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By Elizabeth LaScala

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About this blog: I post articles to offer timely and substantive college admission guidance on important topics and issues. Originally from New York, I have a B.S. from Hunter College in NYC and advanced professional degrees from the University of...  (More)

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Adding Sports to the College Admission Game
Aug 8, 2011 1:18 pm
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Hello Dr. LaScala,

My son might want to continue to swim in college. He will be a sophomore this year and we want to get on track early and avoid making mistakes.... More
The Year of the Wait List in College Admissions
Apr 18, 2011 5:18 pm
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A reader asks:

My daughter was accepted at a number of good colleges, but she was wait-listed at her top choice. We've heard that being on a wait-list is like... More
The Top 10 Factors that Get You into College
May 14, 2012 3:00 pm
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The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of the question "What does it take to get into a selective college?" Here are my selections... More
What to Bring to College Next Fall
Jul 24, 2012 6:44 pm
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What do you bring to college? Most parents of seniors know a great deal about the work and stress of college admissions: visiting schools, taking standardized tests,... More
The Game Plan for the College-Bound Athlelte
Oct 15, 2012 6:49 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

I am trying to convince my parents to find a colege advisor to help me deal with the whole college admission stuff. I'm a pretty high level... More
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Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
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