The most important variable affecting undocumented students’ ability to persist in pursuing college admissions is the knowledge and investment of a caring adult. By familiarizing yourself with the policies, legal considerations, and best practices discussed in this lesson, you can help undocumented students navigate not only the barriers that all students face when they go to college, but those unique to the undocumented (who may also be first-generation college attenders).

Ways to help include the following: