By Harry Trustman (The Daily Pennsylvanian).

Almost all current Penn students were admitted through The Common Application, an organization used by 731 colleges that offers a method for students to apply to multiple universities using one application. In the past, students could gain admission to Penn only through the Common App or, for a select few, through the QuestBridge National College Match program. For the first time, however, the Class of 2022 will also have the option of applying through a new service: the Coalition Application.

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success officially launched last year for the 2016-17 application cycle and offered 46 member school applications, including Yale University.

According to Coalition Executive Director Annie Reznik, roughly 100 confirmed member schools will accept applicants using the Coalition for the 2017-18 cycle, including the entire Ivy League and state flagship schools, such as Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh.

“We’re really fortunate to have Penn as [a member] in particular,” Reznik said. “There is such a great opportunity for students in the state of Pennsylvania to have Pennsylvania’s Ivy League institution, as well as Pennsylvania’s leading public universities.”

While Penn is a member of the Common App, Penn State and Pitt are not. Reznik said the Coalition has made it possible for students to apply to all three using one application.

“It’s a really nice setup for students who want to stay in their home state, and the state in general to retain talent,” she added.  Continue to the full article

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