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How do I decide which college application platform to use?

Hello everyone, I'm a junior and I'm starting to research college application platforms like the Common App, Coalition App, and individual college applications. I'm not sure which one is the best to use or if I should use multiple platforms. Can anyone help me understand the differences and advantages of each platform? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're starting to research college application platforms early. The Common App, Coalition App, and individual college applications each have their own advantages and differences. The Common App is accepted by over 900 schools and allows you to apply to multiple colleges with just one application. This can save you a lot of time and effort, especially if you're applying to several schools that accept the Common App. However, some schools may still require supplementary materials or essays specific to their institution. The Coalition App is accepted by around 150 schools and aims to provide an alternative platform that supports lower-income students with fee waivers and access to resources. It also has a virtual locker where you can store your materials throughout high school. Individual college applications are specific to each school and might be the only option for certain colleges that don't accept the Common App or Coalition App. In terms of deciding which platform to use, it really depends on the schools you're applying to and your personal preference. You can use multiple platforms if needed, but it's important to stay organized and keep track of deadlines and requirements for each application. Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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