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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 Game Plan for the College-Bound Athlelte
Oct 15, 2012 6:49 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

I am trying to convince my parents to find a colege advisor to help me deal with the whole college admission stuff. I'm a pretty high level... More
Where Did All the SAT Subjects Tests Go?
Sep 10, 2012 6:58 pm
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A long time ago in a UC system far, far away, SAT Subjects were required by the University of California (UC). Now they are not required. The rationale (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
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
Are Early College Applications Right for Me?
Jan 9, 2012 5:44 pm
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Hi Dr. LaScala,

I am a junior at San Ramon High and I want to ask you about early admission. It seems confusing, but next year I know I will need to decide if... More
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