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 17, 2018

College Profile: Tell Me More about University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university—and one of the best research universities in […]
August 21, 2018

An Inside Look at College Advising

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for […]
August 21, 2018

The Steps to Success for the College Transfer Student

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD A student recently wrote to me. Here is one paragraph from her email communication: “My family […]
June 24, 2018

College Profile: Tell Me More about UC-Urvine

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For […]
April 26, 2018

Is A Post Baccalaureate Program Right for You?

Over the last decade there has been a surge of college students who major in the sciences in the hopes […]
April 20, 2018

Thinking Premed? What You Should Be Thinking About

One of my specialty areas is graduate and professional school admissions and I work with many high school and college […]
March 20, 2018

What Exactly Is A “Meaningful” Summer Experience for Your High School Student?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD On both the Common Application, the University of California application and many unique college applications there […]
February 7, 2018

College Profile: Tell Me More about University of California-Davis

Welcome to the second in a series of articles about the University of California system. In a deliberate step away […]
January 28, 2018

College Profile: Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as, […]
January 11, 2018

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear […]
January 9, 2018

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 […]
December 8, 2017

Denied College Admission? Should You Appeal?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Paul was denied admission to a private college that he, his parents, and high school counselor […]
December 7, 2017

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 […]
December 1, 2017

Understanding Your Early College Application Options Early Enough to Make a Difference!

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Fall is the time of year when seniors begin to pay much more attention to the […]
November 22, 2017

Why Our College? – How to Tackle the Toughest College Essay

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In October of 2016 President Barrack Obama issued a proclamation deeming November National College Application Month. […]