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!

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 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. […]
November 15, 2017

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 […]
October 19, 2017

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,” […]
September 22, 2017

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

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

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

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 […]
September 7, 2016

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

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 […]