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!

February 24, 2023

Planning Your Physician Assistant (PA) Application

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD As with any graduate school, applying for PA programs takes a good deal of thought and […]
February 24, 2023

Physician Assistant (PA) vs Medical Doctor (MD): Four Factors to Consider

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD While PAs and MDs do similar things in their day-to-day work, there are many differences that […]
February 24, 2023

Four College Visit Must Dos

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD There is no better way to find out if a college is a good match for […]
February 13, 2023

The Hidden STEM Majors

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, biomedical engineering: these are some of the engineering-focused […]
February 13, 2023
University of California-San Diego (UCSD)

College Profile: Tell Me More About University of California-San Diego (UCSD)

Elizabeth LaScala PhD The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) first opened its doors in 1960. Since then, it has grown […]
February 12, 2023

College Profile: Take a Closer Look at UC-Riverside

Elizabeth LaScala PhD Located in California’s Inland Empire, UC-Riverside is approximately an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and 40 minutes […]
February 1, 2023

Deferred? Now What?

When the pandemic first hit, many worried that applications for admission would decrease in much the same way as enrollment […]
January 4, 2023

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 3: Community, Comforts, Connections

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD This article is a part of a series on how I go about obtaining the assessment […]
December 22, 2022

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 2: Costs, Curriculum

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD This article is a part of a series on about how I go about obtaining the […]
December 16, 2022

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 1: Competition and Completion

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In my last article, I described what in general defines a good college. In the next […]
December 7, 2022

What Is a Good College?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD   If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you […]
December 2, 2022
applying to dental school

Applying for Dental School

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Dental school is hard work. It requires academic rigors similar to applying to medical school. The […]
December 2, 2022
becoming a dental specialist

Becoming a Dental Specialist

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD After graduating from a four-year dental program with your degree and obtaining licensure, you will be […]
November 22, 2022

Student Loans That Make Sense

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Student loans are often viewed negatively, in part because they are associated with the rising cost […]
November 22, 2022

College Profile: 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 […]