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College and Graduate School Advisor

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

Do you plan to apply to graduate school and want to learn how to identify the best programs, understand the timeline and submit a strong application?

Doing College is dedicated to providing personalized college and graduate school admissions expertise to students and their families in Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda California as well as nationally and internationally.  College and graduate school admissions are more competitive than ever. Doing College utilizes proprietary admissions tools, customized strategies and a network of dedicated professionals to help each student navigate the rigorous college and graduate school admissions process with confidence and success.

Doing College's founder Elizabeth LaScala, PhD:

  • Has more than 25 years of experience in higher education
  • Is a strong voice in the college admissions world as well as her local community
  • Latest College Advice Article by College Advisor Elizabeth LaScala, PhDCommits significant resources each year to visiting colleges and universities nationwide and attending professional conferences to stay up to date for her clients
  • Works with trusted professionals to provide support in areas such as test preparation, academic tutoring and financial planning

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/or merit aid
  • How to time college applications and financial aid documents to receive the maximum allowances
  • Professional college financial and merit aid advisors for even more support with financial aid planning

Doing College's Class of 2016 clients were offered $4.3 million in need-based and merit aid.

Contact Doing College for more information.


Get Expert College Help with College Advisor Elizabeth LaScala, PhD

Elizabeth welcomes
you to Doing College

"Today I got into both UC Davis and UChicago! I'm really happy and proud. Thanks for all your support as I don't think I could have done it without you."

Kevin Johnston
University of Chicago
Class of 2018