The Common Application
Official Website: https://www.commonapp.org/
Common Application Essay Prompts (2023-2024): https://www.commonapp.org/blog/2023-2024-common-app-essay-prompts
Breaking down all 7 Common App essay prompts | Common App Video
The CUNY Application
Official Website: http://www2.cuny.edu/admissions/apply-to-cuny/
The City University of New York is the public university system of New York City, and the largest urban university in the United States. CUNY and the State University of New York (SUNY) are separate and independent university systems, although both are public institutions that receive funding from New York State. CUNY, however, is additionally funded by the City of New York.
*Please note: this is SEPARATE from the Common Application
Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success
Official Website: http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/
Click here for a list of colleges and universities accepted under the Coalition
The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success was developed to improve the college application process for all students as they search for and apply to their perfect college. The Coalition is an unprecedented coalition of public and private colleges and universities coming together to improve the college admission and application process for all students. The Coalition is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of applying to college.
What is required of Coalition members?
1. Public universities must have affordable tuition along with need-based financial aid for in-state residents.
2. Private colleges and universities must provide sufficient financial aid to meet the full, demonstrated need of every domestic student they admit.
3. All Coalition schools must also graduate at least 70% of their students within six years.