Wilkes University values different backgrounds, identities and nationalities among our students, faculty and staff. We encourage all students, regardless of your citizenship status or national origin, to apply to Wilkes. This includes undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students graduating from U.S. high schools or earning a high school equivalency diploma in the United States.
Applying to Wilkes
If you are an undocumented or DACA-eligible student, you will apply to Wilkes in the same manner as all U.S. citizens and permanent residents. We evaluate context and background, so you are encouraged to share your story with us through the application process. This policy extends to all first-year as well as transfer students.
If you need assistance to learn more about Wilkes University, the admissions process, or financial aid, you can request more information from our admissions team.
We do not take your financial need or application for financial aid into account when making the decision about whether or not you are admissible to the University. Undocumented and DACA-eligible students are considered for Wilkes merit aid at the time of their application review. An admission and scholarship decision will be provided once all required materials have been submitted to the University. Merit scholarships are based on previous academic performance.
Undocumented students and those with DACA status may wish to consult external resources. Examples of resources that could be helpful include the following, none of which is explicitly endorsed by the university:
- Act on a Dream
- American Civil Liberties Union
- College Board “Advising Undocumented Students”
- Immigrants Rising
- Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund
- My (Un)Documented Life
- National Immigration Law Center
- The Best Schools “The Undocumented Student's Guide to College”
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services DACA
- U.S. Department of Education “Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth”
- United We Dream
- TELACU College Success Program
- Scholarships.com Migrant Worker/Child of Migrant Worker Scholarship
- Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund
- Scholarships.com Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- ImmigrantsRising List of Undergraduate Scholarships That Do Not Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Get Schooled Scholarships for DACA/Undocumented Students
- 10,000 Degrees List of Scholarships
- Becas Univision Scholarship Program
- Royal Prestige Scholarship
- Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
- The Esperanza Education Fund
- International Education Financial Aid
- College Green Light
- Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
- Fiesta Del Sol Scholarship