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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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Making the Most of Your College Visit
Oct 20, 2018 2:09 am
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As a college advisor for the past 15 years, I believe the best way for prospective students to get to know a college or university is to visit. Finding the right... More
5 Steps to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Oct 7, 2018 3:28 pm
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Completing the FAFSA is an important step in the college planning process, and I believe most students benefit from having this document in place. It improves the... More
Trends for the Class of 2019 to Consider
Aug 21, 2018 8:44 am
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Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. One trend that we advisors have observed... More
An Inside Look at College Advising
Jul 22, 2018 5:33 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. Today, I thought I would paint... More
The Steps to Success for the College Transfer Student
Jul 12, 2018 8:52 am
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A student recently wrote to me. Here is one paragraph from her email communication:

“My family can’t afford to send me straight to a 4 year college.... More
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