MBA Admissions Consulting

Why We Guarantee It

Because we prefer working with a limited number people and maintaining a very high success rate. We also like the fact that our interests are alligned with those of our applicants.

Each year we take on a cohort of MBA applicants and do everything we can to put them into elite schools. That means working with them to develop a strategy that's appropriate for their work experience, personal interests and post-MBA goals — and, most importantly, a strategy that fits the needs of admissions officers.

We then make sure that strategy is most effectively revealed in their application essays. As professional editors, we're experienced in crafting stories, but we also copy-edit everything you submit to each of your schools.

The Details

We don't accept everyone. At the same time, we try not to set the bar too high. All we want are people who we believe have a viable chance of being admitted to a top-tier school with our help. Here's what we're looking for:

  1. GMAT Score of at Least 680
  2. The average score at most of the top schools is now above 700, but our experience has been that candidates with a 680 can readily be admitted.
  3. No Minimum Undergraduate GPA
  4. We've never been overly concerned about GPAs. If you have glaring weaknesses in your undergrad performance, we might have to assess them, but we would never rule out applying to a top-tier MBA program on GPA alone. Schools often deemphasize undergrad grades.
  5. At Least Four Years of Work Experience
  6. This is by the time you would enter business school, not now, when you're applying. In other words, you need to have graduated in 2013 or earlier. Applicants can be admitted with three or even two years of experience, but things get easier once you've had four.
  7. You Need to Apply to at Least Seven Schools
  8. Our experience has shown that even strong applicants receive more rejections than acceptances. And given the admit statistics (acceptance rates in the teens), it makes sense to play the odds. That sounds like a lot of work (and it is), but we do it every year with applicants and never miss a deadline. Fortunately, most of the work goes into the first school, where we do a lot of brainstorming and exploration. Much of that work can get used in later applications, so it isn't as hard as it seems. We'll guide you through the process.
  9. You Need to Be in the First Two Application Rounds
  10. Round 3 is tough. The schools readily admit it and recommend that you submit your applications in the first two rounds (typically October and January). We've had candidates admitted in the third round (March), but we often recommend that applicants wait six months and apply in the first round of the following year. Doing so usually improves their odds of being admitted.


What Is Success?

At least one admit to a top-tier school.

It's very common for our candidates who apply to six or seven schools to be admitted to one or two. It's unrealistic to expect to be admitted to every school you apply to (though we've had our share).

Your objective (and ours) is to get into a top-tier MBA program. You should apply to at least seven schools. If you play the game right, you should be admitted to at least one of your choices. That's our definition of success.

What are the Fees?


If you get into at least one of your schools, you pay the fee. If you don't, you pay nothing. It's as simple as that.

How to Join Our Cohort

If you're interested in joining our 2016 - 2017 cohort, write to us. We'd be glad to answer your questions, tell you more about how we work with applicants and evaluate your file.