Dr Lowe Visits Peddie School

Peddie_School_Annenberg_Science_Private_School_Visits_Dr_Paul_Lowe

Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors visited Peddie School in Highstown, New Jersey.  Rated by Niche as:  #2 Best Boarding High School in N.J. and #1 Best Private High School in N.J.  For parents who live the Tri-state area and Pennsylvania, it on one of the best private schools for their children.  For N.J. residents who desire a private day high school, it’s ideal.  One third of its students are day students.  Peddie is 8 miles from Princeton, NJ and 50 miles from Manhattan and Philadelphia.

Peddie_School_Dr_Paul_Lowe_Admissions_Advisor_Independent_Educational_Consultant_Visit

As we walked through the campus, we met students form different countries.  Peddie is truly a multicultural and diverse community.  The students, faculty and staff were energized and welcoming!  We had the opportunity to talk with students who enthusiastically discussed their “Fablab” (It’s an engineering, lab, a programming lab and an advanced fabrication lab) science projects.

Top US Boarding Schools Dr Paul Lowe Admissions Advisor Educational Consultant

Dr. Lowe had the opportunity to discuss Peddie and its admissions policies with Hannah McCollum, Associate Director Admission.

Hannah_McCollum_Dr_Lowe_Peddie_2
Hannah McCollum, Associate Director Admission, Peddie with Dr. Lowe

Peddie’s  admissions is highly competitive. It has an acceptance rate of 22%.  Each year, several graduating students are accepted to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities.

This year 2019, all of our U.S. as well as international clients who applied to Peddie were accepted.  Congratulations to all!!

 

Private_Boarding_School_visits_4

The Power of Our School Visits: Dr. Lowe and his network of admissions advisors continually visit top U.S. boarding schools.  By having on-site school visits, they gather real-time information, perform research, connect with admissions professionals and gain insider-insight.  They are, therefore, able to help their clients gain a competitive advantage in the admissions process and get accepted.​  They visit these schools as much as 3 times annually!  No foreign education agent or U.S.-based independent educational consultant spends their time visiting and understanding the unique individual admissions policies of each school like Boarding School Admissions Consultants.

“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.

Harvard University Produces Wealthy Alumni

It’s college admissions time for rising seniors and I am now hearing from parents, high school guidance counselors and independent educational counselors state that it doesn’t matter where you attend college, as long as where you attend is a “good fit”.

Based on the fact that we live in a capitalistic and democratic society where money, prestige, status and brand matter, I disagree with this opinion. I published two blogs on this subject two years ago.  Does It Really Matter Where You Attend College? Absolutely! (2017)  Intellectual Wealth and Education (2017)

According to The University Ultra High Net Worth Alumni Rankings 2019, a recent study by Wealth-X, a leading global wealth information, research-intelligence and insight firm that tracks global wealth, there is a direct relationship between where you attended college and wealth. The study is based on research on wealth estimated wealth of (Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) alumni by alma mater.

Six out of eight Ivy League universities were featured in the top 20 list of U.S. universities for UHNW alumni. Each of the top 20 global universities on the ranking had at least 2,000 UHNW alumni, and the top five had more than 3,000. Ultra-high-net-worth is defined by Wealth-X as those with a net worth of greater than $30 million.

According to the most recent rankings, Harvard has more than 13,650 estimated UHNW alumni worth $4.769 trillion.

Dr_Paul_Lowe_Ivy_League_Admissions_Expert_Advice

“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.   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.

Dr Lowe Visits Lawrenceville School

Lawrenceville School Private School Visits Dr Paul Lowe

Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors visited Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  Rated by Niche as:  #1 Best Boarding High School in N.J., #1 Best High School Private School in N.J. and #5 Best Boarding High School in America.

Top US Boarding Schools Dr Paul Lowe Admissions Advisor Educational Consultant

Dr. Lowe had the opportunity to discuss Lawrenceville and its admissions policies with Samuel Washington, Senior Associate Dean of Admission; Director of Multicultural Affairs.

Dr Paul Lowe Samuel Washington Boarding School Visit
Samuel Washington, Senior Assoc. Dean of Admission; Dir. of Multicultural Affairs with Dr. Lowe

Lawrenceville is one of the Ten Schools and what makes it unique among other elite New England schools is that it is only one hour from Manhattan.  Its enrollment is 817 students, but appears as a smaller school because of its unique house system.

Dr. Lowe discussed the admissions criteria for applicants and the “Lawrenceville Effect”: “Bright, young people enter Lawrenceville.  Four years later, they emerge, not only self-aware, but other-aware.”

Lawrenceville is one of the most prestigious, elite and highly selective boarding schools in the world.  Its acceptance rate is 19%.

Lawrenceville’s college matriculation rate to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities is high.  Here is a list of colleges/universities attended by five or more graduates of the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019.

  • Brown (20)
  • Carnegie Mellon (11)
  • Columbia (18)
  • Cornell (22)
  • Dartmouth (8)
  • Georgetown (21)
  • Harvard (12)
  • MIT (5)
  • Princeton (31)
  • Stanford (8)
  • Tufts (16)
  • University Chicago (24)
  • UPenn (27)
  • Yale (17)

This year 2019, all of our U.S. as well as international clients who applied to Lawrenceville were accepted.  Congratulations to all!!

