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DOING COLLEGE

What You Don’t Know About College Costs Can Cost You Big Time!

Whether you are comparing financial aid awards from acceptances or entering the college admissions cycle for the first time this fall, you should gather the most...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by Happy, on Apr 4, 2021 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 3706 Views

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Take a Closer Look at UC-Riverside

Located in California’s Inland Empire, UC-Riverside is approximately an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and 40 minutes from Anaheim, home of Disneyland....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 10, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4749 Views

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Hastened by COVID, A Test Optional Experiment Is Underway in College Admission

The movement toward optional use of standardized tests date back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3872 Views

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What Seniors Must Know Before They Make Their College Choice

Spring break is over and thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, you have had plenty of time to wait, wonder and worry about your college options for next fall. Now is the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5295 Views

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Taking AP Exams in the Time of COVID-19

In response to the major and sometimes tragic disruptions to life that have accompanied the spread of the COVID-19 virus,

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by elsewill, on Apr 11, 2020 at 2:16 am |
1 comment | 5529 Views

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Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by jamie anderson, on Mar 21, 2020 at 1:54 am | 20 comments | 10147 Views

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Our Own Artsy California System: A Few of the Many Visual and Performing Arts Programs in the UC System

You don’t need to leave California to get a great education in the arts—and you don’t need to spend big bucks to become noticed for your art. The...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 6824 Views

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The 6 Top Mistakes Made by High School Students Applying to College

1. Not balancing your college list by admission probability is a recipe for disappointing results. Reach schools have low and very low admit rates; they are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by Heidi, on Oct 11, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 7998 Views

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Why Make a College Application Resume?

A resume shows colleges who you are beyond your grades and test scores. Many colleges recommend and some even require a resume of your activities and achievements...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by 125, on Oct 3, 2019 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 7838 Views

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Demystifying Early Application Options

1. Early Decision (ED): What Is It? Early Decision is an application opportunity offered by many of the nation’s selective institutions that provides...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by CodyCross Seizoenen antwoorden, on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:04 am | 1 comment | 4831 Views

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Thinking about Applying Undeclared? Think Again!

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 Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Zuraida Oen, on Aug 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 7016 Views

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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 Jen G., on Jun 6, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 8402 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 Cheap web hosting, on Jun 2, 2019 at 6:16 pm | 18 comments | 6076 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 kayliewalter, on Jun 1, 2019 at 1:53 am |
15 comments | 7983 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 | 5646 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 | 6103 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 | 6023 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 | 6120 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 | 5023 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 | 6087 Views
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