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Biographic Information

My Name

If you commonly use a first or middle name that differs from your legal name, select Yes in this section and enter the information.

Former Name

If you are sending any documentation or test scores where your name is listed differently than it appears on your application, select Yes and enter the information. This ensures that your documents and test scores are matched to your application.

Examples of former names include:

  • Birth names (if different from current legal name)
  • Maiden names
  • Nicknames (e.g., "Bob" for Robert, "Beth" for Elizabeth, etc.)
  • "Westernized" names
  • Alternate punctuation (e.g., your name appears with/without a hyphen, apostrophe, or diacritical marking)
  • Alternate spacing (e.g., your name appears with or without specific spaces)
  • Known misspellings (if a document contains a misspelling)


If your gender identity differs from your legal sex, use this section to indicate your gender.


Select the appropriate option. This information is required for reporting purposes to the US Federal government, using these values only.


Indicate any pronouns you wish to be referred to by (i.e., they, them, theirs).

You can also enter alternate pronouns; examples of additional pronouns include:

  • ze, zir, zir/zirs, zirself
  • ze, hir, hir/hirs, hirself
  • xe, xem, xyr/xyrs, xyrself
  • ey, em, eir/eirs, emself

Birth Information

Enter your date of birth in MM/DD/YYYY format. For example, January 7, 1989, would be listed as 01/07/1989. Make sure you enter your date of birth correctly; failure to do so could cause significant delays with matching documentation and test scores.

Birth Location

Enter your country, city, and state/territory/province of birth. This set of questions is optional.

Note: to ensure applicants are entering consistent data for some questions, this application uses pre-populated answer options that are maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). For example, country answer options are derived from ISO 3166, which is the international standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions.

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