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 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 […]
November 27, 2018

The Game Plan for the College-Bound Athlete

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD School has started and for many students that means back to the court, track, pool or […]
November 27, 2018

Value by Design: Meeting the Interests of the Artistic Student

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD A big obstacle for a student who wishes to study the arts is the widely held […]
November 20, 2018

Is Graduate School the Sensible Next Step After College?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD Some high school students know they want a graduate or professional degree even before they start […]
October 20, 2018

Making the Most of Your College Visit

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD As a college advisor for the past 15 years, I believe the best way for prospective […]
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 […]