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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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Waitlists at the University of California! Say WHAT?
Mar 21, 2011 4:55 pm
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A Danville student asks: I just heard that the UC is using waitlists this year. Is that true? What should I do if I am wait-listed at my first choice UC?

Since... More
Dramatic Shift in the Way University of California Evaluates Our Students
Mar 8, 2011 1:18 pm
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The University of California announced major policy and admission requirement changes for students applying next year. These modifications should not change the... More
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
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