View Coalition Coursework Guide Fall 2021 for instructions for General information and how to enter particular Shorewood and Running Start courses.
For more detail on how to enter coursework from the 2020-2021 school year when Shorewood was on a 3x3 schedule, see Coalition How-To 2020-2021, which has screenshots and instructions for four types of classes.
See this great Coalition Tutorial video created by a 2021 Shorewood grad.
The Coalition Application is used by 140+ schools, including UW Seattle and UW Bothell. For information about the mission of the member universities, see Coalition for College Access.
Important to Know about the Coalition App
You can start the Profile anytime, as early as 9th grade.
The Profile is the main, general section of the application.
The Coalition Application is NOT integrated with Naviance, so you need to pay close attention.
Except for UW Seattle, Shorewood will NOT automatically know what you need for your application to a particular school. It is very important that you email a screenshot or list of materials needed & deadlines to: your school counselor, Mrs. Roma, and Mrs. Stephens. Please do not do this before September 1.
UW Seattle and UW Bothell use the Coalition App exclusively.
If you would like to apply to the University of Washington in Seattle and/ or Bothell, you must use the Coalition Application. You cannot use the Common App to apply, and there are no longer independent applications for these colleges.
UW Seattle has one deadline, November 15; this is not Early Action or Early Decision, but the sole deadline for fall admission. See specific application instructions: How to Apply and view the writing requirements: 2021 Freshman Writing Section.
UW Bothell has a November 15 Early Action deadline and a January 15 Regular Decision deadline. See Apply to UW Bothell.
As part of the Coalition Profile, you will fill out your coursework & grades.
Several colleges use this section instead of submitted transcripts. Doing this section is easier if you have a copy of your unofficial transcript. Once the school year starts, see/ email Mrs. Roma in the Shorewood Counseling Office for a copy.
Running Start Students should pay particular care.
Running Start classes will be designated dual enrollment in the Courses & Grades section. Please see the Running Start page on the UW Seattle Admissions website for guidelines on this section plus other application tips.
UW does not use the Coalition Locker, but some schools do.
The Locker is flexible space in the application for you to upload any sort of material you would like: papers, videos, sound files, evidence of your hobbies/ academic work/ interests. Reed College asks students to share one item from their locker and finds that they learn much more about the person this way.
The Coalition aims to make it easier to waive application fees.
If you have a choice of which application to use (some schools let students apply via Coalition or Common App), it may be less expensive to use the Coalition App. See Coalition Application Fee Waivers.
Coalition-Related Links & Documents
Check which elements your Coalition App college requires: Essay/ Transcript/ Letters/ Counselor Rec/ Midyear Grades.