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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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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
Enjoy summer and still keep your child on track for college admission
Jul 11, 2011 5:04 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

My son is entering high school in the fall. I have an older daughter who is already in college and I know how much money it costs and how competitive... More
How to respond to the most important question colleges ask?
Jun 26, 2012 6:42 pm
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Dear Elizabeth LaScala: I hear the supplements of the college applications ask many questions that are tough to answer. Can you help me out with how to write essays... More
Is Resistance Futile? Avoiding Serious Misconceptions in College Admissions
Dec 3, 2012 5:15 pm
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Widespread misconceptions flourish in the college admissions world, providing advantages to colleges but often hurting applicants and their families. You can resist... More
College Applications Go Over The Limit!
Oct 8, 2012 5:05 pm
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A Reader Asks:

Hi Dr. LaScala,

There is a 1,000 character limit on the Common Application for the short response. How much wiggle room is there? I have... More
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