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Application Instructions for Undocumented Students

Applying to Elgin Community College as an undocumented/DACA student uses the same online application as other students. Undocumented students, who have neither U.S. citizenship nor a visa allowing them to enroll in college coursework, are not considered international students and may apply according to the regular admission process regardless of resident status.

Simply select "Apply as a New College Student." You don’t need an SSN or an ITIN to register for classes or receive a certificate or degree at ECC. While students without a social security number cannot apply for federal student financial aid to pay for college or career certification, ECC offers other ways to help cover your costs.

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The information and materials presented on this site are general and informational only and do not constitute legal advice. Immigration questions should be directed to a licensed immigration attorney. The campus and legal information provided on this site are subject to change at any time. Updates will be provided when possible, but faculty, staff, students, and the general public should continue to update and educate themselves concerning undocumented students and their families.

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