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Deferred? Now What?

When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the same way as enrollment numbers dropped. However, the opposite...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 1, 2023
Last comment by Harrison Tamaki, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 212 Views

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Becoming a Dental Specialist

After graduating from a four-year dental program with your degree and obtaining licensure, you will be...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 26, 2023
There are no comments yet. 865 Views

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Applying for Dental School

Dental school is hard work. It requires academic rigors similar to applying to medical school. The application process is complex, detailed and competitive. Here’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 19, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1222 Views

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The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 3: Community, Comforts, Connections

This article is a part of a series on how I go about obtaining the assessment information needed to do a comprehensive search, which in turn produces a well-matched...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1871 Views

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The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 2: Costs, Curriculum

This article is a part of a series on about how I go about obtaining the assessment information needed to do a comprehensive school search, which in turn produces...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1683 Views

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The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 1: Competition and Completion

In my last article, I described what in general defines a good college. In the next series of articles, I...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1445 Views

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What Is a Good College?

If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you might get 100 different answers. If there is so much variation just in what...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1533 Views

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Student Loans That Make Sense

Student loans are often viewed negatively, in part because they are associated with the rising cost of higher education. Yet many students could not go to college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1587 Views

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Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1537 Views

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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 | 2223 Views

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

UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university. With easy access to the beach, mountains, and Hollywood glitter, it’s no wonder that UCLA...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2273 Views

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How to Impress My Interviewer During a College Admission Interview?

It’s easy to impress a college interviewer – if you are willing to do a little work in three areas: know yourself, know the school, and tap into the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1652 Views

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The Most Important Essay You Will Write for Your College Applications

After the personal essay is done many students think the hardest part of their application is behind them. In my view, the personal essay is the easier part. In...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1427 Views

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Becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT)

Occupational therapists (OTs) consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors that affect participation and performance in daily and otherwise meaningful...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2300 Views

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

Most PT programs in the US use the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). This online portal allows you to...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1886 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 2762 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 2123 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 2233 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 2434 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 3590 Views
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