Doing College Blog

Check out my blog where I routinely reveal information that can help guide you even more. I usually post concurrent to the admissions cycle so it is relevant to you. If you have any specific questions or concerns, drop me a line and I will do my best to help address them!

October 19, 2017
Doing College Blog

The Common Application: Key Updates for 2017 – 2018 Admission Cycle

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Three million college-bound students and over 740 colleges use the Common Application, aka the “Common App,” […]
October 10, 2017
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Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency by getting […]
October 9, 2017
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What’s Your Major? Be Ready to Answer

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Thousands of high school seniors cruise through college applications, completing basic contact information, high school coursework […]
September 22, 2017
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What Exactly Is FAFSA and Why Should You Complete It?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Beginning October 1st, families with college-bound students may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid […]
March 16, 2017
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Buyer Beware! The Ethics of College Essay Workshops

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD It is important to understand some fundamental truths about college essays. First, many parents ask me […]
February 28, 2017
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Those Pesky General Education Requirements: How to Make Them Work for You!

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Graduating seniors about to attend college or juniors considering which colleges to apply to should look […]
February 22, 2017
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College Financial Aid Awards and Scholarships – Getting Your Best Offer

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Comparing student aid packages and figuring out the true affordability of any particular college can be […]
January 25, 2017
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How Do Colleges Evaluate Applicants?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD There are many factors that play a role in successful college admissions, and sometimes the decisions […]
September 7, 2016
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More Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better in the Application Process

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD As a college admissions advisor in Lafayette I am often asked “If 10 percent of applicants […]
August 26, 2016
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Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years […]
July 13, 2016
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Advice for Incoming Seniors: Don’t Kick Back and Relax This Year

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Most college-bound students wish that they could finish their most difficult courses as juniors and ease […]
June 15, 2016
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College Communications Programs Offer More Than Just Idle Talk

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired […]
February 24, 2016
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The Four Must Dos on Campus Visits

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly on of the most important, […]
January 27, 2016
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Colleges You Ought to Know

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD What makes a “good” college? Sometimes it’s a school that has a familiar name. But often […]