DACA Eligibility Requirement: High School or GED

Of the DACA Eligibility Requirements, the education element can be confusing for individuals outside of the normal high school age, 14 years old to 18 years old, or for young adults that may not be able to immediately graduate.

To be eligible for DACA, under the education area, one of the following must exist:

  1. Current enrollment in high school;
  2. Current enrollment in a GED Program;
  3. Graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school;
  4. have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate; or
  5. be an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States.

The issue with current enrollment is a common issue. “CURRENT” enrollment must be CURRENT throughout the entire DACA Filing. USCIS will request proof of attendance and proof of completion (if that occurs while the application for DACA is pending). Thus, it is imperative to remain in school or to complete school, as to remain eligible for DACA.



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