High School to College

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 […]
January 26, 2021
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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 […]
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

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 […]
May 20, 2020
The Up and Downsides to Public Honors Colleges

The Up and Downsides to Public Honors Colleges

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Public honors colleges may be the clear winners in our new post-COVID-19 reality. They offer a […]