Cappex Application Ranks #2 in Second Year of Free Application

on August 1, 2017

The Cappex Application has reached the coveted Number 2 rank among college application platforms in its second year of operation. The Cappex Application is a free, standardized and easy-to-use online application for college admission that is accepted by more than 125 participating colleges.


About half of all college-bound high school seniors rely on for college admissions and financial aid information, advice and tools.


Alex Stepien, CEO of Cappex, said “The addition of a college admissions application to Cappex lets students complete the entire college match and college application process on a single platform. We think this will be a game changer in simplifying the college decision process for students and families.” The Cappex Application not only streamlines the college admissions process, but also is easier for students to use.

  • The Cappex Application is 100 percent free for all students.
  • Students can prefill the Cappex Application with information from their Cappex user profiles, streamlining the application process. 
  • The responsive user interface intelligently adapts to all devices used to access the application, whether on a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • There is a smooth transition from college search to college application, with links from participating colleges to the Cappex Application.
  • Students can log in with a single sign-on, instead of needing to memorize yet another password.
  • The Cappex Application is saved automatically after each application question, so nothing is lost if the student’s work is interrupted.

After a soft launch last year, the Cappex Application has quickly taken the Number 2 slot among online college application platforms, ahead of the Coalition Application and the Universal College Application. More colleges are accepting the Cappex Application because Cappex is a trusted partner to colleges, counselors and consumers.


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Common Application



Cappex Application



Coalition Application



Universal College Application






With more than 9 million registered student users, is one of the most popular web sites about planning and paying for college. About half of college-bound high school seniors use as their college decision headquarters. is a one-stop destination that helps students (and parents) make smarter decisions about college admissions and financial aid by providing free and easy-to-use tools for the college discovery, application, decision and payment process. simplifies the college admissions process by making it easy for students to find the right colleges, read detailed college reviews by current college students, compare colleges, plan college visits, discover their college admission chances, search for scholarships and apply for college admission.

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