"Elizabeth’s advice and support strengthened my graduate school applications considerably. I thought my background as a Native American from a non-traditional background (military veteran) was a weakness, but she helped me realize that it was really one of big my strengths. Her advice was key to being admitted to and making the final decision about several fine universities, including Tufts and University of Massachusetts Amherst. I ultimately decided to attend University of California Santa Cruz with a $24,000 fellowship, which allows me to focus exclusively on my studies."
PhD, Department of Mathematics
University of California, Santa Cruz
"When it came time for me to think about applying to graduate study, I had the good fortune to work with one of the best resources, mentors, and professionals in the field of educational consulting, Elizabeth LaScala. Overall, the application process to Master's programs in Genetic Counseling took me three years to fully complete, because I had several post baccalaureate courses to complete in order to be eligible for many selective programs.
Elizabeth assisted from initial brainstorming to receipt of my final acceptance notifications. She helped make the application process manageable through her near-daily insightful suggestions. Ultimately I was admitted to the majority of the programs I applied to and had many excellent options to consider."
M.S. in Genetic Counseling
University of South Carolina
"Elizabeth and I worked closely to develop a well-researched and balanced list of schools. She informed me that when it came to choosing a medical school, it wasn’t about the name but instead whether it was the right fit for me.
In college I majored in chemical engineering and I knew I wanted to take a gap year after graduation. During that gap year, I thought I should take an engineering job, but Elizabeth encouraged me to see that this would be a misstep. Instead she guided me to work in a health care setting before applying to dental schools—volunteering as well as shadowing in a dental office. Ultimately, I was hired to work full-time in a dental office and I believe this made all the difference in the strength of my applications. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in attending a graduate or professional degree school."
Columbia College of Dental Medicine
"Thank you so much for your unwavering assistance and support on my road to college. You were such an integral part of my successful applications, especially in helping me gain admission to my dream school, Brown University. Steering me away from missteps, always providing the reasons for your recommendations, respecting both my wishes, while addressing my parents' concerns (not an easy feat for anyone) are just some of many ways you supported me through this process. I owe you so much. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you, or one of your clients."
Class of 2022
"Elizabeth, in high school you kept me to a rock hard schedule for my college applications and helped me to become a stronger problem-solver and writer. Now that I am graduating from George Washington U I have my sights set on graduate school. Once again, I turned to you for insights into the graduate admission process. I can’t think of anyone who is more knowledgeable, skilled and caring."
George Washington University
"Elizabeth spoke with me over the phone today and gave me quick, accurate advice regarding financial aid for free! It was nice to talk with someone who is so knowledgeable. I plan to get in touch with her much sooner for my next child."
“The greatest reward is to know that you have actually affected a young person’s life in a positive way. This is the reason I started working in education and continues to be the source of my boundless motivation and energy.”
~ Elizabeth LaScala