Resources for DACA Students at VCU

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About DACA

On June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action Program which would protect undocumented students from deportation and would provide students with work authorization for a two-year period. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. Under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012
2. Came to the United States before the age of 16
3. Have continuously resided in the United States from June 15, 2007 to the present
4. Physically present on June 15, 2012
5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012 or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012
6. Are currently in school, have graduated high school/obtained a GED certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety

*taken from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website

Statement from VCU President, Michael Rao

VCU President Michael Rao responded President Trump's executive order, saying "the international members of our community enrich our academic, research and clinical missions while serving to actualize VCU’s core value of diversity. Our commitment to our international students, faculty, staff and patients is unwavering. We will continue to do everything within the law to support and advocate for the international members of our community." Read VCU's full statement.

VCU resources regarding Presidential Executive Order Affecting International Students

Admissions, Records and Registration

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. Click here for more deails.

All students applying to the university who wish to be considered for in-state tuition rates must complete and submit the Application for in-state tuition form at the time of application. Please visit the appropriate website below for information pertaining to you. 


The Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS) at VCU offer a 4-hour UndocuAlly trainings which include breakfast and lunch and they can also accommodate for condensed trainings as well. If interested, please contact

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