The <a href="https://www viagra bestellen”>Common Application, often referred to as the Common App, is an online college application service that allows students to apply to multiple colleges using the same form. The App is well known and the official website reports that it is currently used by over 600 colleges (some colleges offer multiple application options that include the Common App).

In recent years, some colleges have begun using or considering alternative application options. One alternative application process that has gained attention this month is run through the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. The goal stated on the Coalition’s official website is to make college affordable and accessible for all students. The coalition will work toward this goal by creating a free online platform of tools for the application process. An interesting aspect of the plan is that the resources are intended to be available to all high school students, not only seniors, beginning in its first stage of development by April 2016.

To date, a growing number of public and private colleges and universities have become members of the Coalition. Recent news articles report that this includes greater than 80 of 140 colleges that are eligible for membership, including all of the Ivy League schools and other examples such as Amherst, Texas A&M, and Miami University of Ohio. The reported requirements for membership eligibility are that schools must have a 70% or greater six-year graduation rate and offer affordable in-state tuition (public) or meet the financial needs of students (private).

These developments have generated many news articles and discussions about possible pros and cons of alternatives to the Common App and whether they will improve fairness and equality in the application process as intended.


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