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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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Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
Apr 21, 2014 4:05 pm
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May and June are important months for constructing college success at earlier grade levels. Most students think about standardized testing in the junior year, but... More
Your Most Powerful Tool for Getting Into College--Use It Now!
Mar 1, 2014 8:32 pm
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As a college admission advisor I give college related advice all year round. One of the most common conversations I have with families is about high school coursework—what... More
The Big Mistake Students Make When Filling Out The FAFSA
Jan 21, 2014 3:07 pm
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As the flurry starts to die down around applying to colleges, there is a new issue for students and their families to consider. Students may have to be just as... More
Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers
Jan 12, 2014 8:51 pm
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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... More
What Extracurricular Activities Will Get Me into College?
Jan 2, 2014 9:18 pm
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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
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