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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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The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA
Jan 21, 2014 3:07 pm
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As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as... More
Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers
Jan 12, 2014 8:51 pm
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You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship... More
What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 7,802

As a college admission advisor, I hear this question often from parents and students alike. Sometimes students try to amass an array of activities to adorn their... More
Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 9,019

The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked... More
An Insider's Look at College Advising
Dec 3, 2013 3:25 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 5,412

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my... More
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Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ‘Virginia Rule’
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