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Coalition for Access, Affordability & Success


While most schools use the Common Application, there are only a few that exclusively use the Coalition Application. For your convenience, it is recommended that the Coalition Application be used only for the four colleges that exclusively use this platform. These colleges include:

  1. University of Washington
  2. University of Florida
  3. University of Maryland, College Park
  4. Virginia Tech
If you prefer to use the Coalition Application for other colleges, please see your counselor.

The Coalition for Access, Affordablity, and Success is a group of over 100 colleges and universities committed to providing access to students of all backgrounds. They believe this can be done through free technology that introduces students to college planning and guidance early in their high school years.

Coaltion “access” is facilitated through three online platforms:

1. Coalition Locker  
Private online storage for collection of any student materials beginning freshman year of high school. For example, a student might include essays, resumes, videos, photos, artwork, or reference letters from coaches or supervisors. Any file formats that can be “dropped” in Dropbox or uploaded to YouTube can be stored in the Locker.

2. Collaboration Space  
A student is able to invite a counselor, teacher, parent or any mentor to “collaborate” on an item in their Locker by “sharing” it. Sharing a file allows view-only access to the recipient. Colleges will not have access to individual Locker items unless the student attaches it to an application.

3. Coalition Application  - Availability date depends on college.
The Coalition Application is an online platform for applying to Coalition Member Colleges. For some member colleges, it can be used as an alternative to the Common App. Individual Locker items can be attached to each application at the student's discretion. (NOTE: If a member college is ready to begin accepting applications, a "Start Applying" button will appear when the college is added to your Coalition account list.)