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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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How Do Colleges Actually Evaluate Applicants?
Sep 6, 2011 8:51 am
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Dr. LaScala, Is there any type of objective system that colleges use to discern what students they will accept? They receive so many applications, they must use... 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
Admitted to Your College? It's Time for A Fresh Look
Mar 15, 2010 6:05 pm
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I would bet that the Class of 2010 seniors will be spending some time at their mailboxes and and checking email messages over the next few weeks. They will have... More
Beyond the Right Fit in College Admissions
Aug 22, 2011 6:06 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

We always hear about colleges being the "right fit" or a "good match" for a student. What are specific and concrete ways we can help our son... More
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
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