Parental Information

<p>I noticed on the Common App that they want information for my deadbeat dad. Truthfully I don't want them ever contacting him. Why must I list his information? He was and is not a Father.</p>

<p>He went to a state university so they don't need his college info. What other reason could they possibly have? Oh and he has three kids who are 20+ years older than me that I haven't seen in about 12 years. So do I put them down in the "sibling" part?</p>

<p>Pardon my sarcasm. It's just that it feels truly degrading, and I don't want that jerk screwing up any of my chances.</p>

<p>I would leave it blank, and maybe put some sort of note in the "Additional Info" section. I'm not sure, though.</p>

<p>I'm in a similar position as the OP. They make you list an additional parent. I may contact them to see if they can manually edit mine or something.</p>

<p>The way I look at it, my stepdad is my father. Someone who is a test tube baby doesn't have to list their sperm donor. Why do I have to list mine?</p>

<p>The colleges I've contacted don't <em>really</em> want the info of a scumbag - well, except Haverford. They gotta have every stone to squeeze. I have talked to the people in some of the colleges' financial aid offices, and they say to leave his information blank or write "unknown." Like he would give me his financial info? Yeah, right. And monkeys might fly out my youknowwhat.</p>

<p>So they get it anyway, from the Common App. And then later, I get penalized for financial aid because of a deadbeat? </p>

<p>It just isn't right, to penalize the kid because of the deadbeat.</p>

<p>I agree with sd6, and if I were you I would leave this section blank. Maybe you can call the college you are applying to and explain your situation anonymously, and see what they want you to do on your application</p>

<p>Hope this helps</p>

<p>Thanks - It is sad, that we have to do things "anonymously" -</p>

<p>im in the same situation too...</p>

<p>Can an application be sent if the Common App sees your info as having errors? I know all but an address.</p>

<p>I'm going to bump this in case someone who hasn't seen it might know...</p>