Male, Female and 4 Other Choices on College Application

Binary gender classification is a thing of the past on admissions applications for the University of California Irvine. Starting this fall, prospective students will be asked this question instead:

How do you identify yourself?

  • Male
  • Female
  • Trans male
  • Trans female
  • Gender queer
  • Different

University president Janet Napolitano, the former Homeland Security Secretary, said in a statement:

“UC is working hard to ensure our campuses model inclusiveness and understanding.”


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