College and Graduate School Advisor

Doing College is dedicated to providing personalized college and graduate school admissions expertise to students and their families locally, nationally and abroad.

College and graduate school admissions are more competitive than ever. Doing College utilizes exclusive admission tools, customized strategies and a network of dedicated professionals to help each student navigate the complex college and graduate school admissions process with confidence and success.

College Admissions

Are you uncertain about how to start the college admission process? Need help with your essays and college applications?

Elizabeth LaScala, PhD, Founder of Doing College, delivers college admission expertise to high school students and their families as well transfer services to students in community and 4-year colleges nationwide.

Graduate and Professional School Admissions

Doing College and Beyond has cultivated a powerful network of professional consultants who augment the admission process with timely information on trends and developments in engineering, health care, mathematics, humanities and the sciences.

Medical School Admissions (MD, DOM, DDS)

Law and Business Admissions (JD, MBA)

Other Graduate Admissions (MA, MS, PhD)

Doing College’s Founder Elizabeth LaScala, PhD:

Elizabeth LaScala is a California based educational consultant with more than 25 years of experience, who provides personalized guidance for students in California, the US and abroad. In addition to admissions expertise, Elizabeth networks with a team of trusted professionals to provide support in areas such as test preparation, academic tutoring, and financial college planning.

  • In 2017, 85% of her students were admitted to one or more of their top choice colleges.
  • Over $4 million in financial aid was awarded to the Class of 2017 students using her comprehensive services.
  • As a California Community Representative for the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Elizabeth facilitates professional development for her colleagues by networking with college admission representatives in the US and abroad.
  • Elizabeth is a strong voice in her community and beyond, publishing a nationally circulated monthly newsletter and contributing to online blogs and print media with timely tips and trend updates in college and graduate admissions.

Need advice about how to pay for college?

Doing College helps clients learn more about financial and merit aid. We advise about:

  • Factors that determine financial aid eligibility
  • Colleges to apply to that offer financial aid and scholarships
  • Timing college applications and financial aid documents to receive the maximum amount of aid
  • Access to professional college financial advisors for even more support with college financial aid planning

Unsure where to start?

Doing College will guide you through every step.

Articles and Resources

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!

Summer Programs: Is Pay to Play Worth It?

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD As a high school student, it’s likely that you’ve been extended an invitation, through a letter […]

Start to Plan a Meaningful Summer Now

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD On both the Common Application and the University of California application there is a section to […]

Top 10 Great Ways to Demonstrate Interest to Colleges

By Elizabeth LaScala, PhD In today’s competitive admissions environment, here are 10 ways to provide an alternative to or better […]