Welcome to the university. Please select one of these six genders

A Californian college is asking students to define themselves from one of six genders on application forms.

Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity.

School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets.

– Options are male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer and different
– School insists answers are voluntary and not included in decision-making
– The college also introduced gender-neutral bathrooms across campus in 2014