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DOING COLLEGE

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 | 13185 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 | 10376 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 | 9089 Views

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Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps

As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency by getting their college applications in the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Dec 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 10228 Views

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What's Your Major and Other Pesky Questions Colleges Ask

Thousands of high school seniors cruise through college applications, completing basic contact information, high school coursework and grades, test scores and activities...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by EmilyG, on Nov 23, 2016 at 4:49 am | 3 comments | 7337 Views

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Does Applying to More Get You Through the Door? Why More Is Not Better in College Admissions

“If 10% of applicants are accepted to the most selective schools to which I apply, doesn’t that mean I will have a better than 1 in 10 chance of getting...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Jul 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 8767 Views

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Selecting the Right College Essay Workshop

Understanding some fundamentals about the essays colleges ask students to submit with their applications can help you make more informed decisions about getting...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 8306 Views

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Student Loans That Make Sense

The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by webbrowan, on Mar 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 11 comments | 18611 Views

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The Good College: 4 Top Schools for Engineering

There has always been great demand for college students with engineering degrees. Engineers and, the engineering they do, serve to help all of us in our busy modern...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 5, 2016
Last comment by eatandbmerrie, on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:40 pm | 3 comments | 12224 Views

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5 TopTips to Tackle The UC Essays

Seniors all over the country are busy writing their college application essays. Juniors will be doing the same task next year. Students applying to the UC are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by KamranAhmed, on Jan 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm | 2 comments | 13614 Views

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Taking SAT Subject Tests: Greater Flexibility or More Murkiness

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 Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Charles Kipkorir, on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 11404 Views

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The Ethics of Writing College Application Essays

Understanding some fundamentals about the essays colleges ask students to submit with their applications can help you make more informed decisions about getting...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Conservator, on Jul 13, 2015 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 11663 Views

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Can You Get a Job with That?

In his presentation "Can You Get a Job with That?" Stuart Nachbar, noted education writer and college counselor states "A good school does good by...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by GothBeer, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:58 am | 3 comments | 11844 Views

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Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Experiences

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides families through the complex world of college admission. She helps students identify college majors and career paths, develops good...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by MsJulle, on Apr 22, 2015 at 5:52 am | 1 comment | 8730 Views

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Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions

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

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Johnny English, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:38 am | 2 comments | 15529 Views

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Three Time Tested Test Prep Recommendations

By now most families have heard that a new SAT exam will be administered for the first time in spring 2016. As test preparation providers respond to these changes...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 4, 2014
Last comment by John English, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 10318 Views

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Should Your Sophomore Take The October PSAT? And More on Standardized Testing...

In March, The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT (once known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test but now simply known as the SAT), announced plans...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 12, 2014
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:31 am | 3 comments | 17435 Views

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Thanksgiving Transfer Fever!

Thanksgiving is a time filled with family, turkey, football, and in many houses newly returned freshmen. After they've cleared the cupboards, lounged on the couches...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by John, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:27 am | 1 comment | 12389 Views

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The Truth About The College Essay

In August the 2012-13 edition of the Common Application was released. At the same time or soon after, many schools released updated supplements, several of which...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by BrentTaylor, on Mar 4, 2015 at 3:45 am | 1 comment | 10606 Views

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Budget Basics for New College Graduates

Here's a question I'm often asked by new or soon to be college graduates: "I am looking for a job. Can you help me figure out how much income I will need to pay...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ashley, on Nov 4, 2014 at 6:01 am | 1 comment | 22292 Views
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