 

Private_Boarding_School_visits_4

The Power of Our School Visits: Dr. Lowe and his network of admissions advisors continually visit top U.S. boarding schools.  By having on-site school visits, they gather real-time information, perform research, connect with admissions professionals and gain insider-insight.  They are, therefore, able to help their clients gain a competitive advantage in the admissions process and get accepted.​  They visit these schools as much as 3 times annually!  No foreign education agent or U.S.-based independent educational consultant spends their time visiting and understanding the unique individual admissions policies of each school like Boarding School Admissions Consultants.

“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. 

We Are The Best – Let Us Prove It

We-are-the-best_let_us_prove_it_Dr_Paul_Lowe_Admissions_Advisor_Educational_Consultant_Ivy_League_Boarding_School

Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group at its affiliate firms have created a new campaign:  “Are the Best – Let Us  Prove It.”

We-are-the-best_let_us_prove_it_Dr_Paul_Lowe_Admissions_Advisor_Educational_Consultant_Ivy_League_Boarding_School

Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group affiliates:  Ivy League Admissions Advisors, Boarding School Admissions Consultants, Private School Admissions Advisors, BS MD Admissions Advisors, Medical School Admission Advisors and location affiliates help their clients successfully navigate the competitive admissions process to top private day and boarding schools, Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities BS/MD programs and graduate schools.

Year after year, we receive calls from disappointed parents (and students) who either tried the competitive admissions process on their own or hired inexperienced educational consultants who are not specialized in the hyper-competitive admissions process.  The result: admissions disaster and catastrophe – rejection from all their top day and boarding schools, colleges and universities and acceptance into “good fit” safety schools!

We have been in business for over 21 years and take pride in our unmatched admissions success and results.

“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.

BS/MD Client Spotlight: Dia Shah

Dia_Shah_Broadway_RPI_Albany_Med_26_BS_MD_Admissions_Advisors_Dr_Paul_Lowe_Independent_Educational_Consultant

This year, our BS/MD clients have been accepted in a range of schools.  Please visit our BS/MD Admissions Advisors – 2019 Acceptances.

This year, our spotlight client is:  DIA SHAH.

Dia_Shah_RPI_Albany_Med_Syosset_Jericho_High_Dr_Paul Lowe_BS_MD_Admissions

Dia hails from Jericho, Long Island New York and attended Jericho High School.  Dia was accepted to RPI/Albany Medical College BS/MD program.

Like many of our clients, Dia is an academically and scholastically top student who shadowed, volunteered, researched and was involved in several extracirricular activities.

As with all of our BS/MD applicants, Dr. Lowe and his team worked closely with Dia and her parents to:  (1) develop admissions strategies and expand her student profile, (2) review her college personal statement, supplemental essays and secondary applications, (3) conduct multiple mock interview sessions, (4) coordinate college/BSMD campus visits, (5) develop post-application submissions strategies, and (6) add our WOW-Factor/Stand Out strategies.

Dr. Lowe and his team also obtains specialized knowledge about individual BS/MD programs by continually visiting these programs and talking with directors of admissions; this knowledge helps his clients stand out amongst other applicants.   The result: Acceptance to a BS/MD program.

We congratulate Dia and her parents!  Dia is on the road to fulfilling her dream and we can technically call her: “Dr.” Dia Shah, “MD”.  We know that Dia will be an excellent and compassionate medical doctor.

Here is a testimonial written by Dia’s mother, Krupa Desai: “Dr Paul Lowe helped my daughter, Dia Shah, throughout the BS/MD application and undergraduate college admission process.  He assisted her with interview prep and helped her with brainstorming her essays.   Dr Lowe is prompt with his feedback while we navigated this process. We are very happy and satisfied with his services and will highly recommend him.”

“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 is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Summer Camp:  BS/MD Application Boot Camp

Hiring An Educational Consultant: What’s Your Price?

From time to time, parents who inquire about our services first ask:  “What’s your price?” before even asking what we do and our success rate.

It’s obvious from this question that they are shopping for the cheapest price, not the best service.  I imagine that these parents would ask the same question, considering the cheapest price and not quality service, to a pediatric surgeon, a tax attorney, a financial advisor or perhaps a vendor in an open market place.

Fees_value

Hiring an independent private admissions advisor is an academic investment in a child’s future, not an expense – It’s priceless.

If a parent is willing to make the choice to shop for the cheapest price then they should be willing to accept that this choice is the reason why their child was REJECTED from their top choice private/boarding school or college.  Remember the adage: “You get what you pay for”.

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. 

Dr Lowe Visits Phillips Academy Andover

Dr Lowe Visits Phillips Academy Andover

Dr. Lowe and his team of admissions advisors recently visited Phillips Academy Andover aka Andover.

As you all know, Andover is a member of the Ten Schools and is one of the most prestigious, elite and highly selective boarding schools in the world.  It’s acceptance rate is 13%.

