September 7, 2021

Colleges are “getting back to normal” – or are they?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Most colleges planned on fall 2021 being a time to return to in-person education. Yet the […]
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 […]
January 26, 2021

Hastened by COVID, A Test Optional Experiment Is Underway in College Admission

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD The movement toward optional use of standardized tests date back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in […]
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 […]
December 17, 2020

Diversity Statements – Four Questions to Help You Brainstorm

By Elizabeth LaScala PhD Diversity statements are an increasingly common requirement on college, graduate and professional school applications. These questions […]
November 25, 2020

Questions Seniors Should Be Asking Colleges as COVID-19 Surges

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Although news of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 is surely a godsend, getting it distributed and […]
October 20, 2020

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 […]
October 1, 2020

Assessing the Financial Stability of Colleges

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD COVID-19 related stresses are likely to hit hardest those institutions that were already weakened by existing […]
August 27, 2020

Grad School Entrance Exams: The COVID-19 Edition

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD September 1, 2020 If you have attended an undergraduate institution in the United States, you probably […]