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DOING COLLEGE

Why Our College? – How to Tackle the Toughest College Essay

In October of 2016 President Barrack Obama issued a proclamation deeming November National College Application Month He might have been dealing with one application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 22, 2017
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DOING COLLEGE

How Well Is Your High School Preparing Your Student for College

We live in a state with one of the best and most selective state university systems. Seats in the freshman classes at the University of California (UC) campuses...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 16, 2018
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Is A Post Baccalaureate Program Right for You?

Over the last decade there has been a surge of college students who major in the sciences in the hopes of applying to medical or dental school. To be successful,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 26, 2018
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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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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
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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Finding ways to stay active

I recently went to go shoot some hoops at Fallon park with a few friends. Although none of us were ever on a high school or college basketball team, we had been...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 17, 2022
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5 Steps to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Completing the FAFSA is an important step in the college planning process, and I believe most students benefit from having this document in place. It improves the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 7, 2018
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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The Bay Area is a big place

When people ask me where I’m from, I instinctively tell them I’m from the Bay. I’ve always thought of myself as a Bay Area native. Someone who grew up here...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 14, 2022
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DOING COLLEGE

College Conversations

The end of your child’s senior year of high school is an exciting time filled with graduation, going away parties, summer trips and lasting memories. During...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 6, 2019
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How Your Email Impacts College Admission Results!

There is a common question I receive each cycle from a number of my clients and the response is a little complex and a bit tricky. Here is the question: What...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 13, 2019
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The Four Must Dos on College Campus Visits

Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly one of the most important, is the campus visit. There is no better way to find out if a college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 26, 2020
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DOING COLLEGE

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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What Seniors Must Know Before They Make Their College Choice

Spring break is over and thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, you have had plenty of time to wait, wonder and worry about your college options for next fall. Now is the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions

In these unprecedented times, the concerns of high school juniors (Class of 2021) and their families have revolved around how COVID-19 will impact the college admissions...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 30, 2020
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What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

When asked about the impacts of COVID-19 on college campuses this coming...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 21, 2020
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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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Grad School: Considerations for Professionals

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. 26, 2020
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DOING COLLEGE

COVID-19 and College Financial Viability—Will They Survive?

COVID-19 related stresses are likely to hit hardest those institutions that were already weakened by existing market challenges, such as fewer state revenues earmarked...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 1, 2020
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Assessing Online Learning—Before, During and After COVID-19

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’...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 20, 2020
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DOING COLLEGE

Questions Seniors Should Be Asking Colleges as COVID-19 Surges

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,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 27, 2020
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