The New School understands that as an undocumented or DACA student, you may face unique challenges. We are committed to helping you meet these challenges and complete your degree successfully.
You are invited to contact Shondrika Merritt, Senior Director for Student Advocacy and Assistant Dean of Students, to discuss your questions or concerns privately. She will connect you with point persons in the Office of Financial Aid who can explain your options, help you understand available institutional aid, and direct you to our Scholarships office.
In addition, Academic Advising and Career Development is dedicated to supporting you in planning for your professional goals. We will help you pursue the kind of experiences that will prepare you for life after college, such as volunteer opportunities, internships, independent study and research projects, and leadership roles in campus clubs. Our career services staff will work closely with you to ensure that you meet academic requirements related to internships and other experiential opportunities.
University student organizations and associations can be another excellent resource for finding community and support on campus. Student Leadership and Involvement maintains a list of all student organizations, many of which promote community among those with a shared culture or nationality.
Students who are concerned about immigration policies affecting DACA and undocumented students can receive confidential support and stress management strategies through Student Health Services.