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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 Truth About The College Essay
Sep 27, 2012 5:30 pm
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In August the 2012-13 edition of the Common Application was released. At the same time or soon after, many schools released updated supplements, several of which... More
Where Did All the SAT Subjects Tests Go?
Sep 10, 2012 6:58 pm
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A long time ago in a UC system far, far away, SAT Subjects were required by the University of California (UC). Now they are not required. The rationale (which... More
We Are Losing Our Minds
Aug 20, 2012 7:25 pm
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We Are Losing Our Minds: A Mass Exodus of California Students

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD

Once upon a time, California public schools ranked nationally as among... More
5 TopTips to Tackle The UC Essays
Aug 6, 2012 7:34 pm
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Seniors all over the country are busy writing their college application essays. Juniors will be doing the same task next year. Students applying to the UC are... More
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