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!

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 […]
November 10, 2022

College Profile: Tell Me More about University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university. With easy access to the beach, mountains, […]
November 1, 2022

10 Most Important Factors in Selective College Admission

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of “What […]
November 1, 2022

How to Impress My Interviewer During a College Admission Interview?

by Elizabeth LaScala, PhD It’s easy to impress a college interviewer – if you are willing to do a little […]
October 19, 2022
student at laptop writing essay

The Most Important Essay You Will Write for Your College Applications

After the personal essay is done many students think the hardest part of their application is behind them. In my […]
September 21, 2022

College Profile: Tell Me More about UC-Irvine

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For […]
September 13, 2022
Part Time Readers on the Rise

Hiring Part-Time College Application Readers

By Elizabeth LaScala With the recent surge in college applications, schools have begun to outsource the work of their admission […]
September 7, 2022

College Profile: Tell Me More about University of California-Davis

Welcome to the second in a series of articles about the University of California system. In a deliberate step away […]
August 30, 2022

Becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT)

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Occupational therapists (OTs) consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors that affect participation and performance in daily […]
August 30, 2022

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Once you familiarize yourself with the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) website, you will see […]
August 30, 2022

Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years […]
August 24, 2022

College Profile: Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as […]
August 17, 2022

5 Things Communications Programs Can Do to Help You Succeed

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired […]
August 14, 2022

Advice for Incoming Seniors: Don’t Kick Back and Relax This Year

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Most college-bound students wish that they could finish their most difficult courses as juniors and ease […]