- How to Apply
Who are Undocumented Students?
Undocumented students are school-age immigrants who live in the United States after entering the country without inspection or after overstaying their visas. Undocumented students can apply for admissions to Southern Oregon University but are required to submit the Tuition Equity Form in order for their admissions application to be processed.
Citizenship/Immigration Status Definitions
Resident Alien A resident alien is an immigrant who possesses a Resident Alien Card, is a permanent resident of the United States, but does not have citizenship. A student who possesses a Permanent Resident Card (Resident Alien Card-RAC) is not considered an undocumented student. When applying to Southern Oregon University a Resident Alien should select Resident Alien as their citizenship status on the application and must submit a copy of the front and back of their resident alien card to the SOU Office of Admissions in order for their application to be processed.
Undocumented An undocumented person does not have valid immigration status in the U.S. Undocumented students applying to Southern Oregon University should fill out the domestic student application, select Non-U.S. Citizen for their citizenship status and use 999999999 as their social security number unless they have been granted a social security number through DACA. Undocumented students are required to submit a Tuition Equity Form in order for their admissions application to be processed.
DACA/DACA-mented Students who are DACA recipients (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), also known as DACA-mented students, are still considered undocumented students even though they may have a social security number and/or an Employment Authorization Card. DACA students should follow the same steps as an undocumented student when applying to SOU. A copy of your Employment Authorization Card is not required for admission processing.
Refugee/Asylum A student who is a refugee or is in the United States on asylum is not considered an undocumented student. A student who fits this classification should apply to Southern Oregon University using the domestic payday loans NJ application, list their citizenship as a Resident Alien and submit a copy of the I-797 or I-94 showing their immigration status.
International Student An international student is a student who is entering or entered the United States with a valid non-immigrant status in the US. International students should apply using the International Student application. Certain visa holders, such as dependents of non-immigrants in H-1B or E-2 status, may be eligible for in-state tuition. Students should view the SOU residency page to determine if they are eligible for tuition residency. International students who are in the process of changing their immigration status, or who have questions about their immigration status, should consult with the Office of International Programs at .
Applying for College
At Southern Oregon University, admissions decisions are based on a holistic review of all applicant information, both academic and personal, presented in your application.
For information about application requirements or to complete an online application, visit our How To Apply page. All freshman and transfer students who are applying for a bachelor’s degree program are considered undergraduate students.
Applying as an Undocumented Student Undocumented students should apply to Southern Oregon University using the domestic student application and select non-US Citizen for their citizenship status. If the student has been assigned a social security number through DACA, they can use it for their social security number on the application. Otherwise, the student can use all nine’s (999999999) to complete the application.
Incoming freshman/first year students are required to submit their GPA and official high school transcripts in order for their application to be considered complete and processed. Along with these materials, undocumented students must submit the Tuition Equity Form.