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Using a different address for school

Mk2002Mk2002 11 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hi everyone I’m stuck on the common app. I use a different address to go to school but my transcripts will probably have the address I use for school on them but for common app and fafsa I need to use my real address. What can I do will using my actual address cause trouble for my transcripts being sent and letters of recommendation? There is no way I can tell my school where I actually live it’s not an option. Please help if you know what I can do.
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 8841 replies325 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    If you're using an address to go to school in a district other than where you live you may have to take a gap year.
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  • Mk2002Mk2002 11 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I have friends that were in the same boat, but I feel uncomfortable asking them what they did because no one really knows that I don’t live in my schools boundary. Can anyone help?
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22703 replies15 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    The address you put on the application is where you will get all your mail. You could rent a PO Box. when you go to college, you can change your address.
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  • Mk2002Mk2002 11 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Would it be a problem bc wouldn’t my transcripts and fafsa match my common app information?
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  • Mk2002Mk2002 11 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Someone please helppppp!!!!!
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22703 replies15 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    How can we help you You don't want to list the address where you actually live and you want us to tell you it doesn't matter. How would we know? The address you list is where the mail from the school is going to go so that's why I suggested a PO Box. The college knows you don't live at a PO Box but that some people like to get their mail at one rather than delivered to their home. Lots of reasons like they travel a lot, to avoid theft, that they don't want the neighbors to know about all their secret mail. I doubt the school (college) cares about the address on the transcript as long as they can connect the document to you, but I can't say for sure. You have to make the decision.

    My kids went to 3 different high schools and lived at 2 different addresses. The day they started college, they changed their home address because I no longer lived there. People move.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29255 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You can have your college mail go to a different address than what your high school address is. It’s not like they cross check these things.
    A lot of kids have this situation, especially if they are in a divorce situation . The colleges are not going to care unless it involves two different states and you are going for in state tuition at a public college.

    Where you may have issues Is with your high school if someone gets wind of any discrepancies in address but that has always been a risk for you.
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  • Mk2002Mk2002 11 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thank you!!!
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