New single college application available for Emory, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia

With Emory and the CDC about to be annexed into the city of Atlanta, a debate is erupting over the fate of the school attendance lines.

I am sharing this news as many Georgia high school students consider all three of the top Georgia colleges — Emory, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia — now offering a single application to streamline the process.

Here is the release on the new application:

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 Friday, Sept. 1.

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.

 

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AlreadySheared
AlreadySheared

*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*

Oh dear lord! College application process gonna last for 4 years now instead of one!!

Q1225
Q1225

Do people who apply to Emory really apply to Tech also?  They're pretty much polar-opposite schools.

MaureenDowney
MaureenDowney moderator

@Q1225 A friend's daughter was enrolled in a joint Tech-Emory degree; I believe it was bio-chemistry. She lived at Emory in a dorm as a freshman. I will check but I think program was five years and she ended up with a master's.

Andrea Ferrard
Andrea Ferrard

Is the Coalition doing this for other states? Interesting way to increase participation.

Jamie DiCarro
Jamie DiCarro

The UGA application opens 9/1, however the Coalition application is already open.

Suzanne Taylor
Suzanne Taylor

Question - why do you say goes live September first - it's already active now..is there a new one coming September first? UF And USC have links already to the coalition app now and UGA confirmed its good to go so just checking...thank you!

AJC  Get Schooled
AJC Get Schooled

Just talked to Emory, which says the application for the three Georgia colleges goes live Sept. 1. I read these comments to them and they are checking.

Suzanne Taylor
Suzanne Taylor

AJC Get Schooled maybe that's a special one for those schools - it's definitely live for UF and USCarolina already and I checked with UGA and they said it's good to go - mom of senior who has completed the app and working on the schools extra add on so that's why I was checking! Appreciate the article!!

MaureenDowney
MaureenDowney moderator

Emory says apparently Tech is live with its 3-for-1 application, but that the agreed-upon-start date was Friday. So my advice: Check the sites or just apply via Tech if you don't want to wait.