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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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The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising
Nov 16, 2009 1:14 pm
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The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising
By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D.

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding... 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
You Want to Go to Our College? Prove It!
Dec 14, 2009 12:15 pm
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For many students, applying to college is burdened by an exaggerated emphasis on "getting in." This neglects some basic research that should precede the application... More
Early Applications Surge in College Admission
Dec 6, 2009 9:41 pm
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This is the first in a six-week series of blogs about applying to college by admission advisor Elizabeth LaScala and Teen Wire high school senior Daniel Morizono... More
Amid Recession, You Still Have to Pay for College
Jan 11, 2010 9:51 am
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In those agonizing months between sending out college applications and waiting for those admission decisions in the spring, many high school seniors and their parents... More
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