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10/14/2020 at 01:37AM

What are university communications and should I give permission for my parents to receive them?

So, I'm gay and very much in the closet, but I'm marking it on my CSU and UC apps, as well as talking about it in my common app essay. The CSU and UC application asks for permission for your parents to "receive university communications", and I was wondering if it would include anything that could out me. Should I say no? I really really do not want to be outed.

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2 answers

10/14/2020 at 02:07AM

It will more than likely say that you submitted and they'll probably receive mail from the colleges for parent information sessions. I'm not applying to any of them, but I asked friends who were and they said they shouldn't be able to unless you give them your login. Hope this helped!

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10/14/2020 at 10:46PM

I don’t think they’ll tell your parents any information on your application. I doubt that they’ll call and say “wow we love that your child is gay, did you know that they are gay? GAY GAY GAY” but if you are worried about the slightest chance than I would just say no to the communications.