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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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Disappointing News about College Admissions? Read On!
Apr 3, 2013 5:04 pm
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Now that acceptances, rejections and waitlist notifications have arrived, some seniors are not too happy with their admission results. Want to try again? That's... More
The Controversy over College Costs
Mar 17, 2013 1:44 pm
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One article decries runaway college tuition and rising student debt, placing blame squarely on shoulders of colleges. Writers of these articles believe that colleges... More
7 Steps to Success: The College Transfer Path
Mar 5, 2013 11:54 am
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Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it... More
Same Story, Different Prompts: Common Application’s New Essay Questions
Feb 20, 2013 12:20 pm
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Hey Dr. LaScala,

I just heard that the Common Application has revised its essay questions. What exactly does that mean for me? I am a junior at San Ramon Vally... More
Finding What Fits in College Admissions
Jan 21, 2013 6:09 pm
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As seniors start their final stretch in high school, juniors are just gearing up for college admissions. A question I hear frequently is "How do I put together... More
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