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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
An Insider's Look at College Advising
Dec 3, 2013 3:25 pm
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Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my... More
What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 4,649

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
Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 4,525

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
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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
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