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Florida's State University System

Florida's state universities offer high quality academic degree programs and student services to enable students to meet their educational needs and professional goals. To that end, there are numerous resources available to provide information and to guide decision-making.

Florida State University System Guide 2022-2023

Ways to Apply To College

Coalition Application

The Coalition represents more than 90 American higher education institutions that share a commitment to providing students with the best possible college experience, beginning with the college application process. Coalition schools offer an affordable education, promising low-cost, in-state tuition for residents of their state (for public schools) or meeting the full, demonstrated need of admitted domestic students (for private schools).

The Coalition Application is a technology platform for applying to schools in the Coalition. The application is designed to minimize student stress, confusion, and intimidation. Important Notice to Students: Coalition schools may have their own unique application requirements, which will include the standard section of Coalition application. Students who will be applying to any Coalition school should check individual application requirements for each institution to which they are applying, as Coalition members have different requirements and have created their supplemental application sections to reflect their unique options. A college or university may require:

  • Information that is auto-filled from your Profile
  • A Coalition essay prompt response
  • Institutional questions specific to an individual college or university
  • An additional expression of your candidacy and interest as conveyed by sharing an item from your Locker (or uploaded from another storage source)

Coalition member institutions will specify their application requirements on their member page of the Platform, as well as on their own websites.

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Coalition App Guide

Common Application

With more than 600 Member colleges and only one application, The Common Application is comprised of a rich and diverse membership – colleges that are public, private, large, small, secular, and religious. No other college application system matches the diversity of institutions accessible through The Common Application, which is why more than 1 million students, counselors and teachers rely on us every year.

How does The Common Application work? Colleges request a large amount of information from applicants, so they simplify the process by collecting much of that information all in one place. This prevents students from repeating the details of their background, education, activities, and testing over and over again, for every school on their list. It also enables students to stay on top of deadlines and manage school-specific tasks.

Important Notice to Students: In order to apply using the Common Application, use the following steps:

  • Create your account with Common App
  • Add schools to your list that you are interested in applying to
  • Understand the specific requirements of each institution
  • Gather your general application information for each institution and the general application
  • Start your application
  • Applications that require “Counselor Recommendations” can be sent to your Guidance Counselor or BRACE Advisor. Applications that require a “Recommender” can be sent to a teacher of your choice.

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