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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 Waiting Game Begins for College Admissions
Jan 8, 2013 8:19 pm
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Hurry Up and Wait: What to Do After the College Applications Are Sent

Somehow the admission frenzy has managed to scare our kids—even those at the top of... More
'Tis the Season for Financial Aid in College Admissions!
Dec 26, 2012 4:23 pm
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It's the time of year for college-bound students and their families to prepare for the financial aid season. The online FAFSA becomes available to fill out this... More
PLAN or ACT Tests? What Are They and When Do You Take Them?
Feb 6, 2012 6:33 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

What is the PLAN test? My daughter's high school offers it to sophomores in the fall. And how does it relate to the ACT?

Thanks,
John... More
Some Unexpected College Costs
Jul 29, 2013 5:49 pm
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The cost of a college education these days is soaring and out of pocket expenses for families range from costly to obscenely expensive. After accounting for tuition... More
Will You Miss Out on Teacher Recommendations for College Admissions?
May 30, 2011 5:13 pm
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Hello Dr. LaScala,

My daughter is just finishing her junior year and some of her friends are already asking their teachers for letters of recommendation, especially... More
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