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Undocumented Students

Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines.  As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.

We encourage all academically accomplished students to apply for admission regardless of their citizenship status. This includes students who may have recently learned of their status during the college admission process. At Southern, we take a holistic approach when reviewing applications, meaning we consider ALL the materials in an application file. We review a student's high school transcript very closely, along with the types of courses taken and grades earned. We consider standardized test scores, letters of recommendation and the admission essay. We do not take into consideration an applicant’s citizenship or immigration status.

Please note that The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. This means that information you provide to us to process is private and protected under the law.


On April 13th, the leaders of all 17 Connecticut State Colleges & Universities sent a letter to President Trump requesting his support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

On March 28th, the Office of Governor Dannel Malloy released a Family Preparedness Plan Toolkit. The toolkits can be found in English and Spanish.

Statements from CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian

DACA and Undocumented Students at CSCU - December 12, 2016
Update on CSCU Support of Undocumented Students - January 13, 2017
Statement In Support of Undocumented Students and CT Students for a Dream - January 26, 2017

Letter to President Trump requesting his support for the DACA program - April 13, 2017