Cal Dream: Undocumented Students Rights & Student Services

Regardless of immigration status the student can apply for admission to a public college or university in California.  The law allows students the following rights regardless of immigration status:

  • Public colleges and universities in California cannot discriminate in admission based on a student’s immigration status.
  • Students are not required to show an ID or Social Security Card for admission.
  • Students are not required to show proof of legal U.S. residency in the review of a college application.

AB 540 and undocumented students enrolled at the College of Alameda have the right to access the same general services as other students. These services include:

There are also many groups (online and local) dedicated to supporting undocumented students: