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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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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
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
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
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
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
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