Having been online for almost two decades, they’ve successfully worked out many of the kinks and continue to make improvements each year.The Coalition App, on the other hand is new, and, as is to be expected, had its fair share of technical difficulties in year one.
At Yale, a paltry 1% of the applicant pool, just 317 total students, selected the Coalition App over the more traditional Common App.
At Emory University, fewer than 1,000 of the 23,694 total applications were submitted via the Coalition Application.
The Coalition App limits applicants to 2500 characters which should work out to roughly 500 words.
The 2016-17 admissions cycle was the debut of the Coalition App and it failed to make a major splash.
In the interest of providing some clarity, let’s start by taking a quick look at what each application is all about and then we’ll delve into the differences through a Q & A, addressing the most frequent questions that we receive from clients on the subject.
In 1975, a small grouping of private colleges, possessing both overlapping admissions requirements applicant pools, forged an agreement to develop a common application form that could be Xeroxed and submitted to all schools within the cohort.
Rising seniors who will be applying to competitive colleges this fall are almost sure to soon face the question, “Which is better, the Common App or the Coalition App? Except in this version, the feisty upstart (the Coalition App) happens to have the backing of just about every college and university in the country that boasts a combined endowment of countless billions of dollars.
”This budding rivalry isn’t quite yet on par with Coke vs. The brewing battle between the Common App and the Coalition App is evidenced by the sheer volume of questions that out staff at College Transitions have been fielding on the subject as of late.
It is a tool that helps to streamline the process of applying to multiple schools, allowing students to enter their demographics, educational history, test score data, activities, and essay just one time, saving applicants valuable time and headaches.
Current high schoolers who, in the preliminary phases of their college search process, encounter The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success are often a tad confused by the clunky name that sounds like either A) the world’s lamest team of superheroes, or B) a defunct Soviet ministry.