Seattle Central College prepares students for life and work in a multicultural and diverse society. We strive to provide a respectful and effective learning environment for all students in the pursuit of their educational goals. Seattle Central enrolls and supports students whose status in the U.S. is undocumented. We recognize that everyone should have a right to access higher education, and undocumented students make essential contributions to our campus, community and nation.
Supporting Undocumented Students
Seattle Central supports prospective and current undocumented students who:
- Entered the U.S. without authorization, OR
- Stayed in the U.S. past a temporary legal authorization AND
- Arrived to the U.S. at any age and from any country of origin
An undocumented person refers to a foreign-born individual who entered the U.S. without inspection OR stayed in the U.S. beyond the expiration date of a visa or other status. This has become a common term used to replace derogatory words like "illegal" or "alien." Undocumented encompasses a wide range of people varying in age, country of origin and time of arrival to the U.S. For more information, visit the Glossary of Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC).
Learn more about topics relevant to you:
- Understand the law, including DACA, HB 1079 and The Real Hope Act
- Funding your education, including your eligibility for in–state tuition and WASFA
- Community and advocate resources
The Office of Multicultural Services supports the needs of students of color and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. We promote diversity, equality and social justice at Seattle Central College through a variety of programs, services, projects and courses.
The office works together with other areas of the college on student–success projects and activities, supports the teaching and learning of diversity in the classroom, presents professional development activities on multiculturalism and diversity and provides information on diversity resources for students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Multicultural Services supports the success of undocumented students at Seattle Central College with resources for scholarships, community support, workshops and other on–campus support.
For more information, contact Multicultural Services at: