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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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Hastened by COVID, A Test Optional Experiment Is Underway in College Admission
Jan 27, 2021 7:29 am
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The movement toward optional use of standardized tests date back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges... More
A Deluge of Deferrals—The Role COVID Played in the Early Action Cycle
Dec 31, 2020 1:43 am
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When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the same way as enrollment numbers dropped. However, the opposite... More
Graduate Business Programs for College Seniors: A Deep Dive
Dec 23, 2020 6:19 am
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The more selective MBA programs have traditionally sought applicants who have several years of relevant work experience. Their admissions offices rarely considered... More
Questions Seniors Should Be Asking Colleges as COVID-19 Surges
Nov 27, 2020 8:36 am
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Although news of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 is surely a godsend, getting it distributed and into the arms of our US population will take some doing. Thus,... More
Assessing Online Learning—Before, During and After COVID-19
Oct 20, 2020 9:13 am
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4 questions to ask about online learning
In less than a year, online learning has gone from being a ‘might have’ to being a ‘must have’... More
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