Reviews

It's hard to believe it's been 8 months since we started working with you, and it went so fast! Thanks again for all the guidance and advice you gave all of us during this time. We are very appreciative and Ascher is excited for the fall at Lehigh University - you ROCK!

Harry Loucks Daughter, Ascher, ED Program, Lehigh University Class of 2022

Thank you for all the guidance you gave my daughter, Julia, last year. She wanted to go to OT school but her grades were not good enough, so you recommended she go to OTA school instead as a bridge to an OT program if her grades were good.

She was accepted to Mercy College (in Dobbs Ferry, NY), received a handful of aid and scholarships and started their OTA program fall of 2021.  She works in the morning at her job at the doctors office and goes to school in the evening.  Her GPA is a 3.9 and is loving every minute of it.

She had her first day of fieldwork today at a local hospital and her OTR was so impressed with her knowledge base and ability to be hands-on right away. She already told her that they would love to have her for her "fieldwork 2" in the fall. She came home exhausted but with a big smile on her face.

Thank you for the support and guidance you gave her to take this path when others told her to find a completely different career path. She is doing exactly what she is supposed to be doing.

Jenn Lewis Daughter, Julia, OTA Program, Mercy College Class of 2021

Elizabeth made the application process a million times smoother and more manageable for me. I have unique life experiences and she helped me to show them off as strengths. She offered incredible emotional support and I felt valued and supported the entire time.

Elizabeth was always available and helped me to hone my experiences into strong personal statements. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Elizabeth and recommend her 100%!

Kelsey Welch UCLA Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program

I can truly say that your feedback and guidance throughout this year’s particularly hectic application cycle has been extremely valuable. You worked with me to perfect my personal statement, streamline my supplements and arrange mock interview, all of which was fundamental in my success.

I would definitely recommend you to anyone hoping to apply and gain admission to a Physician Assistant Program.

Michelle Tran Case Western University

I chose to work with Doing College and Beyond specifically because Elizabeth takes very few clients each cycle to ensure she has ample time to devote to each individual applicant. But the main reason I decided to work with Elizabeth is because of her candor in speaking to the positive and negative aspects of my application. Elizabeth’s comments helped me to shape a meaningful personal statement and concise, poignant answers to secondary prompts which made my application stand out in the large, highly competitive applicant pool.

Finally, Elizabeth provided emotional support and perspective through the ups and downs of the application process, providing timely answers to questions which just can’t be found roaming through internet blogs. For those applicants looking for an honest opinion on their medical school application and the help needed to turn a good application into one that truly projects your best self, I highly recommend looking no further than Elizabeth LaScala and Doing College and Beyond.

Byrnn Sargent UC Irvine School of Medicine Class of 2023

I did not know that I wanted to be a doctor until after graduating from college. My undergraduate institution did not provide much pre-medical advising and, so I searched for someone to help me navigate the application process, both with general guidance and more specific advising related to personal statements and written components. I was incredibly happy with my overall advising experience. Elizabeth was always responsive to whatever questions I had, answering them with her own knowledge and expertise or guiding me to the resources that answered my questions. She provided me with structured opportunities and exercises to reflect personally and academically, which was tremendously helpful in formulating a personal statement I was very proud to submit. I would definitely recommend Elizabeth to anyone that is looking for personalized advising for their graduate school applications.

Karen Bryan UCLA School of Medicine Class of 2023

Elizabeth LaScala - College Advisor

“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