Common Ap Rejects Gender Question Proposal

The Common Application has rejected a proposal to add optional essays about gender identity and sexual orientation, according to the online publication Inside Higher Education.

Last August, the board of the Common Application said it was considering adding the optional question to show support for gay applicants and students who don’t identify with traditional gender categories. Ultimately, the organization¬† decided to explore other ways to demonstrate support for these applicants, saying that the questions could pose problems.

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