CMC is a member of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, a new application platform offered by a diverse group of more than 90 public and private U.S. colleges and universities. Every Coalition institution provides need-based financial aid or low-cost in-state tuition, and has a six-year graduation rate of at least 70%. CMC’s six-year graduation rate is 92%. All Coalition private institutions, including CMC, meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for domestic and permanent resident admitted students.
The Coalition Application allows students to enter personal information once that will populate the applicable sections of all their Coalition applications. Note that CMC also requires applicants to complete a number of CMC-specific supplemental questions.
The Coalition Application provides a free set of tools and guidance resources for students, counselors, community-based organizations, teachers and other mentors who assist with the process of applying to college.
The Coalition Application provides a private online space called the Locker, where students can collect and organize digital material that might help them prepare for their college search, preparation, and application process. Only students have access to their Locker – however, they can share individual items from it with counselors or mentors for feedback and guidance. Students can also choose to attach selected items from the Locker to individual college applications based on college preferences. College admissions officers will not see what a student stores in the Locker and will not have access to any materials in a student Locker other than those included with a college application.
Please note: Prospective students should not invite CMC admissions staff to collaborate on any items uploaded to the Locker, or invite them as a contact via the Coalition platform. Demonstrated interest is not a factor in CMC’s decision-making process.
The Coalition Application will be available by September 1. To create an account, visit mycoalition.org.