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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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Buyer Beware! The Ethics of College Essay Workshops
Jun 16, 2021 7:16 am
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It is important to understand some fundamental truths about college essays. First, many parents ask me if I can help their student with ‘The College Essay.’... More
Tell Me More About University of California-San Diego (UCSD)
Jun 2, 2021 9:09 am
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The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) first opened its doors in 1960. Since then, it has grown to become one of America’s leading research universities,... More
Trends for the Class of 2022 to Consider
May 18, 2021 6:26 am
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Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. For instance, the notion that great grades... More
Letters of Evaluation (LOE) for Medical School
Apr 21, 2021 9:59 am
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One of the most important and often least carefully considered components of the medical school application are letters of recommendation, called letters of evaluation... More
How to Get a Good Letter of Recommendation
Apr 9, 2021 8:08 am
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Applying to graduate degree programs requires the organization and synthesis of a lot of information. There are many moving parts, and it can be tempting to focus... More
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