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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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Avoid the Top Online College Application Mistakes!
Oct 31, 2011 5:12 pm
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Dear Elizabeth,

My daughter is a senior and is preparing her college applications. I guess that a lot of this gets done online now. I'm fairly computer literate,... 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
California College Admisions: One Stop Shopping!
Apr 4, 2011 5:05 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

We are just starting the college search and we are hoping it will be easy since my son wants to stay in California. Is there a way to research... More
The Top 10 Factors that Get You into College
May 14, 2012 3:00 pm
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The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of the question "What does it take to get into a selective college?" Here are my selections... 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
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