Admissions Consulting

No dream too big:
We will not let your disability stop you from reaching your academic goals.

I know the prospect of applying to colleges and graduate programs can be daunting when you have a disability. I have been in your shoes, multiple times. We live in a world where educated people are surprised that a deaf person can even drive, never mind get into Harvard Law School. This has happened to me. I am here to help you work around these people. Many people have expressed concerns about being denied admission because of their disabilities. This will not be you.

I work with you at every stage of the undergraduate and graduate admissions process. Different schools require different strategies, so as you develop your dream list, we will create a comprehensive attack plan. When you are preparing the applications, I will help you frame your disability in a way that makes you look like an irresistible force. Once you are admitted, we will tackle the scholarship process. And finally, I will coach you through your accommodations requests. You will have every opportunity to succeed. Let’s be partners.

 

Undergraduate Admissions

Comprehensive admissions package:

 

  • Initial consultation
  • Review of potential colleges
  • Guidance on asking for letters of recommendation from teachers and other relevant parties
  • Essay mapping for up to five applications
  • Diversity statement mapping for up to five applications (when relevant)
  • Mock interview (when relevant), including coaching on asking for accommodations for the interview
  • Diversity and disability scholarship application essay mapping and review
  • Accommodations requests after you are admitted

 

 

Law School & Graduate Admissions

Comprehensive admissions package:

 

  • Initial consultation
  • LSAT accommodations request guidance
  • Review of potential programs and assessment of your admissions chances (law school)
  • Guidance on asking for letters of recommendation from employers and professors
  • Personal statement mapping for up to five applications
  • Diversity statement mapping for up to five applications
  • Mock interview, including coaching on asking for accommodations for the interview
  • Diversity and disability scholarship application essay mapping and review
  • Accommodations requests after you are admitted

 

My deaf education began early.

You may think you have nothing interesting to say about your disability. You are wrong. Your story is endlessly fascinating and I will help you mine all those little details, even if it means going all the way back to preschool, so we can create a compelling narrative for admissions officers.

Graduating from Harvard Law School was a proud moment.

I want you to experience the same pride I did when I walked the stage. I will help you get in to the right school for you, and once you are there, I will help make sure you have the accommodations you need for your disability. For me, that meant CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) providers and FM hearing systems. With the right accommodations in place, you will succeed.

Let’s Get you admitted!

Access the Dream

Elizabeth Knox is an attorney, speaker on inclusion and accessibility, consultant, and self-advocacy coach.

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