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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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Three Time Tested Test Prep Recommendations
Oct 4, 2014 7:00 pm
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By now most families have heard that a new SAT exam will be administered for the first time in spring 2016. As test preparation providers respond to these changes... More
PLAN or ACT Tests? What Are They and When Do You Take Them?
Feb 6, 2012 6:33 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

What is the PLAN test? My daughter's high school offers it to sophomores in the fall. And how does it relate to the ACT?

Thanks,
John... More
Hurry Up and Wait for College Admissions!
Dec 26, 2011 4:59 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

All of my son's college applications now are submitted. He is on tenterhooks about the outcome of his applications, and I have to admit to... More
'Tis the Season for Financial Aid in College Admissions!
Dec 26, 2012 4:23 pm
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It's the time of year for college-bound students and their families to prepare for the financial aid season. The online FAFSA becomes available to fill out this... 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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