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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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What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 8,868

As a college admission advisor, I hear this question often from parents and students alike. Sometimes students try to amass an array of activities to adorn their... More
Your Most Powerful Tool for Getting Into College--Use It Now!
Mar 1, 2014 8:32 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 8,515

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
Should Your Sophomore Take The October PSAT? And More on Standardized Testing...
Oct 12, 2014 1:01 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 8,304

In March, The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT (once known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test but now simply known as the SAT), announced plans... More
Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
Aug 28, 2014 10:07 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,711

Early Decision is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student's commitment... More
Congratulations on Getting In! Now How Long to Get Out?
Apr 27, 2014 10:35 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 6,582

This time of year many high school seniors have made or are about to make the final selection of where to go to college. I am reminded of a statement made by F.... More
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