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<p style=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Common App defines legal sex 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: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Many states are including “X” as a legal gender marker on state IDs or driver’s licenses. We apologize that the option is not available on your Common App, and we are doing our best to see that this changes next year. Some US colleges must collect legal sex as “male” or “female” due to outdated reporting requirements. These requirements are not inclusive of intersex students. They are not inclusive of students who do not identify as male or female. They are not inclusive of trans students who do not have the resources to legally transition. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><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. If you have X or another legal sex marker, please use the following steps to complete your application:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<ol><li style="list-style-type: decimal;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Choose either option for legal sex.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li><li style="list-style-type: decimal;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">In the Writing section of your Common App tab, find the additional information section. Answer &quot;yes&quot; to the question &quot;Do you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application?”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li><li style="list-style-type: decimal;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">Use the writing question to add a clarifying note about your legal sex. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li><li style="list-style-type: decimal;"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-style: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: none;">If you would like to share more information, you can also use the gender and pronouns questions in the Profile section of your Common App.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li></ol>

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