DREAMers

Students walking on campus.

Know Your Rights

Event held on Thursday, September 28 at Clark College.

Changes to DACA announced
September 5, 2017

Clark College is closely tracking changes to the DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) program.  Clark staff are available for one-on-one conversations if you have questions or concerns. You can send an email to: diversity@clark.edu or call 360-992-2672 . 

This page will also be regularly updated with information.

Clark College is committed to welcoming all students and DACA students are an important part of our college community.  We pledge to take steps to ensure our Dreamer students continue to have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

 As a reminder, Clark College does not ask the immigration status of students at any time.

President Knight demonstrated his support for students by signing on to the Washington state higher education leadership joint statement after Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rescinded

Who Are DREAMers?

Clark College supports DREAMERS (undocumented students) in pursuit of their educational goals.

DREAMers is an affirmative term for undocumented students in the US. DREAMers exist in every state and come from all parts of the world including North and Central America, Asia, South America, Africa, Europe, and other regions of the world. In Washington State, students can also be recognized as HB1079 students.

DREAMers are students who:

  • Attended school and grew up in the US
  • Are in the US without permanent legal status
  • Many times find out that they are DREAMers when they start the process of applying for college

Enrollment

Apply for Admission

Apply for admission and complete the Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit/Declaration/Certification Form.

Apply in person at the Welcome Center, PUB 002.
Questions? Call: 360-699-NEXT

 

 Pay Admissions Application Fee

A non-refundable, one-time admissions application fee is required of all new students. Fee must be paid prior to taking the placement test.

Pay the application fee

    • ONLINE with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
    • By PHONE by contacting that Cashier's office at (360) 992-2177
    • IN-PERSON by visiting the Cashier's Office located in Gaiser Hall

 Take the placement test

 

Offered in the Assessment Center, PUB 015.
Phone 360-992-2588. 

No appointment needed.  

Hours and testing information available at www.clark.edu/assessment

 Complete the online new student orientation and advising modules

 Available at: www.clark.edu/admissions

Activate Student Email Account

 Go to www.clark.edu/current_students and follow the instructions to activate email using your Global pin (mailed to you after payment of the admissions fee).

 

Financial Resources

Washington State Financial Aid for DREAMers

On February 26, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523), also known as the Washington Dream Act. Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, this new law expands eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens who meet the program's eligibility requirements in addition to all three residency criteria listed below:

  • Have graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED®
  • Have lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since, earning the high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply*.
    *Students granted deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) must also complete and sign the affidavit. 

More information on the Washington State Financial Aid For DREAMers

 Online Scholarship Resources

 

 Dreamers Grant

The Dreamers Grant is a Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and satisfy the residency criteria below:

  • Have graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED® (or will do so before beginning college).
  • Have lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since, earning the high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply.

 

 

For Support & Resource Information

Office of Diversity and Equity
360-992-2672
diversity@clark.edu