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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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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
The Waiting Game Begins for College Admissions
Jan 8, 2013 8:19 pm
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Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

Somehow the admission frenzy has managed to scare our kids—even those at the top of... 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
Get Going on Your College Applications Now!
Jul 9, 2012 4:44 pm
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A San Ramon resident asks:

Hi Elizabeth!

I hate to get you involved in a dispute, but my husband and I need an expert's advice. Our son thinks he should... More
Disappointing News about College Admissions? Read On!
Apr 3, 2013 5:04 pm
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Now that acceptances, rejections and waitlist notifications have arrived, some seniors are not too happy with their admission results. Want to try again? That's... More
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