College Advice

June 23, 2022
Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

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

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why […]
February 28, 2022
Managing Student Stress in the Pandemic and Beyond

Managing Student Stress in the Pandemic and Beyond

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Many students grow up in communities that expect extraordinary achievement both in and out of the […]
May 18, 2021
Trends for the Class of 2022 to Consider

Trends for the Class of 2022 to Consider

Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. For instance, the notion that […]
February 24, 2021

Honors Colleges and Honors Programs: Key Differences

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Honors programs and honors colleges are ways for academically talented students to reap the rewards of […]
October 20, 2020
Assessing Online Learning

Assessing Online Learning—Before, During and After COVID-19

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD 4 questions to ask about online learning In less than a year, online learning has gone […]
August 19, 2020

Lamorinda Living Podcast: Lafayette’s Elizabeth LaScala discusses what to expect when attending college this Fall

Listen to my recent podcast with Lamorinda Living, where I provide updates on what students can expect when attending colleges […]
May 20, 2020
What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

by Elizabeth LaScala, PhD When asked about the impacts of COVID-19 on college campuses this coming fall, University of Virginia’s […]
April 21, 2020

What Seniors Must Know Before They Make Their College Choice

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Spring break is over and thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, you have had plenty of time […]
April 7, 2020
AP Exams Covid-19

Taking AP Exams in the Time of COVID-19

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In response to the major and sometimes tragic disruptions to life that have accompanied the spread […]