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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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Thanksgiving Transfer Fever!
Nov 25, 2014 2:33 pm
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Thanksgiving is a time filled with family, turkey, football, and in many houses newly returned freshmen. After they've cleared the cupboards, lounged on the couches... More
It's Not Enough to Say You Are A Good Match for A College. Prove It!
Nov 11, 2014 10:23 am
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Many colleges include a prompt that asks the question "Why do you want to attend our college?" You will see this item in different forms, such as "How did you first... More
Should Your Sophomore Take The October PSAT? And More on Standardized Testing...
Oct 12, 2014 1:01 pm
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In March, The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT (once known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test but now simply known as the SAT), announced plans... More
Three Time Tested Test Prep Recommendations
Oct 4, 2014 7:00 pm
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By now most families have heard that a new SAT exam will be administered for the first time in spring 2016. As test preparation providers respond to these changes... More
Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
Aug 28, 2014 10:07 am
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Early Decision is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student's commitment... More
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