Apply with Scoir
Not another application. A better process.
Using their profiles already on file, students can apply to multiple colleges at once, right on Scoir.
Just look for the lightning bolt!
“This will be my first senior class applying with Scoir, and I came to a couple of realizations. Scoir is going to make my life so much easier…Thanks for sharing the First-Time Applicant Guide. Super helpful. And I feel good knowing you guys have been so responsive with support.“
How this helps counselors
Your counseling process hasn't changed (except for the better!)
Say hasta la vista to My Coalition
Supercharged document delivery
Real-time application status
One account, not two (or more)
Because Coalition discontinued its standalone application portal, your students will be able to search, discover, and now apply to participating colleges all from the platform you already know and love...Scoir! The best part? If a student chooses to apply with Scoir, some of the information we have on file for your students will be automatically populated on their applications! Less work for them, and for you.
Streamlined document delivery
Sending documents through Scoir is simple (and students never send their own transcripts). That won't change when your students apply with Scoir. Instead, for those students who use the platform to apply, you'll see real-time information on any outstanding documents.
Real-time application status
No need to create yet another account! When students apply with Scoir, they'll be able to see the status of their application, as will you!
This page includes all of the resources you need to help your students find their college fit and apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
We're committed to answering your questions and value your input.
If you're wondering about something that isn't addressed below, please share it here and we'll get you an answer!
Students can begin applying on August 1, 2022.
The integration poses no change to existing counselor workflows. If anything, the integration removes the friction of managing supporting materials for applications submitted through a separate portal.
As before, counselors maintain complete control over all school-related documents (transcripts, recommendations, etc.).
Counselors in high schools already using Scoir to support their college advising programs should continue to use Scoir to manage and deliver supporting materials for all applications, regardless of how they are initiated.
Counselors using a different or no college guidance software can continue to use existing processes and tools to manage documents in support of applications submitted through Scoir to Coalition members.
No. The cost of Scoir remains the same for all high schools, including our discount for schools with any percentage of students on free or reduced lunch.
We're actively building our network of colleges that accept applications from Scoir. The list, which grows each week, can be accessed here.
Our article How to Send Help Application Documents for Non-Scoir High Schools, International Students, and Transfer Students walks through these steps.
You’ll also see other articles that can help you along the way!
If you need additional help, click “Contact” in the right corner to reach our support team.
No. Scoir reimagined the entire experience.
Every year, there’s a subset of Coalition colleges that choose to either opt out of receiving the application, or defer until a later point in the application cycle. The same is true this year.
Yes! Every week, Coalition members are committing to accept the app. You can see an up-to-date list here.
If your student wishes to apply to a college that isn't participating in this experience, their process and yours remain the same. The student will apply via the application method that makes the most sense for them, and once complete, the student will update Scoir to reflect the submission. You will then send supporting application materials, as before.
No, students (and their counselors) can choose whichever application experience serves them best. For those colleges that do accept applications from Scoir, we recommend applying directly through the platform to save your students time and stress.
Scoir is free to all students, meaning anyone can sign up and apply via this method.
The same way they did before.
No. Counselors will retain control over all school-related document sending, as before.
- Personal details (name, address, DOB, etc.)
- Demographic info (ethnicity, citizenship, etc.)
- School info (address, CEEB code, etc.)
- Test scores, if applicable
- Assigned counselor
No. While activities don't auto-populate on the as of right now, we do plan to offer that functionality for future application cycles.
Yes, a student can edit all of their information, prior to application submission. Some fields will be pre-populated but we’ll ask the student multiple times to verify that information before they initiate their applications. Once an application is submitted, any edits made on Scoir for future applications will be reflected in those applications, but they will not be sent to those colleges where a student has already applied.
You’ll receive the same notifications as you do today: email and in-app, according to your configurations.
Students can preview the full application.
Yes. Not everything that appears in a student’s profile will be shared with colleges
(i.e. test scores) and students can edit before submission.
Counselors have read-only access to students’ applications on Scoir.
You can absolutely create a fake student and fill out the application profile in Scoir, but we would caution you not to submit that test application. Doing so will notify real colleges of fake applications and create confusion.
As before, the configurations colleges set drive status sharing for students.
No, Scoir will not be integrated with Common App. As in years past, students can choose whatever system they want to submit applications. Regardless of how students apply, Scoir continues to assist you in preparing, sending, and tracking all application-related documents to more than 1,250 colleges. To prevent counselors and teachers from receiving duplicate requests for materials, please reference our Applying with Common App guide for more details.
During application configuration, each college indicates their testing policies, whether test blind, test optional, or requiring test scores. When a student reaches that portion of their Application Profile, they're informed of those college-specific test policies. Before students submit the first part of their application from Scoir, they’re asked whether they’d like to send test scores for those schools that are test optional.
While test scores pre-populate, students ultimately determine whether they’d like to submit those scores when it comes time to actually apply.
If a student chooses to share their test scores with a college, highest subject scores, along with highest comprehensive/total score and their associated dates are sent. Scoir does not send a complete score history.
Test scores are considered self-reported.
In the Application Profile, a student indicates if they're awaiting scores, or if they plan to test in the future.
After the application is submitted and once those scores are available, the student will need to follow up with the college to provide the scores.
As soon as an Application Profile is sent to a college, anything subsequently updated in Scoir will not be sent to that college. It must be manually communicated to the school, instead.
Yes! We recommend sharing the following resources with students:
You can review Coalition's essay prompts here.
Community based organizations (CBOs). Soon, they'll be equipped with tools on Scoir to help guide their students through the college search and application process, increasing the impact of this new experience to a greater number of students across the country.
Parents can also continue to support students on Scoir via the same capabilities as before.
Yes! We're building an experience in Scoir specifically for Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
No. You’ll continue to receive the same level of support you’ve come to know and love from our team!