Admissions Counseling

With over 18 years of admissions experience at both the private school and college levels, I offer a variety of services to parents and students as they apply to schools. I ask that parents understand that these services are intended to clarify and support the school application process for their children rather than “package” their children. In the long run it undermines both the student and the receiving school. And, admissions professionals can tell when students have received too much help, causing them to present very differently in their application materials than they do in their school records. I strive to empower students (especially older ones) to take ownership of their own application processes, and I work closely with students and parents to preserve the integrity of the admissions process by helping students shine without doing too much for them.

With this in mind, I offer the following admissions services:

  • Lori Day Admissions CounselingAdvice on selecting schools that will be a good match for the student
  • Application strategies and logistics, including recommendations for test prep, tutoring, curriculum, and any needed remediation or enrichment
  • Advice on how to present student profiles in the best light, regardless of academic ability
  • Mock interview practice and feedback for students
  • Advice on application essays for students and parents (when applicable)
  • Light editing help with essays, and review of general portfolio
  • Review of completed applications
  • Direct advocacy with admissions officers
  • Help making the choice between school acceptances
  • Guidance with waitlists, revisits, contracts, financial aid, tuition arrangements, and eventual enrollment and matriculation

 

Day & boarding school acceptances from the past five years include:

Austin Preparatory School

Beaver Country Day School

Belmont Day School

Belmont Hill School

Berkshire School

Brewster Academy

Brimmer and May School

British School of Boston

Brooks School

Buckingham Browne and Nichols School

Cambridge Friends School

Cambridge School of Weston

Charles River School

Chestnut Hill School

Choate Rosemary Hall

Commonwealth School

Concord Academy

Cushing Academy

Dana Hall School

Dedham Country Day School

Deerfield Academy

Dexter-Southfield School

Fay School

Fayerweather Street School

Fenn School

Fessenden School

Glen Urquhart School

Gould Academy

Governor’s Academy

Hillside School

Hotchkiss School

Kent School

Kimball Union Academy

Lawrence Academy

Meadowbrook School

Middlesex School

Milton Academy

Nashoba Brooks School

New Hampton School

Newton Country Day School

Noble and Greenough School

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Park School

Pike School

Phillips Academy – Andover

Phillips Academy – Exeter

Pingree School

Proctor Academy

Putney School

Rashi School

Rivers School

Shady Hill School

St. Andrew’s School (DE)

St. George’s School

St. John’s Preparatory School

St. Mark’s School

St. Paul’s School

St. Sebastian’s School

Tabor Academy

Taft School

Tenacre Country Day School

Thayer Academy

Tobin School

Winsor School