Hello! I'm a junior and I'm starting to research the college application process. I've heard about both the Common App and the Coalition App, but I'm not sure which one I should use. Can anyone explain the main differences between the two and how to choose the best one for me? Thanks in advance!
Hi there! It's great that you're starting to research the college application process early. I recently went through this with my child, so I'd be happy to share some key differences between the Common App and the Coalition App. The Common App is accepted by over 900 colleges and universities, while the Coalition App is accepted by about 150 schools. The Common App tends to be more popular and widely used, but some colleges accept both, so you may have options. The Coalition App focuses on making college accessible to students from all backgrounds, especially those with limited resources. It offers a more comprehensive platform with tools like the 'Locker' to store and organize documents. The Common App is a bit simpler and more streamlined. When choosing between the two, consider which schools you're applying to and which application they accept. If you have limited resources or need more support, the Coalition App might be a better fit for you. However, if you prefer a more straightforward process and most of your target schools accept the Common App, that might be your best choice. Good luck with the application process!