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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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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
Keep on Track for the Community College Transfer Path
Feb 20, 2012 6:40 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala:

My family can't afford to send me straight to a 4 year college. My dream is to attend a community college and transfer to UC San Diego. I'm... More
PLAN or ACT Tests? What Are They and When Do You Take Them?
Feb 6, 2012 6:33 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

What is the PLAN test? My daughter's high school offers it to sophomores in the fall. And how does it relate to the ACT?

John... More
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