Applications

January 6, 2021

A Deluge of Deferrals—The Role COVID Played in the Early Action Cycle

By Elizabeth LaScala PhD When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the […]
April 30, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions

by Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In these unprecedented times, the concerns of high school juniors (Class of 2021) and their families […]
October 8, 2019

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

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Not balancing your college list by admission probability is a recipe for disappointing results.  Reach schools […]
October 8, 2019

Why Make a College Application Resume?

by Elizabeth LaScala PhD A resume shows colleges who you are beyond your grades and test scores. Many colleges recommend […]
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,” […]
October 19, 2017

3 Great Ways to Showcase Your Strengths on College Applications!

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Gone are the days when you had to rely solely on great essays and interviews to […]
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 […]