- Are Dreamers allowed to apply for admission to your university?
Dreamers are allowed to apply for admission to all schools in the UC system.
- If Dreamers can apply, how do they apply?
To elaborate, do Dreamers qualify as ‘domestic’ applicants or are they considered ‘international’ migrants? If they apply as international students must they establish English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL)? Is there any admissions application fee waiver available?
AB540/ Undocumented students apply for admission like all others students. Please complete the application found at the following link: https://grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/admissions/applicat.htm
Please note: Once you complete your application you will need to call our office so we can make sure if goes through successful. Please make sure you make permanent resident on the application, even if you are not, so you will be eligible for funding.
Application fee waivers are available to student only if they are participating in a qualified program. You can find out more at the following link: https://grad.ucla.edu/asis/infoserv/faq.html
Your status will be converted to resident waiving the TOEFL requirement if you have completed a degree in the U.S.
- Is in-state tuition available for Dreamers?
In several states in-state tuition is available for Dreamers who apply for special programs, such as AB540 in California. Does your university participate in any such program? If so please provide details on how to acquire in-state tuition.
Yes, AB540/ Undocumented students are eligible for funding programs. As noted above, please make sure you select permanent resident in your application so you can apply to fellowships at the time you are completing your application.
- Are Dreamers available for teaching and/or research assistantships?
Assuming an applicant is accepted into a graduate program in your university, are they eligible for teaching and/or research assistantships? Are RA/TA ships only available to those Dreamers with work authorization?
TA/ RA positions are handled by each department independently of admissions. As a general rule, most 1st year grad student do not TA.
- Does your university have any point of contact for Dreamers?
Does your university have a ‘Dream Resource Center’ or volunteer faculty/staff member who helps guides Dreamers? If so would you kindly provide the point of contact’s contact information?
If you have questions about AB540/ Undocumented students please contact Ms. Anna Guzman at email@example.com. We also encourage you to explore our Bruin Resources Center’s Undocumented Student Center at the following link:http://www.ab540.ucla.edu/undocumented_graduate.html