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a month ago
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Am I able to select biracial on my college applications?

I am a half white and half asian 10th grader.

I was wondering if on college applications they require you to select all that apply for race, or am I able to simply select biracial?

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a month ago

On the common app these are the questions you have to answer to complete the demographics section of the application for over 900 colleges that use the Common App. You can see there are many options to drill down and choose from other than simply selecting bi-racial. They want to know your White component in detail and your Asian component in detail.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

Demographics Questions from Common App.

Are you Hispanic or Latino/a/x? Y or N

Which best describes your Hispanic or Latino/a/x background? (You may select one or more) Central America

Cuba

Mexico

Puerto Rico

South America

Spain

Other

Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please indicate how you identify yourself. (You may select one or more)

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

White

Which best describes your Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander background? (You may select one or more)

Guam

Hawaii

Samoa

Other Pacific Islands (excluding Philippines)

(American Indian or Alaska Native)

Please tell us about your tribal identity or affiliation

Are you enrolled in a federally recognized tribe?

Which best describes your Asian background? (You may select one or more)

Cambodia

China

India

Japan

Korea

Malaysia

Pakistan

Philippines

Vietnam

Other East Asia

Other South Asia

Other Southeast Asia

Which best describes your Black or African American background? (You may select one or more)

U.S. / African American

Africa

Caribbean

Other

Which best describes your White background? (You may select one or more)

Europe

Middle East

Other

Specify other White background

( here you can write in your exact mix of 2 or more races)

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a month ago

Yes, colleges ask if you're multiracial. If you are using the common app to apply for college, it's on the profile section. It asks you to choose in which category you belong. It also asks about your citizenship.

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a month ago

I think for the most part, applications have a bi/multiracial box or one that says other. I'm part white and part native american so I have to deal with that too.

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