Doing College Blog

Check out my blog where I routinely reveal information that can help guide you even more. I usually post concurrent to the admissions cycle so it is relevant to you. If you have any specific questions or concerns, drop me a line and I will do my best to help address them!

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 […]
February 25, 2020

Finishing Strong: Colleges Can Revoke Admission Offers

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD You worked too hard to get into college to mess with it now. Seniors should bear […]
February 23, 2020

The Four Must Dos on Campus Visits

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly one of the most important, […]
January 14, 2020

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced […]
November 28, 2019

Our Own Artsy California System: A Few of the Many Visual and Performing Arts Programs in the UC System

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD You don’t need to leave California to get a great education in the arts—and you don’t […]
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 […]
September 8, 2019

How Your Email Impacts College Admission Results!

by Elizabeth LaScala PhD There is a common question I receive each cycle from a number of my clients and […]
August 29, 2019

Demystifying Early Application Options

By Elizabeth LaScala PhD 1. Early Decision (ED): What Is It? Early Decision is an application opportunity offered by many […]
June 8, 2019

College Conversations

by Elizabeth LaScala PhD The end of your child’s senior year of high school is an exciting time filled with […]
May 8, 2019

The Up and Downside of AP Courses

Depending on how your particular school treats AP classes, an AP class can be worth a full grade higher than […]
April 8, 2019

How to Be Certain You’ll Get In!

by Elizabeth LaScala PhD While some students stress over their ability to be accepted at highly selective colleges, there is […]
March 13, 2019

The College Admissions Scam

by Elizabeth LaScala PhD The recent college admissions scandal that was revealed in a New York Times article that first […]