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COVID Increased the Importance of Diversity Essays on College Applications: Four Questions to Help You Brainstorm

Diversity statements are an increasingly common requirement on college, graduate and professional school applications. These questions are going to become even more...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 11, 2021
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Trends for the Class of 2022 to Consider

Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. For instance, the notion that great grades...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 18, 2021
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Buyer Beware! The Ethics of College Essay Workshops

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.’...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 16, 2021
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Selecting a Premed Undergraduate Program

Like all educational opportunities, premed programs vary in terms of focus, quality, and the support they provide students. While some of these differences are reasonably...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 28, 2021
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Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices

Medical admission committees want applicants who have demonstrated intelligence, maturity, integrity, a dedication to service, and a commitment to embracing diversity....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 11, 2021
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Colleges are “getting back to normal” - or are they?

Most colleges planned on fall 2021 being a time to return to in-person education. Yet the sudden explosion of COVID’s Delta variant has thrown these plans...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 7, 2021
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Four Reasons to Get Your MFA

If you are at the stage where you are considering an MFA, I’ll bet you’re pretty sure that you like art and are good at it. But do you need an MFA? MFA...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 12, 2021
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Financing Art School

Just like an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degrees come at a cost. Here, I’ll talk about some ways to finance your

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 4, 2021
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How to Write an SOP

Writing SOP requires both scientific and artistic components. Your statement must be calculated and methodical but the whole document should be artistically crafted...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 21, 2022
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Managing Student Stress in the Pandemic and Beyond

Many students grow up in communities that expect extraordinary achievement both in and out of the classroom. Over the past two years a global pandemic halted student...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 28, 2022
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Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
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Interview Prep for Grad School

It takes more than grades, recommendations, test scores, essays, and work samples to get into graduate school. Some masters’ programs may invite applicants...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 25, 2022
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Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why you do not increase the odds of admission to a more selective school...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2022
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Advice for Incoming Seniors: Don't Kick Back and Relax This Year

Most college-bound students wish that they could finish their most difficult courses as juniors and ease up a bit when they enter their senior year. After all, they...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 15, 2022
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5 Things Communications Programs Can Do to Help You Succeed

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 19, 2022
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College Profile: Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as “Cal.” The first institution of...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2022
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Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School

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 Sep. 1, 2022
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Tell Me More about University of California-Davis

Welcome to the second in a series of articles about the University of California system. In a deliberate step away from those omnipresent rankings and instead going...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 9, 2022
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Hiring Part-Time College Application Readers

With the recent surge in college applications, schools have begun to outsource the work of their admission counseling staff (aka admission officers) by hiring part-time...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 14, 2022
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Tell Me More about UC-Irvine

Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For the sake of fairness, going alphabetically, the first article was all...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 22, 2022
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