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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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Get Going on Your College Applications Now!
Jul 9, 2012 4:44 pm
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A San Ramon resident asks:

Hi Elizabeth!

I hate to get you involved in a dispute, but my husband and I need an expert's advice. Our son thinks he should... More
The Secret Sauce in College Admissions
Nov 12, 2012 5:28 pm
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It is true that showing your interest in a college can be a tip factor in getting that acceptance letter.

Visiting your colleges, writing to ask intelligient... More
7 Steps to Success: The College Transfer Path
Mar 5, 2013 11:54 am
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Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it... More
Same Story, Different Prompts: Common Application?s New Essay Questions
Feb 20, 2013 12:20 pm
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Hey Dr. LaScala,

I just heard that the Common Application has revised its essay questions. What exactly does that mean for me? I am a junior at San Ramon Vally... More
What exactly is a meaningful summer?
Apr 19, 2013 2:56 pm
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A student from Danville asks:

I keep hearing counselors talk about students having meaningful summers. Well, what exactly does that mean and what are some good... More
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