College Advice

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 […]
March 25, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Our High School Juniors and Seniors

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Without a doubt, your life has been already impacted by the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). […]
March 20, 2020

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 26, 2020

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 […]