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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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Your Most Powerful Tool for Getting Into College--Use It Now!
Mar 1, 2014 8:32 pm
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As a college admission advisor I give college related advice all year round. One of the most common conversations I have with families is about high school coursework—what... More
An Insider's Look at College Advising
Dec 3, 2013 3:25 pm
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Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my... More
The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA
Jan 21, 2014 3:07 pm
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As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as... More
Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
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The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked... More
Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers
Jan 12, 2014 8:51 pm
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You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship... More
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