Applying to top boarding schools is anxiety-ridden and filled with uncertainties. I often hear of the mistakes parents (and their children) make during the process when they call me regarding what to do after their child has been waitlisted or rejected from their top-choice schools.
When I ask if they had hired an admissions advisor who specializes in top boarding schools the answer is always no. The next question they ask is about price. Here is the conundrum: By not hiring a qualified private school expert they have essentially saved tuition payments to their intended top school.
Here is a list of advantages of hiring a boarding school expert:
Boarding school experts have personal and current specialized knowledge of the educational missions of boarding schools and how to find one that would be a good fit for you and your family.
Boarding school experts know that the devil is in the details; they continually visit schools to gain first-hand experience and insight of each school’s unique perspective and workings.
Boarding school experts know what questions to ask you to assess how your application should be framed to demonstrate your child’s uniqueness, as well as how to manage themselves during their school visits.
Boarding school experts assist families with school applications and review.
Boarding school experts provide mock interview prep sessions for parent and student interviews.
Boarding school experts have the unique opportunity to learn from and interact one-on-one with the heads of schools, directors of admissions and senior admissions personnel.
Boarding school experts understand the diplomacy and advocacy needed for their clients.
It’s your child’s education and future, don’t make the mistake of betting incorrectly. Hire an expert! Our clients are accepted into Andover, Exeter, St. Paul’s, Lawrenceville, Deerfield, Choate, Loomis Chaffee, Hotchkiss, Taft, Kent to name a few. We must be doing something right!
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 diverse admissions experts provide unrivaled, unmatched and unparalleledadmissions advisory and educational research services for their clients. Most importantly, you work DIRECTLY with Dr. Lowe and get the benefits of his entire team. By working with Dr. Lowe, one-on-one, you work with his reputation, his expertise, his experience and his success!
Over the last several months, we have been hearing about planned job cuts:
Google parent Alpha announced plans to cut 12,000 jobs.
Facebook parent Meta Platform announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs.
Amazon announced plans cut 18,000 jobs.
Salesforce announced plans to cut 8,000 jobs.
Disney announced plans to cut 7,000 jobs.
IBM announced plans to cut 3,900 jobs.
3M announced plans to cut 3,500 jobs.
SAP announced plans to cut 3,000 jobs.
Dow announced plans to cut 2,000 jobs.
News Corp. announced plans to cut 1250 jobs
BlackRock Inc. to cut 500 global jobs.
Banks including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of New York Mellon have begun to cut more than 15,000 jobs in recent months.
The alarming increase in job losses across these sectors has caused uncertainty and unpredictability. What we are seeing is an increased in number of parents calling our offices regarding interest in BS/MD programs.
Why is there an increased interest and why do we expect an increase in applications to BS/MD programs? Here are several reasons:
Job Stability: In the case of job layoffs the pertinent reason to choose a career in Medicine is the job stability you will enjoy after graduation.
Doctors are high indemand: Doctors do not have to worry about a lack of demand for their expertise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for nurses and doctors/physicians is expected to grow between 7-12% by 2028.
Compensation: Physicians are among the most generously compensated members of the workforce. In fact, you’ll see quite a few physician specialists among the top 20 highest-paying occupations identified by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.
Citizenship: For international and H-4 visa students, it’s one of the fastest ways to attain U.S. citizenship because the high demand and need for doctors.
The increase in applications coupled with schools using intangible as well as tangible qualifiers for admissions decision makes it more difficult for applicants to be accepted. BS/MD programs accept students with diverse interests, backgrounds, unique experiences, WOW factors and convincing stellar essays NOT students with just top grades, high SATs and resumes filled with academic awards, generic research and volunteer work.
This is why it’s important to retain the services of a qualified admissions expert who has the insider’s knowledge of how to successfully navigate BS/MD admissions especially when there will be more applicants and increased competition!
Our BS/MD Admissions practice is specialized: Dr. Lowe and his team ONLY work with parents who understand that the BS/MD admissions process is highly competitive and thus desire help from an admissions expert. They appreciate the value and investment in paying for expert advice consisting of a detailed and ongoing comprehensive admissions advisory service for their child’s dream of becoming a doctor. He also specializes in helping international students in the BS/MD process. Parents who chose to use our services want to call their son or daughter – “Doctor” when they are seniors in high school.