Choices, Choices, Choices. We are constantly forced to choose between equally great options: Coke vs. Pepsi, iOS vs. Android, Batman vs. Superman. In the college application arena some students will have to choose between the Common App (The Common Application, www.commonapp.org) and the Coalition App (The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Application , www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org). Before you spend valuable time filling out one of these applications first decide if your college list requires that you complete one or both (or none). Here we will discuss (1) how to choose between these college application platforms and (2) some salient features of each. When their powers are combined, these two college application portals enable students to apply to over 700 colleges in the United States and beyond.
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