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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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Does test preparation really help in college admission?
Oct 4, 2010 4:12 pm
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An Alamo resident asks:

I don't mind spending money if it's well spent. What are the benefits of test prep? Does it work and how much do test scores count in... More
Colleges want to know why you are applying. Here's how to respond to this important question!
Sep 19, 2010 7:36 pm
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Question: I am having trouble with a question that it seems all the private colleges on my list ask: "Why do you want to attend our college?" What are the colleges... More
Common Application Can Streamline College Admissions
Sep 6, 2010 4:13 pm
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Question: I keep hearing about the Common Application? What is it and why is it important? ~Danville resident

Dr. LaScala responds: The Common Application (www.commonapp.org)... More
Don't Let A College Education Bury You in Debt!
Aug 9, 2010 3:51 pm
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It has been wisely noted that money rarely goes to those who need it most, but rather it winds up in the hands of those individuals who best understand the process... More
7 Steps to Successful College Admissions Transfer: Part II
Jun 23, 2010 1:22 pm
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Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. Although I have been an advisor for years, my heart still skips a beat... More
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