Category: Coalition Application

Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Saturday, August 1, 2020
coalition application guideWhat Students and Parents Need to Know About the Coalition College Admission Application

College-bound students have an additional college application option when applying to college this fall: the Coalition application. There have been a lot of questions about the competitor to the Common App, and we’re here to help with a comprehensive guide to the Coalition college application including what it is, what it includes, and whether or not to use it to apply to college this fall.

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2020-21 Coalition App Guide

By IvyWise on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Learn About the Coalition App for the 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle

While the Common App is certainly the most popular college application process, some students may also wish to keep the Coalition application on their radar. More than 150 colleges and universities use this Common App alternative, which launched five years ago with the mission to help make college a reality for all high school students. 

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2019-20 Coalition App Guide

By IvyWise on Friday, May 24, 2019

coalition_app_guideEverything Students Need to Know About the 2019-20 Coalition Application

Current high school seniors may be done with the college admissions process, but it’s already starting for juniors who will be applying in the fall. For those planning to apply to college this fall, it’s important to understand the different application options available and how they can impact your application strategy. While the Common App is by far the most popular, there are still over 140 schools that use the Common App’s alternative, the Coalition application.

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6 Frequent Questions Students Have About the Common App

By IvyWise on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Most Pressing Common App FAQsGet the Answers to Your Most Pressing Common Application Questions

As the school year winds down, many students are thinking about how to use the summer to stay academically sharp and get ahead with their college prep. For rising seniors applying to college this fall, that can mean working on the Common Application.

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2018-19 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

coalition_app_guideHere’s What Parents and Students Need to Know About the 2018-19 Coalition Application

The 2018-19 college admissions season is already underway, and with the availability of the Common Application and the newer Coalition app, students have some options when it comes to college application platforms. While the Common Application is used by far more colleges than the Coalition app, some colleges use the Coalition app exclusively, so students should know what to expect should they have to utilize the Coalition app to apply any of the colleges on their balanced college list.

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2017-18 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

creative application essay prompts.jpgStudents Need to Get Creative With These Unusual College Essay Prompts

It’s that time of year again! The 2017-18 Common Application is open, and now’s the time for the class of 2022 to start on their college application essays and supplements – which can sometimes include weird and unusual essay prompts and short answer questions.

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2017-18 Coalition Application Guide

By IvyWise on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2017-18 Coalition App GuideHere’s Everything College-Bound Seniors Need to Know About the Coalition College Application

Looking for the 2018-19 Coalition application guide? Click here.

The 2017-18 admissions season is ramping up, with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 and the availability of the Coalition application. Over 100 colleges and universities plan to use the Coalition application this year, and there have been a number of changes and enhancements that students and parents need to be aware of before starting on their applications this fall.

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2017-18 Common Application Supplements and Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017-18 essay promptsMany Colleges Have Already Announced Their 2017-18 College Application Essay Prompts

The summer is a great time for college-bound seniors to begin working on their college application essays, as many colleges and universities have already released their essay prompts for the 2017-18 college application season.

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2016-17 Common Application Supplemental Essays

By IvyWise on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
2016-17 Common App SupplementsHere are College Application Essay Prompts for the Class of 2021


We may be in the middle of summer break, but a number of colleges have released their college application essay prompts already, giving rising high school seniors the opportunity to get a head start on their admissions essays!

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Brainstorming Tips for College Application Essays

By IvyWise on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
college essay brainstorming tipsUse Spare Time During Your Summer Break to Brainstorm College Essay Topics


Brainstorming is the first step toward writing an authentic and compelling college admission essay. For some students, however, brainstorming can be a challenge.

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