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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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Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
Apr 21, 2014 4:05 pm
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May and June are important months for constructing college success at earlier grade levels. Most students think about standardized testing in the junior year, but... More
Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers
Jan 12, 2014 8:51 pm
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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... More
Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
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The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked... More
Budget Basics for New College Graduates
Jun 8, 2014 10:32 pm
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Here's a question I'm often asked by new or soon to be college graduates: "I am looking for a job. Can you help me figure out how much income I will need to pay... More
What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
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As a college admission advisor, I hear this question often from parents and students alike. Sometimes students try to amass an array of activities to adorn their... More
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The Arts and Critical Thinking
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