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 23, 2020

The Four Must Dos on Campus Visits

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly one of the most important, […]
January 14, 2020

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 28, 2019

Our Own Artsy California System: A Few of the Many Visual and Performing Arts Programs in the UC System

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD You don’t need to leave California to get a great education in the arts—and you don’t […]
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 […]