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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 Do Colleges Actually Evaluate Applicants?
Sep 6, 2011 8:51 am
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Dr. LaScala, Is there any type of objective system that colleges use to discern what students they will accept? They receive so many applications, they must use... More
Beyond the Right Fit in College Admissions
Aug 22, 2011 6:06 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

We always hear about colleges being the "right fit" or a "good match" for a student. What are specific and concrete ways we can help our son... More
Adding Sports to the College Admission Game
Aug 8, 2011 1:18 pm
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Hello Dr. LaScala,

My son might want to continue to swim in college. He will be a sophomore this year and we want to get on track early and avoid making mistakes.... More
Jump Start The College Admission Essay
Jul 26, 2011 4:18 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC... More
Enjoy summer and still keep your child on track for college admission
Jul 11, 2011 5:04 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

My son is entering high school in the fall. I have an older daughter who is already in college and I know how much money it costs and how competitive... More
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