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!

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 […]
March 6, 2019
College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student

College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student

by Elizabeth LaScala PhD For the artistic-minded student, there are several different types of schools to research in order to […]
February 6, 2019

How Important Is Demonstrated Interest?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Hundreds of colleges and universities welcome early applicants.  So how do you know if an early […]
December 21, 2018

Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Does your child have their heart set on a “dream school”? If determination carries her forward, […]
November 27, 2018

College Shopping for Students with Learning Differences

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Although all college bound students should do careful research in order to decide which schools to […]
November 27, 2018

The Game Plan for the College-Bound Athlete

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD School has started and for many students that means back to the court, track, pool or […]
November 27, 2018

Value by Design: Meeting the Interests of the Artistic Student

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD A big obstacle for a student who wishes to study the arts is the widely held […]
November 20, 2018

Is Graduate School the Sensible Next Step After College?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Some high school students know they want a graduate or professional degree even before they start […]