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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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Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices
Aug 11, 2021 5:09 am
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Medical admission committees want applicants who have demonstrated intelligence, maturity, integrity, a dedication to service, and a commitment to embracing diversity.... More
Selecting a Premed Undergraduate Program
Jul 28, 2021 4:03 am
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Like all educational opportunities, premed programs vary in terms of focus, quality, and the support they provide students. While some of these differences are reasonably... More
The Illusion of Test Optional Colleges
Jul 1, 2021 1:51 am
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With the COVID-19 epidemic and the onset of nearly universal distance learning for all high school students, both parents and students have been relieved to hear... More
Buyer Beware! The Ethics of College Essay Workshops
Jun 16, 2021 7:16 am
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It is important to understand some fundamental truths about college essays. First, many parents ask me if I can help their student with ‘The College Essay.’... More
Tell Me More About University of California-San Diego (UCSD)
Jun 2, 2021 9:09 am
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The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) first opened its doors in 1960. Since then, it has grown to become one of America’s leading research universities,... More
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