Colleges And Universities Accepting The Coalition App This Fall

College Campus In The Fall

The wait is finally over!

It was announced recently that 55 of the 94 member colleges and universities of the Coalition for College Access, Affordability and Success will be accepting applications via the Coalition platform this fall. Some of these schools, such as Yale University, will accept the Coalition application as well as other current application platforms, such as the Common App, the Universal College Application and Questbridge National College Match Application. Other Schools, such as the University of Maryland – College Park, will only be using the Coalition platform.

The other 37 additional member schools, including Brown, Cornell and Dartmouth, have chosen to hold off for a year and will not accept the Coalition application until 2017/18. MIT and Georgetown remain among the schools that will continue to use their own application platforms. MIT’s Dean of Admissions Stuart Schmill stated that MIT likes the flexibility that their own application gives them, while Georgetown’s Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon cited concerns that the Coalition platform will actually create an application process that is “more complicated and less helpful for low-income students,” the very group that the Coalition claims to be supporting.

More than ever, it will be important for 2016/17 applicants to begin planning early and find out which application platforms the schools they are interested in are accepting.

The (55) schools planning to accept the Coalition application for 2016/2017 are:


School Website
American University link
Amherst College link
Bowdoin College link
Bryn Mawr College link
CalTech link
Carleton College link
Claremont McKenna College link
Clemson University link
Colby College link
Colgate University link
College of the Holy Cross link
College of William & Mary link
Columbia University link
Connecticut College link
Davidson College link
Denison University link
Duke University link
Emory University link
Hamilton College link
Harvard University link
Indiana University – Bloomington link
Johns Hopkins University link
North Carolina State University at Raleigh link
Northeastern University link
Northwestern University link
Ohio State University link
Pennsylvania State University link
Pomona College link
Purdue University link
Reed College link
Rice University link
Rutgers University – New Brunswick link
St Olaf College link
Stanford University  link
State University of New York – Binghamton University link
State University of New York – College at Geneseo link
Swarthmore College link
Texas A&M University link
Tufts University link
Union College link
University of Chicago link
University of Connecticut link
University of Florida link
University of Iowa link
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities link
University of Notre Dame link
University of Pittsburgh link
University of Rochester link
University of South Carolina link
Vanderbilt University link
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University link
Wake Forest University link
Washington University in St. Louis link
Williams College link
Yale University link

Some of the (36) additional member schools that will accept the Coalition application for 2017/2018 include:


School Website
Bates College link
Brown University link
College of New Jersey link
Colorado College link
Cornell University link
Dartmouth College link
Florida State University link
Franklin and Marshall College link
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering link
Georgia Institute of Technology link
Grinnell College link
Haverford College link
Illinois State University link
James Madison University link
Miami University – Ohio link
Michigan State University link
Middlebury College link
Mount Holyoke College link
Oberlin College link
University of Maryland – College Park link
University of Washington link

Read more from our team about the Coalition Application here.

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