The Coalition Releases 2016-2017 Essays
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Coalition 2016-2017 Essays
Welcome to the Coalition’s application essays page! Here you will find this year’s general essay prompts.
With so many institutions participating in the Coalition, there are many different admissions guidelines, and schools will treat these general application essays differently in their admissions processes: some schools won’t require an essay at all; other schools will require one of the general essays and answers to additional school-specific essay or short answer questions. Please consult the application requirements for each Coalition school in which you are interested.
Suggestions for Use
You are free to work on these essays at any time. (You can even store essay drafts in your Locker!) They are useful for honing your essay writing skills as well as for inclusion with your application. If you plan to submit one of our general essays with your application(s), please use one of the prompts offered during your application year.
The prompts for the 2016-17 application year are:
- Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
- Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
- Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?
- What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?
- Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.
58 Colleges and Universities Plan to Accept the Coalition Application this Fall
58 colleges and universities plan to accept student applications from the Coalition Platform this fall. Some schools will accept the Coalition application in addition to current applications, while other schools will require all students to use the Coalition application. All remaining Coalition member schools will accept the Coalition application in the 2017/2018 cycle.
The (58) schools planning to accept the Coalition application for 2016/2017 are:
Bryn Mawr College
Claremont McKenna College
College of the Holy Cross
College of William & Mary
Indiana University – Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
St Olaf College
State University of New York – Binghamton University
State University of New York – College at Geneseo
Texas A&M University
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Iowa
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
The (36) additional member schools that will accept the Coalition application for 2017/2018 are:
College of New Jersey
Florida State University
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
James Madison University
Miami University – Ohio
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
State University of New York – University at Buffalo
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Mary Washington
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Vermont