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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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The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA
Jan 21, 2014 3:07 pm
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As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as... More
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
Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,376

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
The Little Word That Means A Lot in College Admissions
Jun 3, 2013 5:27 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 4,134

Many parents are surprised to discover that unless their child is failing and placed on academic probation they will not hear from the student's college or university.... More
What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 3,970

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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