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For the first time in its 147-year history, Wellesley College is opening its gates to women who've publicly come out as transgender. And for one student, it’s been a long process to get there.

Two years ago, Wellesley announced it would consider any applicant who "identifies as a woman," opening the way for two transgender students in this year's incoming class.

It's a stressful time of year for students who are preparing to make their college decisions. But the next step - figuring out how much it's all going to cost - can be even more stressful. Now there's a new effort to make that complicated process a little simpler.

For the first time, one of this country's top-ranked women's colleges will accept transgender women students. Wellesley College will consider applications from any candidate who "identifies as a woman."

Wellesley College finds itself caught up in Chinese politics after an economics professor at Peking University lost his job and Wellesley professors tried to help him get it back. 

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