If you are an undoc­u­ment­ed or DACA stu­dent in Ten­nessee and are inter­est­ed in going to col­lege, the fol­low­ing guides have been pre­pared for you with infor­ma­tion about your options across the state.

  • The infor­ma­tion guide cov­ers the dif­fer­ence between pub­lic and pri­vate col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties and Ten­nessee, along with alter­na­tive high­er edu­ca­tion options, and state and nation­al schol­ar­ships and resources.
  • Below the guide is a one-pager on Deferred Action for Child­hood Arrivals, also known as DACA, which is the exec­u­tive action announced by Pres­i­dent Oba­ma that allows cer­tain undoc­u­ment­ed young peo­ple who qual­i­fy to receive two-year work autho­riza­tion and relief from depor­ta­tion. If you qual­i­fy for DACA and are inter­est­ed in apply­ing, the bot­tom of the one pager has ref­er­ences to orga­ni­za­tions that have free DACA work­shops where lawyers or vol­un­teers can help you and your fam­i­ly fill out your appli­ca­tion.

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about your options, or about apply­ing for col­lege, you and a teacher can request that Conex­ión Améri­c­as hosts an infor­ma­tion ses­sion at your school by send­ing an e-mail to Jer­maine Soto at Jermaine@conexionamericas.org.

Please click on each doc­u­ment to read and/or down­load it. Each doc­u­ment has mul­ti­ple pages, please use the arrow keys to nav­i­gate the doc­u­ments.