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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 Year of the Wait List in College Admissions
Apr 18, 2011 5:18 pm
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A reader asks:

My daughter was accepted at a number of good colleges, but she was wait-listed at her top choice. We've heard that being on a wait-list is like... More
The Truth About The College Essay
Sep 27, 2012 5:30 pm
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In August the 2012-13 edition of the Common Application was released. At the same time or soon after, many schools released updated supplements, several of which... More
Be Yourself When You Write College Essays
Jun 12, 2012 5:59 pm
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A Reader Writes:

Dear Dr. LaScala,

Our family reads your articles all the time. There is so much written about the college essay, we would like your thoughts... More
Keep on Track for the Community College Transfer Path
Feb 20, 2012 6:40 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala:

My family can't afford to send me straight to a 4 year college. My dream is to attend a community college and transfer to UC San Diego. I'm... More
Six Great Reasons to Use a College Admissions Consultant
Mar 5, 2012 6:35 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

I am frustrated by the lack of attention my junior in high school is getting (or rather not getting) about college and career advice. Should... More
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