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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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How to respond to the most important question colleges ask?
Jun 26, 2012 6:42 pm
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Dear Elizabeth LaScala: I hear the supplements of the college applications ask many questions that are tough to answer. Can you help me out with how to write essays... More
Be Yourself When You Write College Essays
Jun 12, 2012 5:59 pm
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A Reader Writes:

Dear Dr. LaScala,

Our family reads your articles all the time. There is so much written about the college essay, we would like your thoughts... More
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
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