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Seismic Shift Ahead for College Applications

October 13th, 2015

Look out, Common App! A group of selective colleges and universities called the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success is introducing an alternative in the spring of 2016, and it’s shaking up the college admission world. The Coalition plans to reshape college admissions by helping students store examples of their academic work and extracurricular accomplishments online, then allowing for upload to applications when the time comes. The end result, ideally, is a more thoughtful approach to college planning and preparation, a goal we certainly support at Shrop Ed. We’ll be paying close attention to Coalition developments as announced, helping our students understand this option and decide whether/how best they’d like to utilize it.

Article Published September 30, 2015

Written by:  Eric Westervelt

TO: America’s colleges and universities

FR: America’s high school students

RE: Please make the college admissions process less daunting and more collaborative, creative, engaging and in tune with the Digital Age. Oh, and while you’re at it, try to level the admissions playing field between rich and poor.

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