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DOING COLLEGE

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 | 11311 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
There are no comments yet. 12361 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 12804 Views

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 | 12717 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 | 11759 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
There are no comments yet. 11394 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 11712 Views

DOING COLLEGE

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
There are no comments yet. 5562 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How Your Email Impacts College Admission Results!

There is a common question I receive each cycle from a number of my clients and the response is a little complex and a bit tricky. Here is the question: What...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 6391 Views

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The Four Must Dos on College Campus Visits

Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly one of the most important, is the campus visit. There is no better way to find out if a college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6694 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Four Must Dos on College Campus Visits

Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly one of the most important, is the campus visit. There is no better way to find out if a college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10436 Views

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Graduate Business Programs for College Seniors: A Deep Dive

The more selective MBA programs have traditionally sought applicants who have several years of relevant work experience. Their admissions offices rarely considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3730 Views

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A Deluge of Deferrals—The Role COVID Played in the Early Action Cycle

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 Dec. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4902 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 12, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6452 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Two College Applications Go Live!

The 4th of July signals celebration, BBQs and firework displays commemorating our independence, but in the college admissions world, this week also marks the opening...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 4, 2018
There are no comments yet. 6113 Views

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The Steps to Success for the College Transfer Student

A student recently wrote to me. Here is one paragraph from her email communication: “My family can’t afford to send me straight to a 4 year college....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 12, 2018
There are no comments yet. 5314 Views

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Grad School: Considerations for College Students

People attend grad school for a variety of reasons. Whether you are pursuing a subject you love, seeking to advance your career, or trying something new for the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5333 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 5415 Views

DOING COLLEGE

It's Not Enough to Say You Are A Good Match for A College. Prove It!

Many colleges include a prompt that asks the question "Why do you want to attend our college?" You will see this item in different forms, such as "How did you first...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 14749 Views
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