Undocumented Students: An Overview Of Policies, Myths & Best Practices
Over 65,000 college-ready undocumented students graduate from our nation's high schools each year and this number is likely to increase. As such, higher education professionals are compelled to address the needs of this growing population. College-ready undocumented students have jumped the same hurdles as other college-eligible students, yet they have not been given the samedegree of access to higher education. Without improvements in relevant college knowledge, guidance, and financial support, these students, many of whom are among the best their communities have to offer, will continue to be shut out of a system that is virtually their only means for upward mobility.
Based on six years of research and practice with college-bound undocumented immigrant students, this webinar will offer participants insight into best practices for improving the college access and success of this growing population. The presenter will share information to dispel the myths about college-going, immigration, and educational rights for undocumented immigrants across the nation. In doing so, she will provide up-to-date information about policies and practices to provide undocumented immigrant students with greater access to higher education. The session will include information about state and federal policies that shape college access for undocumented students and offer best practices for helping undocumented students persist through the college admissions, college attendance, and financial aid acquisition processes. A major component of the session will be best practices for assisting undocumented immigrants in securing funds to support their college education.
- Review the impact of state and federal education and immigration policies on college access for undocumented students in their state
- Learn how to assist undocumented students as they apply for college admission
- Address the unique needs of undocumented college-goers
- Brainstorm ways to help undocumented students fundraise to pay for college
- Discover ways to help undocumented students develop a network of support once they get to college
- Learn how to help undocumented students improve their potential for employment or graduate school attendance upon college graduation
- Review ways to help undocumented students determine if they are eligible to adjust their residency status
Who Should Attend?
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Directors of Diversity
- Admissions Directors & Staff
- Student Services/Affairs Administrators & Staff
- Financial Aid Directors & Staff
- Directors of Minority Recruitment
- Outreach & Recruitment Staff
- College & Financial Aid Advisors
- Enrollment Management Administrators & Staff
- College Registrars
- Marketing & Communications Professionals