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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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College Applications Go Over The Limit!
Oct 8, 2012 5:05 pm
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A Reader Asks:

Hi Dr. LaScala,

There is a 1,000 character limit on the Common Application for the short response. How much wiggle room is there? I have... More
The Ethics of Writing College Application Essays
Jul 6, 2015 10:20 pm
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Understanding some fundamentals about the essays colleges ask students to submit with their applications can help you make more informed decisions about getting... More
Is Resistance Futile? Avoiding Serious Misconceptions in College Admissions
Dec 3, 2012 5:15 pm
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Widespread misconceptions flourish in the college admissions world, providing advantages to colleges but often hurting applicants and their families. You can resist... More
College Admissons: Apply Early to Secure the Best Financial Aid Package
Jan 23, 2012 5:08 pm
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Dr. LaScala,

We read your column all the time on Tuesdays and find your advice helpful. Can you give us some guidance about financial aid? We hear that it may... More
The Waiting Game Begins for College Admissions
Jan 8, 2013 8:19 pm
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Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

Somehow the admission frenzy has managed to scare our kids—even those at the top of... More
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Remembering Alameda County's fallen heroes
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