Admissions Decisions Are Upon Us!

Admissions Decisions Are Upon Us!

By Admissions Expert, Dr. Lowe

Many students and their parents will be overjoyed when they are accepted into the private school or college of their choice. HOWEVER, for those who are not happy with current educational situations open to them or their children, Greenwich Admissions Advisors can help broaden those horizons.

Dr. Paul Lowe, a managing director of both GAA and Private School Admissions Advisors, is well acquainted with elite private schools, Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities in the Northeast and throughout the country. He and his team of admissions professionals can advise, guide and support you as your child applies to the school of his or her dreams.

Party with Moms asked Dr. Lowe about advice he provides students and their parents on what they should do regarding unfavorable decisions.

1. Colleges – rejection: The student may consider reapplying as a transfer student. It is not too early for a high school senior to consider this. I call it our Admissions Second Chance Program. I review and investigate what went wrong. Usually I find several mistakes or homogeneity on the Common Application and/or school-specific supplemental essays. Many times I have discovered that no matter how “amazing” the student sounds on paper (top grades, high GPA and SATs, volunteerism, extracurricular activities, recommendations, ESE (Expensive Summer Experience) to me, they were unconvincing to the admissions committee at a specific school. In these cases, we make recommendations to improve the student’s profile and properly connect the dots within their application and beyond. In unique cases, we have been retained by clients who were initially rejected and after our review and intervention the student’s application was reconsidered and ultimately accepted for admission. By visiting the Ivies and highly selective schools, understanding the dynamic changes and nuances in individual colleges, my team and I gain an insightful perspective of each school.

2. Colleges – waitlist: I use our waitlist-to-acceptance strategies. I try to discover why and how the student was not rejected, what they did to be waitlisted, build upon their current student profile and accomplishments and re-energize their application so that they are removed from the waitlist to the accepted list. If I discover that they need additional information and time, then I may employ an alternative transfer strategy.

3. Private schools – rejection: It’s usually an application that’s not consistent with the student and/or family profile or both the parental and student interviews failed to present the student in a positive and competitive light. I assist my clients with the re-application process.

4. Private schools – waitlist: I use similar strategies that I use with college admissions, but act more as a liaison and advocate for my clients in private school admissions.

Your child’s educational experience should be a happy and fulfilling one. Let an experienced educational admissions specialist help you place your child in the school/college that meets all of your expectations. Call Dr. Lowe today.

Dr. Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Greenwich Admissions Advisors. Tel. (203) 542-7288, and founder of Private School Admissions Advisors.

Dr. Lowe specializes in providing exclusive admissions advisory services for families and students who are interested in applying to and experiencing the unique educational environment and communities of Ivy League and highly selective colleges and elite private day and boarding schools.

Dr. Lowe is an active member of several professional organizations including: the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the New York Association for College Admission Counseling (NYACAC), the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), the International Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), and the Admissions Leadership Consortium (ALC).