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 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 […]
October 1, 2020
Assessing the Financial Stability of Colleges

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

Grad School Entrance Exams: The COVID-19 Edition

By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. September 1, 2020 If you have attended an undergraduate institution in the United States, you probably […]
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 21, 2020
Grad School: Considerations for Professionals

Grad School: Considerations for Professionals

By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. July 1, 2020 People attend grad school for a variety of reasons. Whether you are pursuing […]
May 21, 2020
Grad School: Considerations for College Students

Grad School: Considerations for College Students

By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. July 1, 2020 People attend grad school for a variety of reasons. Whether you are pursuing […]
May 20, 2020
What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

by Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. Public honors colleges may be the clear winners in our new post-COVID-19 reality. They offer a […]
April 30, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions

by Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. In these unprecedented times, the concerns of high school juniors (Class of 2021) and their families […]
April 21, 2020

What Seniors Must Know Before They Make Their College Choice

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Spring break is over and thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, you have had plenty of time […]
April 7, 2020
AP Exams Covid-19

Taking AP Exams in the Time of COVID-19

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In response to the major and sometimes tragic disruptions to life that have accompanied the spread […]
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 […]