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Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why you do not increase the odds of admission to a more selective school...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2475 Views

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Interview Prep for Grad School

It takes more than grades, recommendations, test scores, essays, and work samples to get into graduate school. Some masters’ programs may invite applicants...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2156 Views

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Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1852 Views

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The Pros and Cons of "Going Greek"

Have you ever wondered about fraternities and sororities and whether joining one would be a good move? With so many distressing articles appearing in newspapers,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Jan Batcheller, on Feb 3, 2022 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 4300 Views

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How to Write an SOP

Writing SOP requires both scientific and artistic components. Your statement must be calculated and methodical but the whole document should be artistically crafted...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3006 Views

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The Prestige Factor

Too often teens are dazzled by a college name, wrongly assuming that the “prestige factor” is their automatic ticket to success. Prestige, however,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6356 Views

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Financing Art School

Just like an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degrees come at a cost. Here, I’ll talk about some ways to finance your

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3742 Views

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Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices

Medical admission committees want applicants who have demonstrated intelligence, maturity, integrity, a dedication to service, and a commitment to embracing diversity....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 11, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4128 Views

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The Illusion of Test Optional Colleges

With the COVID-19 epidemic and the onset of nearly universal distance learning for all high school students, both parents and students have been relieved to hear...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by John, on Jul 30, 2021 at 8:39 am | 4 comments | 7738 Views

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Selecting a Premed Undergraduate Program

Like all educational opportunities, premed programs vary in terms of focus, quality, and the support they provide students. While some of these differences are reasonably...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 56 Views

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Tell Me More About University of California-San Diego (UCSD)

The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) first opened its doors in 1960. Since then, it has grown to become one of America’s leading research universities,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by j0hnwi11iams, on Jun 12, 2021 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 6970 Views

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How to Get a Good Letter of Recommendation

Applying to graduate degree programs requires the organization and synthesis of a lot of information. There are many moving parts, and it can be tempting to focus...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 14, 2021 at 3:18 am | 1 comment | 5793 Views

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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 | 3461 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. 4515 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. 3714 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. 5150 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 | 5380 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 | 9904 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 | 6611 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 | 7766 Views
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