In actuality, “The Coalition” is a collection of colleges and universities that all meet a series of criteria demonstrating that they graduate a high percentage of their students within six years and have a strong track record of meeting applicants’ financial needs.
In order to promote increased access, the Coalition App is designed to engage students in the college process earlier in their high school careers.
Out of these, roughly one-third will only accept the Common App.
The original intention of the Common App remains its intention still today.
By the mid-1990s, the movement began to spread to more and more institutions and soon the Common Application migrated online, started to include public schools, and switched from being volunteer-run to an incorporated non-profit.
Growth has continued throughout the 21 century, as the number of participating schools has more than doubled in the past decade leading to its present number of member schools—740 institutions.
A licensed counselor and published researcher, Andrew’s experience in the field of college admissions and transition spans more than one decade.
He has previously served as a high school counselor, consultant and author for Kaplan Test Prep, and advisor to U. Congress, reporting on issues related to college admissions and financial aid.
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.