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 17, 2018

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—and one of the best research universities in […]
October 7, 2018

5 Steps to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Completing the FAFSA is an important step in the college planning process, and I believe most […]
August 21, 2018

Trends for the Class of 2019 to Consider

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Understanding the reality of today’s college application process is an important element in managing expectations. One […]
August 21, 2018

An Inside Look at College Advising

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for […]
June 24, 2018

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 […]
April 26, 2018

Is A Post Baccalaureate Program Right for You?

Over the last decade there has been a surge of college students who major in the sciences in the hopes […]
April 20, 2018

Thinking Premed? What You Should Be Thinking About

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD One of my specialty areas is graduate and professional school admissions and I work with many […]
March 16, 2018

How Well Is Your High School Preparing Your Student for College

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD We live in a state with one of the best and most selective state university systems. […]
February 7, 2018

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 […]
January 28, 2018

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, […]
January 9, 2018

How Do Colleges Evaluate Applicants?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD There are many factors that play a role in successful college admissions, and sometimes the decisions […]
December 8, 2017

Denied College Admission? Should You Appeal?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Paul was denied admission to a private college that he, his parents, and high school counselor […]
December 7, 2017

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations! And Next Steps

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors, who have demonstrated enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency by getting […]
December 1, 2017

Understanding Your Early College Application Options Early Enough to Make a Difference!

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Fall is the time of year when seniors begin to pay much more attention to the […]
November 22, 2017

Why Our College? – How to Tackle the Toughest College Essay

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In October of 2016 President Barrack Obama issued a proclamation deeming November National College Application Month. […]