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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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The Impact of COVID-19 on Our High School Juniors and Seniors
Mar 25, 2020 9:38 am
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Without a doubt, your life has been already impacted by the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Social distancing, self-quarantine, voluntary or mandatory school... More
Jump Start The College Admission Essay
Jul 26, 2011 4:18 pm
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Dear Dr. LaScala,

We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC... More
It's Not Enough to Say You Are A Good Match for A College. Prove It!
Nov 11, 2014 10:23 am
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Many colleges include a prompt that asks the question "Why do you want to attend our college?" You will see this item in different forms, such as "How did you first... More
An Insider's Look at College Advising
Dec 3, 2013 3:25 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. I thought I would start my... More
The Good College: 4 Top Schools for Engineering
Mar 5, 2016 4:34 pm
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There has always been great demand for college students with engineering degrees. Engineers and, the engineering they do, serve to help all of us in our busy modern... More
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