Pre-Admissions Issues

Civil Rights Offices of the U.S. Department of Education provide guidance and assistance on the permissibility of making pre-admissions inquiries (i.e., on race/ethnicity, gender, age, disability condition, etc.) and other compliance issues. A list of these offices is provided below.

Region I:

(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
Office for Civil Rights - (617) 223-9662
Case Management Team - (617) 223-9338

Region II:

(New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)
Office for Civil Rights - (212) 637-6466
Case Management Team - (212) 264-4022

Region III:

(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
Office for Civil Rights - (215) 656-8541
Case Management Team - (215) 656-6442

Region IV:

(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)
Office for Civil Rights - (404) 562-6350
Case Management Team - (404) 562-6315

Region V:

(Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)
Office for Civil Rights - (312) 886-8434
Case Management Team - (312) 886-8767

Region VI:

(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
Office for Civil Rights - (214) 880-2459
Case Management Team - (214) 880-3044

Region VII:

(Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee)
Office for Civil Rights - (816) 880-4200
Case Management Team - (816) 880-4053

Region VIII:

(Colorado, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
Office for Civil Rights - (303) 844-5695
Case Management Team - (303) 844-3677

Region IX:

(Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas)
Office for Civil Rights - (415) 437-4275
Case Management Team - (415) 556-4295

Region X:

(Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Oregon, Washington)
Office for Civil Rights - (206) 220-7990
Case Management Team - (206) 287-1770