As you read through this list, please
keep in mind that we recognize that each applicant is
unique and, therefore, has unique admissions consulting
needs. Accordingly, each client receives customized advice from his or her
personal consultant. The list of admissions consulting services we
offer is quite extensive. While we have consulted clients through the entire
grad school admissions process, we only wish to provide
our insight and guidance where it is desired. With our hourly rate,
you will always know exactly what you are paying for – professional advice from a personal
consultant who has graduate school admissions experience.
We firmly believe this is one of the most
overlooked steps in the graduate school admissions process
for most applicants. Quite simply, if you rush through
this step and you don't apply to your best-fit grad
school programs, you are not going to get nearly as
much out of your education as you would have if you
had spent a little more time on this very important
step. Additionally and fortunately, your best-fit graduate
programs are also the same ones that will be most likely
to admit you.
We have helped applicants gain admission
to a diverse selection of graduate school programs including
law schools, Ph.D., engineering, fine arts, journalism,
and math and science programs.
We help each of our clients develop a personalized
admissions strategy that will determine the over-riding
theme of that client's applications. We will also determine
the optimal way to highlight the applicant's strengths
and address any weaknesses or "holes" in his
or her academic background or work experience.
We advise our clients on what to include
in their essays and how it should be written. This will
ensure the essays strike the proper balances the admissions
committees want to see. During this process, we use
our intimate knowledge of the admissions process to
carefully scrutinize each essay for opportunities to
advance our clients' cases to the admissions committees.
We want to ensure we hit upon all the proper "themes"
in their applications. We also review our clients' essays
to ensure the content adheres to the clients' personalized
strategies and the essays do not become sidetracked.
Finally, we review the essays for grammar and punctuation.
We never write essays for our clients.
Please see our FAQ
(frequently asked questions) for a discussion of
We regularly advise clients on the graduate school
interview processes. Our advice includes what to expect,
how to prepare, the differences between the on-campus
and off-campus admissions interviews, what to say, and
how to say it. We regularly conduct mock admissions
interviews with our clients and we constructively critique
their performances. We feel that in addition to the
learning benefit our clients gain, these mock interviews
also help our clients relax and perform better when
they are actually interviewed by their top-choice grad
schools' admissions committees.
We have consulted clients on their options when they
have received multiple admissions offers from their
top-choice programs. (Please see our FAQ
for a discussion of our success rate.) We have helped
them properly analyze such factors as career opportunities
and financial aid into their admissions acceptance decisions.
We occasionally work with individuals who want to know
what they can do in the 1 to 3 years prior to when they
wish to attend graduate school to increase their chances
of being admitted to their top-choice programs. We advise
them on full-time work experience, networking opportunities,
GRE preparation, and extracurricular pursuits that will
enhance their applications and make them more attractive
to the top grad schools.
grad school admissions services
Some of our other consulting services
- Advice on the GRE
- Information on your future career opportunities
- Guidance on obtaining good letters
We have been told on numerous occasions by our clients
that we have helped them tremendously just by being
there to answer a quick miscellaneous question or to
give them ideas for essays when they were spinning their
wheels. We do recognize that the graduate school application
process can be quite stressful. While we view ourselves
as admissions consultants that help our clients maximize
their chances of getting accepted into their top-choice
programs, we do acknowledge that stress relief is a
valuable byproduct for many of our clients.
This list is not all encompassing and
we have consulted clients on many other graduate school
related issues. We field many short 5 to 15 minute phone
calls from our clients on a variety of grad school admissions
topics. Chances are if you're facing an admissions issue,
we have seen it before either with a client or through
our own experiences as former grad school applicants.
As this list demonstrates, we have
helped numerous other graduate school applicants. And
we can help you too! Call us at 1.800.809.0800 (+1 703.242.5885
outside the US and Canada) or
email us us now at for more information.