Applying to UC

The first thing you should know is that no federal law prevents U.S. colleges from admitting undocumented students. By law, undocumented students have the right to access education (U.S. Constitutional Amendment 14), and UC welcomes all students who qualify academically.

All students applying to the University of California must thoroughly and accurately complete the entire UC application. Undocumented students may be uncertain about how to respond to the following:

Country of citizenship: The response option “No Selection” is considered a response and is the recommended choice for undocumented applicants including those with Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The “No Selection” response will avoid the applicant being asked other questions about permanent residency and visa status that are not applicable to undocumented applicants.

Social Security Number: Applicants are required to disclose their Social Security number if they have one. If an applicant does not have a Social Security number, he or she may skip that item. Applicants with DACA status should NOT enter an Individual Tax Payer Identification Number (ITIN) or an Alien Number in place of a Social Security number.

Visit the University of California website for complete information about the admissions process and to apply.