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By Elizabeth LaScala

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About this blog: I post articles to offer timely and substantive college admission guidance on important topics and issues. Originally from New York, I have a B.S. from Hunter College in NYC and advanced professional degrees from the University of...  (More)

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What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
Comments: 14 | Views: 6,449

As a college admission advisor, I hear this question often from parents and students alike. Sometimes students try to amass an array of activities to adorn their... More
Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 8,300

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... More
An Insider's Look at College Advising
Dec 3, 2013 3:25 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 4,927

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my... More
Quick! Show Me the Money--the CSS Profile
Sep 30, 2013 4:43 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,531

Timing is critical. For high school seniors who plan to request financial aid, now is the time to determine the forms required at each college on your list. You... More
7 steps to success: the college transfer path
Aug 26, 2013 3:09 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,634

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... More
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