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IDOC Verification Worksheet

RadDad1RadDad1 Posts: 90Registered User Junior Member
Section B Family Information of the Verification Worksheet to be submitted to IDOC states to write in the namd of the college for any household member who will be attending at least half time between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

Question: Do I list all of my son's colleges that have requested this from CSS/Profile? We won't know where he will be attending until we find out if he has been accepted, what the financial aid package looks like, etc. Yet the form wants this information now. Will it matter which order I list the schools or will each school actually see this worksheet? The schools that require this information are Carnegie Mellon, MIT, and Rice. Should I just list them alphabetically?
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Replies to: IDOC Verification Worksheet

  • SimpleLifeSimpleLife Posts: 2,128Registered User Senior Member
    ^I just put "undecided" on the line next to my current college applicant.

    I don't think they really care which school, for that kid, YET ... I mean, CMU, MIT, and Rice are going to be reviewing your son's information as if he's attending THEIR school. After all, they only care IF your son ends up attending THEIR school. (If he ends up attending MIT, why would Rice care what his CSS Profile info is? They no longer would. So, in Rice's mind, he will be attending Rice when they use the information you have provided ... in MIT's mind, he'll be attending MIT; ditto for CMU.)

    The question refers more to other kids in the same family ... where are THEY going to school? So, for my older kids, they get college names next to their names and ages. The other kids' college costs are relevant to how much expendable income the parents have to pay for the current applicant.

    Good luck! :)
  • RadDad1RadDad1 Posts: 90Registered User Junior Member
    I guess I was looking at it as another attempt by the schools to determine if they were a first choice. If I were to just list one school, or place them all in a particular order. Thought about just writing "yes" in that block.

    Off topic, but do you find it frustrating that College Board threatens not to process if you make any kind of mistake in submission, yet they reference a wrong Question number from the FAFSA for some of their information? (i.e. Question 93 for untaxed parental income, and FAFSA Question 93 is student's number of family members)?
  • SimpleLifeSimpleLife Posts: 2,128Registered User Senior Member
    ^Yep. I noticed the exact same thing and thought the exact same thing. Annoying.

    I do not think, though, that the "college" question is another attempt to find out whether they're first choice. I think it is simply for determining financial need in regards to how many family members you have in college and how much those colleges cost.
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