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DOING COLLEGE

Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions

Early Decision is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student's commitment...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Johnny English, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:38 am | 2 comments | 16915 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Taking SAT Subject Tests: Greater Flexibility or More Murkiness

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Charles Kipkorir, on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 12412 Views

DOING COLLEGE

When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 10291 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Denied College Admission? Should You Appeal?

Paul was denied admission to a private college that he, his parents, and high school counselor all had agreed matched his interests and academic profile. The question...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Marisa, on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:37 am | 2 comments | 11885 Views

DOING COLLEGE

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 Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Eddie J., on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 7736 Views

DOING COLLEGE

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 Feb. 5, 2018
Last comment by annamartin, on May 5, 2018 at 3:13 am | 2 comments | 8597 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Thinking Premed? What You Should Be Thinking About

One of my specialty areas is graduate and professional school admissions and I work with many high school and college students who are hoping to one day attend medical,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 16, 2018
Last comment by buyassignmentservice, on May 10, 2018 at 12:24 am | 2 comments | 7062 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More about University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university—and one of the best research universities in the world. With easy access to the beach,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Codycross, on Jan 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 2 comments | 6564 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?

Does your child have their heart set on a “dream school”? If determination carries her forward, that dream could become an admissions reality. But, depending...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by unblocked games 76, on Jan 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 6626 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How Important Is Demonstrated Interest?

As college admit rates fall at most top colleges, and the number of applicants rise, it is more important than ever for students to take control of factors that...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by Doug, on Feb 7, 2019 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 6301 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Thinking about Applying Undeclared? Think Again!

Thousands of high school seniors cruise through college applications, completing basic contact information, high school coursework and grades, test scores and activities...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Zuraida Oen, on Aug 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 7580 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 6 Top Mistakes Made by High School Students Applying to College

1. Not balancing your college list by admission probability is a recipe for disappointing results. Reach schools have low and very low admit rates; they are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by Heidi, on Oct 11, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 8780 Views

DOING COLLEGE

10 Most Important Factors in Selective College Admission

The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of “What does it take to get into a highly selective college?” Here are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Clay Peterson, on Nov 19, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments | 2188 Views

ART SPACE

Little Gallery, Big Heart

Artist Shokoor Khushrawy feels happy and safe living in the United States. As an Impressionist painter of life in his native Afghanistan, he was not a favorite...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 8733 Views

ART SPACE

Weaving a Story

Well the Yanks hate the Reds And the Greeks hate the Turks I really hate to say it But they're all a bunch of jerks – “Piss on the Wall,” J....

Original post made by John A. Barry on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by SHAUN TAIT, on May 9, 2017 at 1:01 am | 2 comments | 4726 Views

ART SPACE

Rauschenberg at SFMOMA

Review by Bill Carmel, MFA The soon to conclude (March 25) exhibit at SFMOMA of the work of Robert Rauschenberg, entitled “Erasing the Rules,”...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 3725 Views

ART SPACE

The Evolution of ‘Vanity’ Publishing

By John A. Barry The ads were omnipresent. I remember seeing them in theNew York Times, the Boston Globe, and even in my hometown paper in...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by avakin life on pc, on Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 am | 2 comments | 3132 Views

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Tissot Goes to the Movies and the Library

The exhibition James Tissot: Fashion and Faith is at the Palace of the Legion of Honor until February 9, 2020 By John A. Barry Thomas Campbell, director...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 7, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 5304 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Take a hike

Over the pandemic my partner and I got sick of being stuck inside all day. A few months in we made a pact. We would go on at least one outdoor...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Butler, on Apr 22, 2022 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 4955 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Driving from St. Louis to Chicago with my brother

Last week I flew to St. Louis to help my brother move to Chicago. Earlier this year he got into medical school at Loyola which was quite unfortunate for me. It solidified...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jul 28, 2022 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 2152 Views
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