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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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COVID Increased the Importance of Diversity Essays on College Applications: Four Questions to Help You Brainstorm
Mar 11, 2021 4:17 am
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Diversity statements are an increasingly common requirement on college, graduate and professional school applications. These questions are going to become even more... More
Honors Colleges and Honors Programs: Key Differences
Feb 25, 2021 2:46 am
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Honors programs and honors colleges are ways for academically talented students to reap the rewards of a smaller liberal arts and sciences education within the context... More
Take a Closer Look at UC-Riverside
Feb 10, 2021 8:55 am
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Located in California’s Inland Empire, UC-Riverside is approximately an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and 40 minutes from Anaheim, home of Disneyland.... More
Hastened by COVID, A Test Optional Experiment Is Underway in College Admission
Jan 27, 2021 7:29 am
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The movement toward optional use of standardized tests date back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges... More
A Deluge of Deferrals—The Role COVID Played in the Early Action Cycle
Dec 31, 2020 1:43 am
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When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the same way as enrollment numbers dropped. However, the opposite... More
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