Pomona College seeks to enroll the best students, regardless of citizenship and immigration status. We strive to establish a diverse community of individuals who are intellectually talented, and who are eager learners and passionate contributors. Since 2007, in the admissions and financial aid processes, the College has fully reviewed applications from undocumented and DACAmented students who graduate from a U.S. high school by the same criteria as for all domestic students. Financial need does not affect admission decisions for U.S. citizens or students graduating from a U.S. high school, including those who are undocumented or DACAmented. 100% of need is met for all admitted students.
Undocumented and DACAmented students should follow the same application procedures as other first-year or transfer applicants. For more information regarding admissions, please email Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Paola Franco '17.
Pomona reviews all domestic applications through a need-blind process. Financial need does not affect admission decisions for U.S. citizens or graduates from a U.S. high school, including those who are undocumented or DACAmented.
The College is one of a handful of institutions across the nation that meets 100% of demonstrated need without loans for all admitted students. For more information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Resources at Pomona
The College is committed to supporting and guiding undocumented and DACAmented students through the application process and, upon their matriculation to Pomona, providing them with the support and resources they need to excel, including:
- A strong, student-led IDEAS (Improving Dreams Equality Access and Success) organization and mentor program at The Claremont Colleges, which can be excellent support for students in their transition to Pomona.
- Confidential emergency grant funding through the Dean of Students office. Grants cover the fee to apply for DACA if students would like to apply for the first time or would like to apply for a renewal.
- Access to the Sagehen Pro Bono immigration legal resources network (primarily composed of alumni) for current students, alumni, and their immediate family members.
- A committed group of faculty and staff advisors who work to support undocumented and DACAmented students at Pomona.