After 1 school package, if you decide to work with me on multiple schools, I will upgrade you to multiple school package, and you will pay only the difference. For example, after one school package ($1199), if you need my assistance for 3 more schools, you will need to pay $1300 more which is the pricing for 4 school package ($1199+$1300= $2499)
If you sign up for 2 school package and you need my assistance for 10 essays (2 for one school and 8 for the other school), you will pay for two additional essays, instead of four. However, if you register for a 1- school package and the school requires 8 essays (e.g. INSEAD), you will need to pay for 4 additional essays.
Yes, if you sign up for comprehensive school package, I will help you with school selection. However, I believe in the concept of the 'right fit’. So first I will guide you how to do your own research to help you determine your “ fit” with the school. After shortlisting 10-12 schools, when you will reach out to me, I will offer you my insights on your choice of schools and help you finalize your list as per your profile.
No, we cannot combine essays of 2 schools for 1 school package. Individual packages (essay package, resume package and LOR package) will best meet your requirement.
If you are based in India, you are not expected to fly to the US to visit a school. However, there are various ways to do your research on the schools that interest you. ’You should research faculty, student groups, clubs, and organizations that match your interests/ goals. Another way to get information about schools is to contact students and Alumni and get their feedback via phone call or email. Also, I strongly recommend that you attend information sessions of the schools you are interested in. This research will help you answer the question, “Why target school?”
You will be entitled to only one discount. You can avail either GMAT Club discount or e-GMAT discount.
Admission essay writing is an extremely time- consuming and demanding process. If you are proactive in turning around your updated draft, it will take about a week to create a compelling essay. If you sign up for a 5-school package, I will need 6-7 weeks of commitment from you so we both can enjoy the process of creating effective and persuasive essays.
I will revert to you with my edits within 24-48 hours. However, if I receive your updated draft Friday night, you may expect to receive my feedback/edits on Monday morning instead of Sunday night.
I have been successful with all the top 30 schools except Harvard.
Yes and No. I don’t work over the weekends if the application deadlines are weeks/months away. However, I do work through the weekends (and also outside of my work hours) when deadlines are close or/and when I agree to provide a rush service. In such cases, we often have a prior agreement that we both are willing to work throughout the weekend to complete the assignment on time.
Yes, recommendation letters and résumé service is like essay review service in the sense that I will not only provide suggestions/ recommendations on the relevant content and organization, but also correct sentence structure , word choice, grammar, and punctuation etc.
However, with school packages, I will do one review (instead of 2 to 4 reviews) of up to 2 recommendation letters per school. If you think your recommendation letter needs more edits, you may sign up for only recommendation letters service $349 (2 to 4 edits).
Yes, I do provide interview tips and mock interview service.
LOR support includes guidance/ recommendations so you can guide your recommenders about the process of submitting LORs, LOR questions, time required to create responses, and the themes (accomplishments etc.) to be discussed in LORs. When you will send your LORs for my review, I will reorganize details, make comments/suggestion if specific LOR prompts have not been adequately answered or illustrated with examples, and correct sentence structure, grammar and punctuation errors.
I need to have your résumé and first draft of at least one essay before the initial meeting of 40-60 minutes. If you have all the drafts of one school, you may submit them to me, but my minimum requirement is your résumé and one essay, preferably goals essay.
Yes, some people need initial guidance to organize their thoughts, so I provide them pointers/ framework which helps them put together their ideas for specific essays for their target school.
Yes, you can. I will review initial drafts of all of your essays, and discuss them with you in the initial one hour meeting. However, after the initial meeting, we will work on one essay at a time, as I believe focusing on one essay at a time is key to producing an effective and compelling essay.
Absolutely. For essay packages, you can choose essays from different schools. However, there will be an additional charge for essays of more than 500 words.
No, I never write essays for applicants because I believe it is unprofessional. I work hard with applicants and make them work hard too, so we both enjoy the process and feel proud of the final product that we create. A big part of my counseling is storytelling. I will help you at every step of the way – from choosing/presenting the right stories, to structuring them well, to presenting them in clear and concise manner to best showcase your candidacy.
After the initial one hour meeting, we will communicate primarily via emails. Also, we will have scheduled phone calls/ skype meetings as and when required.
Yes, I do.
Yes, you can fill out the free consultation form or email me. I will evaluate your candidacy and share my assessment with you via email. If I have bandwidth, I will review your profile and set up a 20-minute free consultation skype meeting.
First drafts are never perfect. Do your best and email your draft to me. You will be surprised to see how your essays evolve during the review process.
Phone support means having scheduled phone calls to address your concerns/ questions. Yes, by review process, I mean essay editing process in which we will use email as the primary mode of communication.
I work with 6 applicants at a time. Like any other professional, I work on schedules. Also, being a one-person firm, following schedules/ timelines is not only my personal preference, but also a requirement to produce an effective and strong application package.
You can contact me via email any number of times you need to. I am very prompt in responding to emails. However, if you need to have a skype /phone call with me, I will need to schedule it at a time that works for both of us.
Though the actual application preparation can really only start when the new applications go live on the web a few months before the deadlines, we can meet any time before that to finalize your schools, to create résumé, to brainstorm stories, and to make a ‘To Do List.’
Yes, I do provide hourly consulting service. You may use hourly services at any stage of your application process. Whether you want help in setting up your strategy or you want a rush job and need my feedback on how you can improve your essays or résumé before submitting them, this service will be greatly beneficial to you.
Yes, I have successfully worked with re- applicants for the top 30 Business schools.
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We meet once a year for the AIGAC (Association of Graduate Admission Consultants) conferences and school initiated conferences held at different schools all around the world. Throughout the year, the school representatives continue to update us with latest information via email.
No, I don’t provide assistance with scholarships and visas.
Yes, I have successfully assisted people from diverse backgrounds (IT, finance, manufacturing, family business, military, education etc.)
My guidelines/ edits are very comprehensive and detailed. In the initial iterations, I assist you with choosing/refining the right content and organizing it well, and in the subsequent ones, I work on sentence structure word choice and trimming the essays to the allowed word limit. In the past six years that I have been consulting, very few people have required a fifth edit.
If you need more time, you may just notify me regarding the same. This will prevent me from waiting for your essays and worrying about you.
Whichever package you choose (essay package or school package), you will get the same quality service with regard to your essays. Essay package service also includes brainstorming stories.