Preparing for College

Is Arab Student a "White" Student for Application Purposes?

Question: I am Arab and catagorized as white on a racial forms, but when applying for college what should I mark?

On many college applications, including the Common App, if you check the "White" box, you will get a pull-down menu that allows you to then also check "Middle East" to further define your heritage.


In addition, there is almost always a blank "Other" space where you can type in any necessary clarifications.

If you are interested in a detailed discussion on race in college admissions, check out this thread on College Confidential: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1228264-race-college-admission-faq-discussion-9-a.html

(posted 11/13/2011)