Top US Boarding Schools Dr Paul Lowe Admissions Advisor Educational Consultant

Andover is an extraordinary boarding school with endless opportunities.  It’s academics, facilities and teachers are simply amazing.  Add all this to the atmosphere of bright and happy students and you get a community that produces future world leaders.

 

Dr_Lowe_Visits_Phillips_Andover

Andover’s college matriculation rate to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities is high.  Here is a list of the number of students from the Class of 2018 who attend these top colleges and universities:

  • Brown (14)
  • Columbia (9)
  • Cornell (10)
  • Dartmouth (6)
  • Georgetown (9)
  • Harvard (11)
  • MIT (8)
  • Princeton (5)
  • Stanford (6)
  • Tufts (11)
  • University Chicago (17)
  • UPenn (8)
  • Yale (14)

With a graduating class of 321 this means that 40% of its class were accepted to Ivy League and the most competitive colleges and universities.  See our blog: Elite Boarding Schools Matter!

This year 2019, all of our U.S. as well as international clients who applied to Andover were accepted.  Congratulations to all!!

 

Private_Boarding_School_visits_4

The Power of Our School Visits: Dr. Lowe and his network of admissions advisors continually visit top U.S. boarding schools.  By having on-site school visits, they gather real-time information, perform research, connect with admissions professionals and gain insider-insight.  They are, therefore, able to help their clients gain a competitive advantage in the admissions process and get accepted.​  They visit these schools as much as 3 times annually!  No foreign education agent or U.S.-based independent educational consultant spends their time visiting and understanding the unique individual admissions policies of each school like Boarding School Admissions Consultants.

“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.   

The College Admissions Landscape Has Changed Again: Adversity Score

The College Board, the New York based nonprofit that oversees the SAT, plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic backgrounds.  This fall, 100 colleges and universities will join the 50 colleges (which include Harvard, Yale, Cornell and University of Michigan) already utilizing this new metric designed to place students’ SAT scores in the context of their socioeconomic advantages or disadvantages.

SAT_test_taking_adversity_score_Dr_Paul_lowe

This adversity score is calculated using 15 environmental factors that influence a student’s home and school life – including the neighborhood’s crime rate and poverty levels, the community’s average educational attainment, housing values, and vacancies. While students won’t see, know or be told their scores, colleges will see the numbers when reviewing their applications.

What does this mean for rising seniors?  The college admissions landscape has changed again.  Colleges will have an objective tool that will not just consider a student’s race, but their socio-economic class in making admissions decisions.  To be clear, colleges and universities have considered socioeconomic factors previously; but the pilot study of this method using the adversity score has accelerated the inclusion of lower income and minority students.  Admissions will be even more competitive!

Competition_1

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.   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.

5 Reasons Why International Students are Rejected from BS/MD Programs

I receive calls and emails from parents whose children desire entrance into U.S. BS/MD Programs.  Their children have high GPAs, top standardize test scores;  they have completed research or produced biotechnology projects; they have a resume that’s 3-pages long and attended top high schools in their country with IB programs or challenging courses.

Even with these accolades, the admissions process is competitive and there are a limited number of U.S. BS/MD programs.  Here are 5 reasons why I feel international students INCREASE their chances of being REJECTED from BS/MD programs:

  1. Lack of meaningful extracirricular activities: It’s not all about research and shadowing!
  2. Poorly communicating through applications and essays:  Bad writing leads to instant rejections. Poorly constructed essays, regardless of your achievements, result in instant rejections.
  3. Weak letters of recommendations:  A glowing letter of recommendation does not necessarily guarantee admissions.  In many cases, it’s not what the recommender writes it’s how it’s written.
  4. Poor interview skills:  Interviewers have to like you.  They have to want you in their program.  It doesn’t matter how brilliant you are.  You have to understand U.S. cultural norms.  Remember, you are applying to BS/MD programs in the U.S.!
  5. Not hiring a BS/MD expert:  What makes you believe that you know more than a BS/MD expert who visits colleges with BS/MD programs and has more than 20 years of experience and know-how?

After years of preparation, why make mistakes that will increase your child’s chances of being REJECTED?

We know the value of our services because when our clients are admitted to BS/MD programs, it’s and indicator for guaranteed income in their future.

 

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

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director of Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group network.  He and his team of admissions advisors, through the admissions affiliate, BS/MD Admissions Advisors, help high school students get accepted to BS/MD programs.  Summer Camp:  BS/MD Application Boot Camp.

College Admissions is not a Crapshoot

From time to time, I hear parents state that college acceptance to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities is a “crapshoot”.  Our clients enjoy a different experience with positive outcomes!

My team and I know that our knowledge, insight, experience, forward-thinking and our ability to understand our clients, as well as the intricate expectations of each school and their admissions committees in real-time and forward-time contribute to “beating the odds”.

Students (and their parents) who attempt to formulaically systematize the admissions process based on generic or ill advice generally end up among the 90% or more of applicants who are REJECTED. 

Dr_Paul_Lowe_Beating_the_odds
Dr. Paul Lowe demonstrating that college admissions is not about rolling dice.

Admissions is a competitive sport!  Why gamble with uncertainty?” – 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.   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.