It’s the height of the college admissions season and students are submitting their applications for the Class of 2025! Many students are curious to know what happens after they press the “SUBMIT” button. They ask: What happens to my application?

From my discussion with admissions professionals at various schools, the admissions committees now begin the daunting task carefully reviewing and evaluating each application, including the essays, supplemental materials, transcripts and supportive letters of recommendations. For BS/MD applicants, the “Why Doctor” essay is also carefully considered. For some schools, like RPI, there will be an additional application after you submit your main application.

As a committee, they evaluate an applicant’s academic achievement, quality and potential; their characteristics and attributes. The admissions committees take into consideration an applicant’s personal background, extracurricular activity involvement, motivation, values, civic and cultural awareness, diversity perspective/tolerance, sense of self and community, attitude, creativity, enthusiasm for learning, maturity, responsibility, concern for others and risk taking. With regard to BS/MD applicants, their commitment, effort, passion and determination to be a doctor is carefully evaluated. It’s one thing to say you want to be a doctor, it’s another thing to show why YOU truly desire to be a doctor.


After the evaluation process, using a holistic approach and team review assessments, they make decisions on who will be accepted, deferred (early), waitlisted (regular) or denied admission.

To many students seeking to attend prestigious universities, differentiating themselves is not an easy task. They read the same books, visit the same websites and group think in the same communities. We have observed that students (even with the help from parents) have little experience in personifying themselves and developing their WOW Factors (WF).

In the highly competitive admissions process, it’s a fact that applicants who stand out are accepted.  The cultural, intellectual, racial, ethnic and professional DIVERSITY by our design, within our team, helps us to identify what makes our clients stand out and get accepted!  Admissions committees are DIVERSE groups that seek to admit a DIVERSE incoming class of applicants.  Being diverse, and understanding DIVERSITY and how it plays out in admissions selection gives our clients a DIVERSITY COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!  No other educational/admissions consulting firm can provide this type of advantage!


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. 

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 competitive, who desire help from an admissions expert and who see the value and investment in paying for expert advice through 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.