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Deceased siblings

BeefyBillBeefyBill 29 replies8 threads Junior Member
Curious, my D has two deceased siblings. On the common app where it asks if you have any sibs it’s tough to NOT put anything. Anyone have any experience with this?
edited June 2018
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  • BeefyBillBeefyBill 29 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Thank you
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 23399 replies17 threads Senior Member
    You can put them if you want. On a financial aid app, it may be to figure out family size, but on the application to the school, I think it is to get to know the student. If the sibling were part of her life, and you want to portray that, list them.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids 84191 replies1035 threadsForum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Forum Champion
    I can understand your thinking, but I do not think it’s proper to put that she has siblings on the common app. If she wants to mention the tragic loss of her siblings, then her essays are the appropriate place.

    That said, I can understand the OP’s pain in putting zero.
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