Applying to University of Portland

Applicants completing the Common Application or the University of Portland Application, who are Undocumented or hold DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are welcome to apply. Instructions for First-Year Applicants filling out their respective First-Year Application, are the same as Transfer Applicants filling out their respective Transfer Application. 

Common Application: 

  1. Select "Other (Non-US)" for “Select your citizenship status”.
  2. Indicate your citizenship in another country for “List citizenship(s).” If you do not have another citizenship outside the U.S.,list  yourfamily’s country of origin. 
  3. Answer "No" for "Do you currently hold a valid U.S. Visa?"

*Source Common App 

UP Application: 

  1. Select "Non-US Citizen" for “Select your citizenship status”. If you hold DACA, select “DACA.” 
  2. Answer “I do not hold a U.S. non-immigrant Visa” for “Currently Held United States Visa Type.” 
  3. Answer “I do not hold a U.S. non-immigrant Visa” for “If you intend to apply for a new or different U.S. visa, indicate that visa type.” 
  4. Indicate your Country of Citizenship, City of Birth, and Country of Birth. If you do not have another citizenship outside the U.S., list  your family’s country of origin. 

* In the Personal Information section, applicants are asked their SSN, regardless of citizenship – it is not required, therefore you may leave it blank.    

For more information about our application requirements and deadlines visit the admissions website. For additional assistance with applying to University of Portland as an Undocumented or DACA student, contact Cassy Esparza: esparza@up.edu or Yollixpa Rios: riosmart@up.edu in the Office of Admissions.  

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