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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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We Are Losing Our Minds
Aug 20, 2012 7:25 pm
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We Are Losing Our Minds: A Mass Exodus of California Students

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD

Once upon a time, California public schools ranked nationally as among... More
What Activiites Really Count on College Applications?
Nov 14, 2011 4:20 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

Our son has just started high school and we are wondering about extracurricular activities. How much do they really count on the college application... More
What's Wrong with The Best Fit College?
Nov 28, 2011 5:30 pm
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Hello Dr. LaScala:

My oldest child thought there was something wrong with her because she never felt the magic of finding the "right fit" college. She attended... More
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
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
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