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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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Teens Tyrannized by College Admissions Pressure
Feb 21, 2011 5:28 pm
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A reader writes: I am worried about the stress levels at our high school campus and the effect it is having on my daughter. She is a junior and is quite anxious... More
Take the Stress Out of College Admissions by Taking Charge Now!
Feb 7, 2011 3:49 pm
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Many of us can recall the days when students applied to one, or perhaps two or three colleges, got accepted to their first choice school, and were done. Today, when... More
NEW College Programs and Majors 2010-2011
Jan 24, 2011 4:01 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala:
I am a junior at Monte Vista High School in Danville. My parents often show me your articles and I have a question for you. I am just beginning... More
University of California Drops SAT Subject Test Requirement
Jan 10, 2011 2:51 pm
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Question: I enjoy your responses to readers' questions and look for your column on Tuesdays. I've just heard that there are changes in the SAT Subject Test requirements... More
What are the top factors colleges use to evaluate applicants?
Dec 27, 2010 4:09 pm
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A Danville resident asks:

Counselors at our high school are so busy with seniors that the younger students do not get much attention. My daughter is a junior... More
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