CAAS – An Extra College Application Option

CAAS – 另一个大学申请平台

为准备2018年大学招生季,美国几所大学聚集在一起创建了一个新的大学申请平台名为 “the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (CAAS)”

相信大家对这个新的大学申请平台一定有很多的疑问例如:这是个什么样的系统,它的特点是什么以及是否要用这个系统来申请大学。

什么是CAAS

在2015年9月,以常春藤联盟,斯坦福等为代表的90所美国大学共同创建了CAAS大学申请平台,希望能够为学生增加升学机会及对于大学申请系统的改进。

目前有600多所美国大学正在使用“Common Application”大学申请平台。虽然比起Common Application,CAAS只有90多所大学联盟,但是加入CAAS的每个大学都需要达到一定的标准:如学费实惠,有助学金以及连续6年有70%或更高的联邦政府规定的毕业率。

CAAS形成的目的是为了改进学生的大学申请过程。CAAS系统申请提供了各式的方法来引导和支持学生整个大学申请过程。例如有个储存功能是有权限设置,只有学生本人能阅读和修改;学生还可以上传自己的论文,做的设计并能将这些资料分享给自己的申请辅导老师。

哪些学校加盟了CAAS系统?http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/members.html

CAAS申请平台的个人陈述题目?http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/members.html

你可以去他们的网页了解更多关于“如何使用”的信息:http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/how.html

在简单的了解CAAS申请平台只后,你可能有个想法“到底要使用哪个系统申请?”

正如你看到的CAAS成员名单,大部分学校都还是接受Common Application和CAAS两种申请平台的申请书。学生们可能会很困扰大学偏好收到哪个平台的申请书。其实就像SAT和ACT,大学两种成绩都接受,并没有偏好哪一个。

最后,无论你选择使用哪个大学申请平台,请随时确保你了解大学申请的最新信息和动态。

CAAS – An Extra College Application Option

As the class of 2018 prepares for the college admissions season, there will have an extra college application option to choose from: the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (CAAS).

There have been a lot of questions about the new college application tool including what it is, what it includes, and whether or not to use it to apply to colleges.

What is the Coalition Application?

In September 2015 it was announced that over 90 colleges, including all the Ivy Leagues and Stanford, would be forming the CAAS in an effort to “increase college access and revamp the way that students apply to college.”

While the Common Application has over 600 member colleges, the CAAS has a smaller member number – a little over 90 – and each member college must meet criteria like affordable tuition, need-based aid, and a six-year federal graduation rate of 70% or higher.

The CAAS was formed with the goal of improving the college application process for all students.  The CAAS application provides a variety of tools that will guide and support students throughout the process of finding a college home, such as the locker, where students can save essays, projects, and other materials for review by counselors and admissions officers, the application itself, and resources for students who may have limited access to college prep materials and guidance.

Who are the members of the CAAS? http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/members.html

What are the Essay Prompts for CAAS? http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/members.html

You may visit their website for more “How it Works” information: http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/how.html

After reading about what is the Coalition Application, you may be thinking “Which one should you use?”

As you can see on the list of CAAS members, most of the schools accept applications from both the Common Application and the Coalition Application.  Students may be confused as to which application colleges will “prefer”.  Just like SAT and ACT, there is no one platform that colleges will prefer over the other.

Lastly, no matter which college admissions application you choose, staying informed on the latest college admissions news and trends is important when applying to college.