Coalition for Access, Affordability & Success 

A platform that provides a standard application and college admission resources for more than 140 colleges and universities, including Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia.

Coalition  Application
Personal Statement Prompts


Many of the colleges and universities that accept the Coalition application require you to submit at least one essay as part of your application.  You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your My Coalition Locker.  While there is not perfect length for an essay, the Coalition recommends that you aim for 500 to 550 words.   For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often vary.


  • 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.



Special COVID-19 Optional Question for 2020-2021

The Coalition for College will add a question to its application that enables students and counselors to describe how the pandemic has impacted education at their schools, as well as life at home.