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<p style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Roboto,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #434343;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Common App defines legal sex as </span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Roboto,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #434343;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">your as the current gender marker on your government documents, such as your birth certificate, state ID, or driver&#39;s license.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Roboto,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #434343;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Some US colleges must collect legal sex due to reporting requirements. Some of these requirements are unfortunately not inclusive of intersex students. They are also not inclusive of students who do not identify as male or female. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Roboto,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #434343;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Regardless, we welcome and encourage students of every sex and gender to apply.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>
<span style="font-size: 11pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Roboto,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #434343;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">If you would like to share more about your gender or sex, you may use our gender and pronouns questions. You may also use your personal essay or the additional information section</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Roboto,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">.</span></span></span></span></span></span>

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