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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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7 steps to success: the college transfer path
Aug 26, 2013 3:09 pm
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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
Some Unexpected College Costs
Jul 29, 2013 5:49 pm
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The cost of a college education these days is soaring and out of pocket expenses for families range from costly to obscenely expensive. After accounting for tuition... More
Jump Start The College Application
Jul 15, 2013 5:35 pm
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The Common Application is used by 488 member colleges to streamline the college application process. These colleges represent 46 US states... More
When Parents and Students Disagree About College
Jul 1, 2013 5:40 pm
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Waiting until college results are in to deal with differences of opinion between students and their parents about what college to attend is not wise. When the college... More
Is It Too Early to Prepare for College?
Jun 17, 2013 6:28 pm
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A San Ramon Reader asks Dr. LaScala:

Are there advantages to starting college advising before beginning high school? My son is quite focused and driven; we aren't... More
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