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Though questions about ethnicity are not required, they tell college admission officers more about your background and give them a greater perspective about your unique experience.<br><br>The ethnicity question on the Common Application has been updated to meet the Department of Education reporting requirements. Answers to the ethnicity question are not required for submission. If you choose to answer this question, you may provide whatever answer you feel best applies to you or any groups of which you feel you are a part. If you wish to answer the ethnicity question but feel that the established categories do not fully capture how you identify yourself, you may provide more detail in the <b>Additional Information</b> section of the application.

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