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Common App: "Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please indicate how you identify"

jacque101jacque101 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
Hello.
I am a Hispanic student with family from Central America and Spain.

On the Common App, I checked off "Yes" to whether or not I was Hispanic, and after being asked from where, which I checked off Central America and Spain, the following question says:

"Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please indicate how you identify yourself. (Select one or more)
American Indian
Asian
Black
Native Hawaiian
White"

I am not sure which one I check. Do I check off white? When I check off white, it then says:

"Which best describes your white background:
Europe
Middle East
Other (and then write that country)"

**So, what do I do with that second question regarding Indian, Asian, Black, Native Hawiaan, or White as a Hispanic student?

Replies to: Common App: "Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please indicate how you identify"

  • goingnutsmomgoingnutsmom Registered User Posts: 1,585 Senior Member
    Yes, your race is White as a Hispanic. It looks like you could either check Europe (because of the background from Spain) or possibly Other (because of the Central American background- is that of Indigenous Indian?)
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