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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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ART SPACE

Art Al Fresco

By John A. Barry Danville’s public information officer recently posted this: Hearing about so many great ways that people are getting creative while...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 24, 2020
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ART SPACE

T’s for You

By John A. Barry What to do if you have 25 medium and large white crew-neck T-shirts, two wheelchairs, a BMX bike, a large quantity of acrylic paint, and...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 12, 2020
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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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

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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DOING COLLEGE

Graduate Business Programs for College Seniors: A Deep Dive

The more selective MBA programs have traditionally sought applicants who have several years of relevant work experience. Their admissions offices rarely considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 23, 2020
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DOING COLLEGE

A Deluge of Deferrals—The Role COVID Played in the Early Action Cycle

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...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 31, 2020
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DOING COLLEGE

Honors Colleges and Honors Programs: Key Differences

Honors programs and honors colleges are ways for academically talented students to reap the rewards of a smaller liberal arts and sciences education within the context...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 25, 2021
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DOING COLLEGE

COVID Increased the Importance of Diversity Essays on College Applications: Four Questions to Help You Brainstorm

Diversity statements are an increasingly common requirement on college, graduate and professional school applications. These questions are going to become even more...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 11, 2021
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DOING COLLEGE

Trends for the Class of 2022 to Consider

Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. For instance, the notion that great grades...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 18, 2021
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