Undocumented young people have a right to college. This toolkit is for them. 

In 2019, a group of experienced CARA College Bridge coaches came together around their shared commitment to helping undocumented students through the college process, as well as their shared frustration around the lack of relevant resources. They began conducting their own research on the topic, gathering specific information to help better counsel undocumented students in pursuing post-secondary paths.


The end result was this toolkit. Its purpose is to help undocumented students realize their college dreams by presenting new ways to look at the college application process. Educators, counselors, undocu-friendly organizations, parent(s)/guardian(s), and other young people can use the toolkit to support undocumented students in pursuing higher education. We continue to keep it updated as needed.


Feel free to print and distribute it in whatever ways may be supportive of your mission of supporting undocumented students through the college process.

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Obstacles & Opportunities: Supporting College and Career Access for Adolescent Immigrant Students

For educators serving undocumented and/or immigrant students, see our report on school-wide practices for supporting college and career access for adolescent immigrant students.

Read the report