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Tell Me More About University of California-San Diego (UCSD)

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,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 16, 2023
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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
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Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices

Medical admission committees want applicants who have demonstrated intelligence, maturity, integrity, a dedication to service, and a commitment to embracing diversity....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 11, 2021
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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. 7983 Views

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Tell Me More about UC-Irvine

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 Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4339 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 Mar. 12, 2020
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When Adult Children Go Off to College: Keeping Your Eye on The Law

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. 30, 2014
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Two College Applications Go Live!

The 4th of July signals celebration, BBQs and firework displays commemorating our independence, but in the college admissions world, this week also marks the opening...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 4, 2018
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Physician Assistant (PA) vs Medical Doctor (MD): Four Factors to Consider

While PAs and MDs do similar things in their day-to-day work, there are many differences that may make a PA pathway more suited to certain individuals. Of these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3634 Views

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The Steps to Success for the College Transfer Student

A student recently wrote to me. Here is one paragraph from her email communication: “My family can’t afford to send me straight to a 4 year college....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 12, 2018
There are no comments yet. 6233 Views

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

Most PT programs in the US use the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). This online portal allows you to...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3301 Views

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Grad School: Considerations for College Students

People attend grad school for a variety of reasons. Whether you are pursuing a subject you love, seeking to advance your career, or trying something new for the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 5, 2020
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Colleges are “getting back to normal” - or are they?

Most colleges planned on fall 2021 being a time to return to in-person education. Yet the sudden explosion of COVID’s Delta variant has thrown these plans...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 7, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6409 Views

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Planning Your Physician Assistant (PA) Application

As with any graduate school, applying for PA programs takes a good deal of thought and planning. Even those who fulfill their course requirements and work part-time...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 13, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3181 Views

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Becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT)

Occupational therapists (OTs) consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors that affect participation and performance in daily and otherwise meaningful...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3451 Views

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Hastened by COVID, A Test Optional Experiment Is Underway in College Admission

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5383 Views

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It's Not Enough to Say You Are A Good Match for A College. Prove It!

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 11, 2014
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Those Pesky General Education Requirements: How to Make Them Work for You!

Graduating seniors about to attend college or juniors considering which colleges to apply to should look carefully at a college’s general education (GE) requirements....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 28, 2017
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So You Want to Be a Doctor?

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

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10373 Views

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Our High School Juniors and Seniors

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 25, 2020
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