College Assistance for International Students

Applying to U.S. universities is a complex and anxiety-ridden process, and even more so for students navigating the process from abroad. There are many decisions to be made and unfamiliar terms to be understood when researching schools, visiting campuses, and deciphering application requirements.


As an international college applicant, you have to consider many tangible factors including your school, IB or non-IB program, grades, extracirricular activities, and the correct standardized tests.  But for Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities you have to consider the decision process in U.S. admissions committees and your personal traits: attitude, likability, confidence, etiquette, interview technique. emotional and cultural intelligences, transparency, charisma and WOW Factor.

These personal traits/intangible factors are just as important as the tangible factors and may be the deciding factor for acceptance.


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If you plan on studying in the United States and are applying to top colleges and universities you will need an experienced college admissions advisor who understands the competition in admissions as well as the knowledge of what schools seek and has a history of successful admissions outcomes.

Dr. Lowe works with international families and his international students have been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools (Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University) as well as other highly competitive and selective colleges and universities including Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago and NYU.


Dr. Lowe has worked with international students from over 50 countries and all seven continents for the last 21 years.  He understands what international students need to do to successfully be admitted to prestigious U.S. colleges and universities.


At Pinnacle’s International Admissions Advisors, international students:

  • Receive invaluable advice on applying to US colleges specifically from Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors.
  • Receive help in applying specifically to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities.
  • Receive the competitive edge needed for successful admissions outcomes!

Year after year, I hear the horror stories from parents whose kids got in nowhere because they thought the college admissions race was just about grades, SAT scores, their perceived  ‘unique’ applications, generic essays and perfect connections.” – Dr. Paul Lowe


Admissions is a competitive sport!  Why gamble with uncertainty? – Dr. Paul Lowe

We provide our clients access to our specialized knowledge! – Dr. Paul Lowe

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe, founder and managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group, provides comprehensive counseling advice, exclusively for admissions to top private schools; Ivy League and highly-selective colleges/universities; BS/MD programs; graduate and medical schools and top visual and performing arts programs.   Its medical school admissions affiliate: Medical School Admissions Advisors. The admissions affiliate: Ivy League Admissions Advisors specializes in admissions to Ivy League and highly selective colleges,  Dr. Lowe also specializes in helping students who have been wait-listed, deferred or rejected gain admission into their top-choice schools: College Application Rejected. and student who wish to transfer to another college:  College Transfer Admissions Advisors.

Why Choose a Top Boarding School Admissions Consultant

    Acceptance to a top boarding school for your child is one of the most important and educational investment decisions you will ever make.  You might try to research thoroughly on your own, obtain help from friends or obtain guidance from an independent educational consultant who may not specialize in top boarding school admissions and placement.
    We recommend that you hire a full-time professional who has had years of experience in top and elite boarding school search, admissions and placement.  Most consultants of this caliber offer full-service comprehensive packages that span over several months to a year.
    Since top boarding schools are not all the same, consultants will also advise consideration of a range of schools that are nurturing, offer cutting-edge academic experiences, learning support and experiences to prepare each student for successful futures.  Top consultants discuss the pros and cons of the more rigorous schools or might help a family decide whether to repeat a year.

    International families may NEED MORE HELP in navigating the top boarding school admissions process and placement because they or their locally-based educational agents are not aware of the continually changing admissions policies and missions of top boarding schools.

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    Top boarding school admissions consultants know the inside scoop on boarding schools, and they get this through their campus visits, meetings with admissions officers, and by seeing the successes of the students they place at schools.

Is the investment in the advice of a top boarding school admissions consultant worth it?

We think so…it’s your child’s educational future!


Dr. Lowe’s Private School Visits: Other independent educational consultants may depend on telephonic interviews, group speed meetings in central locations, or simply read literature and review websites and repeat it to families.  As an admissions expert, I physically visit schools and actively interact with school admissions personnel, senior administrators and students. My clients are, therefore, placed in the most appropriate school for their (and their parents’) happiness.  My approach ensures that your child will be placed in the best and most appropriate top-choice school.  By understanding, analyzing and researching a specific school’s atmosphere, vibe, rhythm, tone, color, experience, culture diversity and mission, my team and I can clearly articulate what differentiates one school from another to consumers/families.

“Admissions is a competitive sport!  Why gamble with uncertainty?” – Dr. Paul Lowe.

Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group’s  Boarding School Admissions Consultants, an affiliate of Private School Admissions Advisors.  Dr. Lowe specializes in providing exclusive concierge-type admissions advisory services for U.S. and international students who are interested in applying to top U.S. boarding schools.  Dr. Lowe helps U.S. and international students gain admissions into top U.S. boarding schools even after they have been wait-listed and rejected.  Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors also visit prestigious and elite private schools, where they have the unique opportunity of interacting one-on-one with heads of schools, directors of admissions and senior admissions personnel.