The Coalition is Opening April 2016

coalitionThe Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success was created to simplify the college application process for students by providing a centralized space to journey through the admissions process. As of now, 80 colleges are members including all the Ivys and top liberal arts colleges and publics with many more expected to join.

The Coalition will work much like The Common App does, giving students yet another application option. However, The Coalition boasts other tools that will help students of all income levels navigate the admissions process, and all member colleges are required to have a 70% 6-year graduation rate and be committed to either making tuition affordable or meeting the full, demonstrated financial need of admitted domestic students. The Coalition will include a virtual college locker allowing students starting in ninth grade to upload videos, photos, and written work. It still remains to be seen whether starting the college application process even earlier (students applying via The Common App create an account the summer before their senior year), will decrease stress or make it more rampant.

For answers to frequently asked questions about The Coalition, please click here.




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