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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 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
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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