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By Elizabeth LaScala

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About this blog: I post articles to offer timely and substantive college admission guidance on important topics and issues. Originally from New York, I have a B.S. from Hunter College in NYC and advanced professional degrees from the University of...  (More)

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Join in the College Crowd
Jan 15, 2015 2:48 pm
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Whenever you visit a college campus, especially for the first time, keep in mind that getting around is as important as looking around. You might be blown away by... More
How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
Dec 20, 2014 5:03 pm
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This question ranks among the top five I get asked each admission cycle. Six college applications once seemed quite reasonable. Now eight is more commonplace and... More
Thanksgiving Transfer Fever!
Nov 25, 2014 2:33 pm
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Thanksgiving is a time filled with family, turkey, football, and in many houses newly returned freshmen. After they've cleared the cupboards, lounged on the couches... More
It's Not Enough to Say You Are A Good Match for A College. Prove It!
Nov 11, 2014 10:23 am
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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... More
Should Your Sophomore Take The October PSAT? And More on Standardized Testing...
Oct 12, 2014 1:01 pm
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In March, The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT (once known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test but now simply known as the SAT), announced plans... More
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