Yes. Hamilton will accept and consider applications from undocumented students.

Hamilton College will give full consideration to all undocumented students, and has a formal relationship with Golden Door Scholars, which works with students who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.

Because undocumented students (including those who have DACA status) are not eligible for federal financial aid, Hamilton’s policy is to review their applications with our international applicant pool and consider them for the financial aid dollars that are set aside for that population. In keeping with Hamilton’s generous financial aid policy for international students, for those undocumented students who are admitted, Hamilton will meet 100 percent of their demonstrated financial need.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents whose parents are undocumented will be considered for admission within the context of Hamilton’s domestic applicant pool, and in keeping with our need-blind admission policy. These students are eligible for Hamilton financial aid consideration and federal funding, and if they qualify for need-based financial assistance, their award will be based on their family’s documented income and assets.

The College does not now and will not in the future share information about the immigration status of our students, unless legally required to do so.

The College does not now and will not in the future assist with the enforcement of immigration laws against members of the campus community, unless we are legally required to do so.

Additional Resources

On Campus
Campus resources available to anyone with questions or concerns (business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Dean of Students Office
Allen Harrison, Associate Dean of Students
Counseling Center 315-859-4340
Days-Massolo Center 315-859-4279
Academic Support for Multilingual Students 315-859-4150
Human Resources Office
Mike Thayer, Employment Manager
Opportunity Programs 315-859-4398
Off Campus

Higher Education
  • ACE: Visit the ACE site for questions and answers about immigration, DACA, “sanctuary campuses” and other forms of assistance
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    Visit the NAFSA site to access NAFSA statements, read FAQs on Immigration Benefits and learn about the organization’s Travel Advisory in light of the Executive Order Travel Ban


The information on these pages was compiled from numerous sources, including the Brown University Undergraduate Admission webpage, CNN, Harvard University Global Support Services, The New York Times and the Syracuse University Slutzker Center for International Services.

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