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DOING COLLEGE

The Up and Downside of AP Courses

Depending on how your particular school treats AP classes, an AP class can be worth a full grade higher than the regular track class (that’s how some students...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Ernest, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 1362 Views

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College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student

For the artistic-minded student, there are several different types of schools to research in order to find the right academic fit and degree path. - Four-year...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Vicky23, on May 19, 2019 at 1:09 am | 12 comments | 1080 Views

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The College Admissions Scam

The recent college admissions scandal that was revealed in a New York Times...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by tonnyken, on May 16, 2019 at 1:26 am |
14 comments | 2612 Views

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How Important Is Demonstrated Interest?

As college admit rates fall at most top colleges, and the number of applicants rise, it is more important than ever for students to take control of factors that...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by Doug, on Feb 7, 2019 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 1630 Views

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Value by Design: Meeting the Interests of the Artistic Student

A big obstacle for a student who wishes to study the arts is the widely held belief that a degree in the visual and performing arts (VPA) will not lead to ‘real’...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 6, 2019
Last comment by Ronald M. Lynch, on Jan 30, 2019 at 6:55 am | 3 comments | 1591 Views

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Tell Me More about University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university—and one of the best research universities in the world. With easy access to the beach,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Codycross, on Jan 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 2 comments | 1813 Views

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Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?

Does your child have their heart set on a “dream school”? If determination carries her forward, that dream could become an admissions reality. But, depending...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by unblocked games 76, on Jan 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 1754 Views

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Is Graduate School the Sensible Next Step After College?

Some high school students know they want a graduate or professional degree even before they start their undergraduate years. Others do not consider it at all or...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by Petter, on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:23 pm | 3 comments | 1319 Views

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An Inside Look at College Advising

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. Today, I thought I would paint...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 22, 2018
Last comment by Nancy, on Jul 26, 2018 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 1932 Views

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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
There are no comments yet. 1516 Views

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Thinking Premed? What You Should Be Thinking About

One of my specialty areas is graduate and professional school admissions and I work with many high school and college students who are hoping to one day attend medical,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 16, 2018
Last comment by buyassignmentservice, on May 10, 2018 at 12:24 am | 2 comments | 2478 Views

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Tell Me More about University of California-Davis!

Welcome to the second in a series of articles about the University of California system. In a deliberate step away from those omnipresent rankings and instead going...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 5, 2018
Last comment by annamartin, on May 5, 2018 at 3:13 am | 2 comments | 3786 Views

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What Exactly Is A “Meaningful” Summer Experience for Your High School Student?

On both the Common Application, the University of California application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 30, 2018
Last comment by henry99, on Apr 21, 2018 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 3702 Views

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Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as, “Cal.” The first institution of...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Eddie J., on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 2884 Views

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Denied College Admission? Should You Appeal?

Paul was denied admission to a private college that he, his parents, and high school counselor all had agreed matched his interests and academic profile. The question...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Marisa, on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:37 am | 2 comments | 3263 Views

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Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

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

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Adam009, on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:59 am | 7 comments | 3097 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 Jan. 12, 2014
Last comment by Richard, on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 17210 Views

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Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ?Virginia Rule?

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 Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Knott005, on Oct 2, 2017 at 4:32 am | 9 comments | 12639 Views

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Same Story, Different Prompts: Common Application?s New Essay Questions

Hey Dr. LaScala, I just heard that the Common Application has revised its essay questions. What exactly does that mean for me? I am a junior at San Ramon Vally...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by james564, on Oct 2, 2017 at 3:33 am | 1 comment | 6690 Views

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7 steps to success: the college transfer path

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Miguelfeedy, on Aug 27, 2017 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 7771 Views
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