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!

June 23, 2022
Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why […]
June 23, 2022
Direct-Entry Programs

Direct-Entry Programs

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD June 23, 2022 There are some people who grow up wanting to become nurses and others […]
June 23, 2022
Master's of Nursing

Master’s in Nursing: Four Questions to Ask Yourself

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD June 23, 2022 Master’s in Nursing (MSN) programs prepare Registered Nurses (RNs) to better serve their […]
March 14, 2022

Interview Prep for Grad School

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD and Stuart Nachbar April 25, 2022 It takes more than grades, recommendations, test scores, essays, and […]
March 14, 2022

Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD and Stuart Nachbar April 25, 2022 Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms […]
February 28, 2022
Managing Student Stress in the Pandemic and Beyond

Managing Student Stress in the Pandemic and Beyond

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Many students grow up in communities that expect extraordinary achievement both in and out of the […]
January 13, 2022

Looking Back on 2021

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD January 5, 2022 Here is a compilation of newsletter articles from 2021, all in one easy […]
January 13, 2022

How to Write an SOP

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD January 5, 2022 Writing SOP requires both scientific and artistic components. Your statement must be calculated […]
October 5, 2021

Financing Art School

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD October 5, 2020 Just like an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degrees come at a cost. Here, I’ll […]
October 5, 2021

Four Reasons to Get Your MFA

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD October 5, 2020 If you are at the stage where you are considering an MFA, I’ll […]
September 7, 2021
Colleges are getting back to normal – or are they?

Colleges are “getting back to normal” – or are they?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Most colleges planned on fall 2021 being a time to return to in-person education. Yet the […]
July 13, 2021
Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices

Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD July 9, 2020 Medical admission committees want applicants who have demonstrated intelligence, maturity, integrity, a dedication […]
July 9, 2021
Selecting a Premed Undergraduate Program

Selecting a Premed Undergraduate Program

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD July 9, 2020 Prerequisites for Medical School: GENERALLY REQUIRED COURSES Biology – 2 semesters with lab […]
June 30, 2021

The Illusion of Test Optional Colleges

With the COVID-19 epidemic and the onset of nearly universal distance learning for all high school students, both parents and […]
June 10, 2021

Buyer Beware! The Ethics of College Essay Workshops

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD It is important to understand some fundamental truths about college essays.  First, many parents ask me […]