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Leaving CEEB code as "000000"?

flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
edited October 2011 in College Admissions
I have a tricky situation. What do you guys think of this, and how will it affect my Common Application?

I will be leaving my CEEB code as 000000 under "Academics", but will enter High School address and all other information accurately and completely. Also, my CEEB code will still be entered on teacher/counselor recommendations and I will specify it on the "Additional information" section.

Why I'm doing this:

All of my recommendations from my junior year teachers have been taken care of online. However, I just transfered to a new high school that uses Naviance. When I enter the CEEB code into the common application, it overrides the complete recommendations and I would need to have my teachers fill in recommendations manually and mail them in. This will not be possible for various reasons that I will not go over.


When I leave my CEEB code as 000000, everything is fine, and the recommendations remain intact. In addition, I repeat that my new school's CEEB code is already specified in counselor recommendations. All other High School information is properly entered, only CEEB code under "Academics" is different.

In your opinions, will this severely affect my application? I might email a few Universities about this matter, if that should be necessary... but I want your opinions first. Thanks
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Replies to: Leaving CEEB code as "000000"?

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 25,542 Senior Member
    The over-ride feature is the sort of thing that should be brought to the attention of (not necessarily in this order):

    The IT folks at Naviance
    The IT folks at Common App
    The guidance staff at your old school
    The guidance staff at your new school

    You can't possibly be the only person that this has happened to. Your carefully registered concerns/complaints may move the folks responsible for this flaw in the system to fix it.

    Until that happens, it looks to me like you have found a decent work-around.

    Good Luck!
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
    Thanks. I already talked to Common App support. They told me that there is absolutely nothing they can do to help me. I'll try to talk to IT at Naviance... if that doesn't work, I'll try mentioning it to my counselor but I doubt he'll have any solution either.

    I mean, leaving the CEEB as 000000 can't be that bad... I'm assuming they'll be able to properly identify and organize my application regardless. There's no way I'm calling my teachers across state lines and have them print/fill/copy/mail 10 supplement forms for the Sep 30th deadline.
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
    Anyone else want to comment on this?

    I'm surprised to see that no one else has ever run into this problem...
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
    bump .
  • meisterjohnnymeisterjohnny Registered User Posts: 2 New Member

    I'm trying to fill in the online common app. Thing is, there are errors, namely not being able to fill up CEEB codes for my parents' colleges.

    Tried searching online, on collegeboard and even the common app itself. No luck!

    And it's not like these institutions are obscure, its a masters @ Harvard University, US, Bachelors @ Cambridge U, UK, and Oxford U, UK.

    Any advise please? Should I leave it as 0000 as well?

  • rcbjillbkrcbjillbk Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I can't find the CEEB code for oxford u - anyone know how to find it?
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