This fall for the first time, the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University (Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College) will accept one single college application, streamlining the application process for high school seniors in Georgia to apply to these three institutions.
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Application now enables seniors to apply to any or all of the three schools, both public and private, with one admission application. The application is part of a set of free tools available to all high school students and schools to help plan for the college admissions process available through the Coalition platform.
Patrick Winter, associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management at UGA, says that “the Coalition platform can help talented Georgia students explore their college options while simplifying the application process. We are excited to be a part of this initiative.”
Paul Kohn, vice provost for enrollment services at Georgia Tech, says, "We greatly benefit from our state having three of the world’s most prestigious universities. Now that all have a shared application platform, the ease with which students can apply to our institutions and the potential for Georgia to retain its best and brightest will surely be enhanced. Together we can improve access, completion and progress toward Gov. Deal's ambitious goal of many more Georgians having a college degree."
Paul Marthers, vice provost for enrollment management at Emory, says the university sees the move “as an option-expanding opportunity not just for high school students, but also for teachers and high school counselors in Georgia. The platform provides an accessible way for schools to support their students through what has become a somewhat confusing process. We want to see knowledge about college admissions and financial aid increase, and we believe the Coalition platform helps do just that.”
The tools included in the Coalition platform — offered free of charge to high school guidance counselors, administrators, and students — move the college application process from one stressful senior year to a more progressive, developmental four-year process, where students, counselors and mentors can track a student’s progress throughout high school and the college application process, all in one place.
The Coalition platform is national, accepted by more than 100 member institutions, including UGA, Georgia Tech, and Emory. Coalition member colleges and universities are leaders in achieving successful outcomes for students, and doing so with strong financial aid and scholarship programs. Students from across the United States can access the tools, support, and application through coaltionforcollegeaccess.org.
This year’s Coalition application will go live on Sept. 1, 2017. Students should check with each institution for important application and scholarship deadlines. Emory and Georgia Tech will continue to accept the Common Application. UGA will continue to accept its institutional application.