS Profile but not the FAFSA. Visit the Financial Aid Office's website for more information on financial aid application requirements for undocumented and DACA students .
If you have any questions about the undergraduate financial aid application process, contact Ron Diaz, Director of Student Awards, at .Updated on December 19, 2019 3:55 PM