Originally Posted by lake42ks
There must be a clear answer to this somewhere, but if a white couple adopted a Korean girl who has a white name, will she be classified as white or Asian on her college application?
Actually I gave that example case somewhere above in the thread as an actual case (which is pretty common in the state I live in) that doesn't seem to be well described in the current federal regulations. You can simply suggest that the student apply without checking any of the optional checkboxes on a college application, if you think none of the "race" categories fit correctly. You have and everyone has the legal right to leave the form blank ( post #1
). I think the categories fit my children poorly (hence part of my interest in this issue) and it is encouraging to me that many colleges admit many students each year for whom they do not know of any ethnic affiliation ( post #4
). The recent national trend has been for an increasing number of college applicants to decline to self-identify any ethnic group ( post #3
), and maybe actual cases like this are one reason for that.
Good luck with the applications.