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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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How Well Is Your High School Preparing Your Student for College
Mar 16, 2018 2:34 am
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We live in a state with one of the best and most selective state university systems. Seats in the freshman classes at the University of California (UC) campuses... More
Tell Me More about University of California-Davis!
Feb 5, 2018 1:49 pm
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Welcome to the second in a series of articles about the University of California system. In a deliberate step away from those omnipresent rankings and instead going... More
Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley
Dec 21, 2017 11:30 pm
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Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as, “Cal.” The first institution of... More
Denied College Admission? Should You Appeal?
Dec 8, 2017 8:39 am
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Paul was denied admission to a private college that he, his parents, and high school counselor all had agreed matched his interests and academic profile. The question... More
Why Our College? – How to Tackle the Toughest College Essay
Nov 22, 2017 10:41 am
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In October of 2016 President Barrack Obama issued a proclamation deeming November National College Application Month He might have been dealing with one application... More
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