What do these policies do beyond admissions and does what trans* inclusion looks like in practice? In other words, (how) do women’s colleges go from trans* admitting to trans* serving?

"Open Gates, Broken Promises" p. 4-5


Current Admissions Policies

Below, I have compiled all existing policies regarding transgender admissions at gender-selective colleges in the US (including women's, men's, and coordinate colleges), noting that these policies are inconsistent, perpetuate normative ideals, and create administrative barriers for trans students, and organizing identity into discrete categories of a table is both incomplete and problematic. As policies change, I will do my best to maintain and update this information.

For more information about these policies and resources, see TransAdmissionPolicy.org.

Also recommended is the Trans Student Educational Resources Model Admissions Policy on Transgender Students at Women's Colleges.


  • Saint Benedict and Saint John’s; Morehouse and Spelman; Hobart and William Smith, and Stern and Yeshiva are Coordinate Colleges.

  • Barnard (Columbia), Notre Dame (Maryland University), Russell Sage (Sage), and Scripps (Claremont) are colleges within a larger co-educational university system or have close relationships with co-educational colleges.

  • Mary Baldwin, Ursuline & and Texas Woman’s are colleges that are predominantly for women, but accept (cis) male undergraduates

  • Hampden-Sydney, St. John, Moorehouse, Wabash, Hobart, and Yeshiva are colleges for men

  • Moorehouse, Bennett, and Spelman are HBCUs


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