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DOING COLLEGE

What are the top factors colleges use to evaluate applicants?

A Danville resident asks: Counselors at our high school are so busy with seniors that the younger students do not get much attention. My daughter is a junior...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 27, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

?Tis the Season for Financial Aid !

It's the time to prepare for the financial aid season because the online FAFSA becomes available to fill out this January 1st 2011. Since many colleges award federal...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Making Personal Contacts in College Admission

A reader asks: I read with interest your last column about college admission. However, I am not certain how one contacts a college prior to sending the application....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 29, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Secrets of the College Application Process

A resident asks: I have read your articles for some time and have enjoyed them. They are always informative and interesting. I have one son in college and another...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 15, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Academic Separation from College: What's Next?

A Danville parent asks: My son received a letter of academic separation from the university he attended last year in New York State. He did not want to leave and...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 1, 2010
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Early Test Preparation Can Hurt College Admission

A grandmother asks: Is it my imagination or is the college application process starting earlier each year? I have nine grandchildren and four of them are in high...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 18, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Does test preparation really help in college admission?

An Alamo resident asks: I don't mind spending money if it's well spent. What are the benefits of test prep? Does it work and how much do test scores count in...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 4, 2010
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Colleges want to know why you are applying. Here's how to respond to this important question!

Question: I am having trouble with a question that it seems all the private colleges on my list ask: "Why do you want to attend our college?" What are the colleges...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 19, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Common Application Can Streamline College Admissions

Question: I keep hearing about the Common Application? What is it and why is it important? ~Danville resident Dr. LaScala responds: The Common Application (www.commonapp.org)...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 6, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Don't Let A College Education Bury You in Debt!

It has been wisely noted that money rarely goes to those who need it most, but rather it winds up in the hands of those individuals who best understand the process...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 9, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

7 Steps to Successful College Admissions Transfer: Part II

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. Although I have been an advisor for years, my heart still skips a beat...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2010
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Navigating the Transfer Path in College Admissions

Community college student Danielle Guzman dreams of transferring to Cal State San Diego. Her goal: to earn a bachelor's degree in social work and work as an adoption...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 17, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

Getting Organized for Your Senior Year

Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years ago. Selecting a college is a big decision, and both public and private...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2010
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Admitted to Your College? It's Time for A Fresh Look

I would bet that the Class of 2010 seniors will be spending some time at their mailboxes and and checking email messages over the next few weeks. They will have...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 15, 2010
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Amid Recession, You Still Have to Pay for College

In those agonizing months between sending out college applications and waiting for those admission decisions in the spring, many high school seniors and their parents...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:56 am | 1 comment | 10249 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

As the parent of three daughters who are all at different stages in their lives, I can tell you first hand that life does not begin with an acceptance letter from...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 4, 2010
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DOING COLLEGE

College Admission and Score Choice: What You Must Know

Hollie took her SAT exam in the spring of her junior year in high school and performed poorly. She prepared over the summer and tested again in the fall of her...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 28, 2009
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DOING COLLEGE

Parents! Read This if Your Child Is Applying to College

You have no doubt heard of parents who stop working after having a child or reduce their hours at the office to support a teen that is having trouble in high school....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 11322 Views

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You Want to Go to Our College? Prove It!

For many students, applying to college is burdened by an exaggerated emphasis on "getting in." This neglects some basic research that should precede the application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 10639 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Early Applications Surge in College Admission

This is the first in a six-week series of blogs about applying to college by admission advisor Elizabeth LaScala and Teen Wire high school senior Daniel Morizono...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 6, 2009
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