Common App Won't Add Questions On Sexuality, Identity

01/26/2011 04:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Inside Higher Ed

The Common Application has rejected a proposal that it add optional questions on sexual orientation and gender identity. The board of the organization issued a statement suggesting that colleges have other ways to indicate support for applicants who are gay or who don't identify with traditional gender categories, and that adding the questions could pose problems.

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