Manhattan College has joined a coalition of more than 90 public and private colleges and universities to improve the college application process for all students, provide substantial support to lower-resourced and underrepresented students, offer responsible student financial aid support, and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.
The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success has developed a free platform that affirms college admissions as part of the educational process that encourages long-range reflection and planning. The platform’s tools, which include a locker, a collaboration space for students and their mentors, and an application, seek to recast the process of applying to college as the culmination of a student’s development over the course of their high school career, reducing the fear of the application, and leveling the playing field for all students.
“This program is closely aligned with our mission as a Lasallian Catholic institution,” said William Bisset, vice president of enrollment management at Manhattan College. “We’re always looking for the best way to provide an affordable, accessible education to all students and continue serving a large group of students who will be the first in their family to attend college.”
The Coalition was founded on principal values, beliefs, and extensive research to improve the college application process for all students. Members of the Coalition include a diverse group of public and private universities that provide substantial support to lower–resourced and under-represented students, offer responsible student financial aid support, and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.
Students can apply to Manhattan College at any time by visiting http://manhattan.edu/admissions. The Coalition application to Manhattan College will be available beginning this summer at http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org.