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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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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
Academic Separation from College: What's Next?
Nov 1, 2010 4:34 pm
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A Danville parent asks: My son received a letter of academic separation from the university he attended last year in New York State. He did not want to leave and... 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
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
What are the top factors colleges use to evaluate applicants?
Dec 27, 2010 4:09 pm
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A Danville resident asks:

Counselors at our high school are so busy with seniors that the younger students do not get much attention. My daughter is a junior... More
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