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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 Up and Down Sides to AP Coursework
May 26, 2012 8:19 am
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A student asks Dr. LaScala: Will AP coursework help me get into college and will these courses get me through college faster?

Alex

Dear Alex,

Depending... More
The Top 10 Factors that Get You into College
May 14, 2012 3:00 pm
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The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of the question "What does it take to get into a selective college?" Here are my selections... More
Smart College Financial Aid Strategies
Apr 25, 2012 12:48 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala: My son is a high school sophomore and the gap between what we can pay and what a college education costs has widened. He has good grades so we... More
Waitlisted at the UC? What You Should Know Now!
Apr 16, 2012 8:20 am
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Over the past week, I received many questions regarding waitlists. The first point to bear in mind is that colleges build waitlists to help the college, not the... More
Six Great Reasons to Use a College Admissions Consultant
Mar 5, 2012 6:35 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

I am frustrated by the lack of attention my junior in high school is getting (or rather not getting) about college and career advice. Should... More
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