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Tell Me More about University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university—and one of the best research universities in the world. With easy access to the beach,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Sample, on Jan 11, 2019 at 12:48 am | 1 comment | 1290 Views

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Value by Design: Meeting the Interests of the Artistic Student

A big obstacle for a student who wishes to study the arts is the widely held belief that a degree in the visual and performing arts (VPA) will not lead to ‘real’...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 6, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 10, 2019 at 11:17 am | 4 comments | 791 Views

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Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?

Does your child have their heart set on a “dream school”? If determination carries her forward, that dream could become an admissions reality. But, depending...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by Doug, on Dec 16, 2018 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 1070 Views

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Is Graduate School the Sensible Next Step After College?

Some high school students know they want a graduate or professional degree even before they start their undergraduate years. Others do not consider it at all or...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by Petter, on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:23 pm | 3 comments | 913 Views

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An Inside Look at College Advising

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 22, 2018
Last comment by Nancy, on Jul 26, 2018 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 1538 Views

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Tell Me More about UC-Urvine

Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For the sake of fairness, going alphabetically, the first article was all...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 26, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1153 Views

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Thinking Premed? What You Should Be Thinking About

One of my specialty areas is graduate and professional school admissions and I work with many high school and college students who are hoping to one day attend medical,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 16, 2018
Last comment by buyassignmentservice, on May 10, 2018 at 12:24 am | 2 comments | 1984 Views

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Tell Me More about University of California-Davis!

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 5, 2018
Last comment by annamartin, on May 5, 2018 at 3:13 am | 2 comments | 3226 Views

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What Exactly Is A “Meaningful” Summer Experience for Your High School Student?

On both the Common Application, the University of California application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 30, 2018
Last comment by henry99, on Apr 21, 2018 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 3022 Views

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Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as, “Cal.” The first institution of...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Eddie J., on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 2459 Views

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Denied College Admission? Should You Appeal?

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Marisa, on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:37 am | 2 comments | 2651 Views

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Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 2700 Views

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Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear in mind that their remaining high school grades can affect their new relationship...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Richard, on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 16748 Views

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Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ?Virginia Rule?

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Knott005, on Oct 2, 2017 at 4:32 am | 9 comments | 12064 Views

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Same Story, Different Prompts: Common Application?s New Essay Questions

Hey Dr. LaScala, I just heard that the Common Application has revised its essay questions. What exactly does that mean for me? I am a junior at San Ramon Vally...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by james564, on Oct 2, 2017 at 3:33 am | 1 comment | 6388 Views

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7 steps to success: the college transfer path

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Miguelfeedy, on Aug 27, 2017 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 7374 Views

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What You Need to Do Before Your Child Goes to College

Did you know that once children turn 18, parents lose the legal authority to make decisions for them? An individual who has reached the age of 18 is considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2367 Views

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Jump Start The College Admission Essay

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Joseph190, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:59 am | 1 comment | 9793 Views

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My Guide to Good College Communications Programs

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 5, 2016
Last comment by rakesh23, on Apr 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm | 5 comments | 6442 Views

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When Students Consider Non-Portfolio Design Schools

It is not unusual to find schools, even some very good ones that will admit students with no technical skills to programs in areas such as architecture, fashion...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 5601 Views
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