Business School Admissions Counseling

Get you into your dream business school. Guaranteed.

With Stratus Prep, you don’t just work closely with an experienced admissions counselor to optimize every part of your application. You work with an entire team of specialists who provide extensive feedback throughout the process. From crafting your best story to conducting mock interviews, this team-based approach ensures you stand out and get accepted into your dream school. We guarantee it.*

How Our Process Works

In order to maximize your chances of admission to your dream business school, our talented and experienced team of MBA admissions consultants will guide you through every step of the process.

Build Your Strategy
Test Preparation
School Selection
Application
Interview Preparation
Decision To Accept

MBA Admissions Counseling Details

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1. Build Your Strategy

Your primary counselor will guide you through a structured, proven methodology developed over the past 10 years to brainstorm and craft your MBA strategic plan. This includes helping you select schools that are a fit with your goals and profile.

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2. Test Preparation

We help you prepare for the GMAT by teaching you the content, leading you through time tested tactics, tracking your practice test results, and coaching you through the process of obtaining or exceeding your target score.

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3. School Selection

We share our expertise and insider perspectives on school offering to help you feel confident about applying to a set of programs customized to fit your unique background, interests, and scores.

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4. Application

We lead you through a 5-step process for providing the admissions committee with a concise, thorough, and winning picture of you. You will not only learn about yourself and the best that you can offer to a graduate program, but you will also learn how to convey those aspects of yourself through the essays and recommendations for each application. We also provide you with proprietary templates and worksheets so that you can easily capture your thinking, outline your essays, and prep your recommender.

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5. Interview Preparation

We coach you through the interview process by sharing our insider knowledge, giving you sample questions, providing role-play interviews and feedback, and customizing your answers for each program’s interviewer.

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6. Decision To Accept

When the admissions decision is in, we guide you in deciding which program you should ultimately attend by referring back to your decisions to apply and the results of your introspection. Your Primary Counselor will also assist you with scholarship offer negotiations.

If in the event you are waitlisted, your Primary Counselor will also help you develop and implement your waitlist strategy.

MBA Admissions Counseling Packages

Comprehensive admissions counseling services with a team of dedicated admissions counselors, all with top 10 MBAs and a minimum of two years admissions experience. The team is made up of a Primary Counselor, Senior Strategist, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Client Relationship Manager. Unlimited amount of guidance is offered per school to maximize chances of admission.

Number of Schools Cost
One School $4,000
Two Schools $5,250
Three Schools $6,500
Four Schools $7,750
Five Schools $9,000
Six Schools $10,000
Seven Schools $11,000
Eight Schools $12,000
Nine Schools $13,000
Ten Schools $14,000
Hourly Rate (5 hour minimum) $250/hr
Interview Prep (4 1-hour interviews) $1,000
MBA Admissions Counseling Packages
Includes:

School selection

Strategy Building

Profile & Resume Evaluation/Suggestions

Recommender Selection/Coaching

Essay Outlining

Essay Drafting

Essay Feedback

Essay Proofreading

Application

Interview Prep

Scholarship Negotiation and Waitlist Strategy (if needed)

Standard Package

1 School: $4000

2 Schools: $5250

3 Schools: $6500

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $7750

5 Schools: $9000

6 Schools: $10,000

7 Schools: $11,000

8 Schools: $12,000

9 Schools: $13,000

10 Schools: $14,000

School Add-On: $1500

with Senior Strategist

Team includes dedicated admissions counselors, all with M7 MBAs and a minimum of five years admissions experience. The team consists of two Senior Strategists, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Client Relationship Manager.

1 School: $5333

2 Schools: $7000

3 Schools: $8667

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $10,333

5 Schools: $12,000

6 Schools: $13,333

Additional MBA Admissions Counseling Services

Ding Analysis Package

Designed for clients who have been rejected from a school and are seeking feedback on their application. Since most business schools do not provide feedback on why they may have rejected a candidate, candidates are often left wondering how they could have bolstered their application. Through this package, a Senior Strategist will review a candidate’s application and provide feedback on how the application could be improved. Senior Strategist will review the entire application and provide written feedback (academic transcript, test score, resume, essays, short answer questions, and recommendation letters, if available). Phone conversation with the Senior Strategist to review the feedback and to answer any questions.

$600 per school
Interview Pep Package

4-hour package is solely focused on preparing an applicant on successfully interviewing with a business school. This package can be utilized for one specific school or several. Counselors will cover: Commonly asked questions, Interview Strategies, Mock Interviews
Package includes: 3 hours interview prep with a primary counselor, 1 hour interview prep with a Senior Strategist

$1250
Profile Development Package

Our Profile Development Package (5 hours) is designed for clients who are at least one year away from applying to business school. Counselors will work closely with applicants to strengthen their profile in order to bolster their candidacy once they are ready to apply. We offer packages with Senior Strategists.

$1400

MBA Admissions Counseling – Hourly

Stratus Prep Strategist
Hours Cost
5 Hours $1200
10 Hours $2350
15 Hours $3500
20 Hours $4600
Stratus Prep Senior Strategist
Hours Cost
5 Hours $1750
10 Hours $3500
15 Hours $5250
20 Hours $7000
Comprehensive Canadian Program

Comprehensive admissions counseling for admission to Canadian MBA programs.

Candidates work with a team of dedicated admissions counselors, all with top 10 MBAs and a minimum of two years admissions experience.

The team is made up of a Primary Counselor, Senior Strategist, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Client Relationship Manager.

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

Packages of four or more schools are eligible for the Stratus Prep 4+ School Guarantee*

1 Canadian Program: $3000

2 Canadian Programs: $3937

3 Canadian Programs: $4875

4 Canadian Programs: $5812

5 Canadian Programs: $6750

6 Canadian Programs: $7500

Canadian Program Add-on: $1000

 

Custom packages are also available. Contact us for details.

*Stratus Prep 4+ School Guarantee: While Stratus Prep cannot guarantee admission to a specific business school, Stratus Prep can guarantee that when working with our industry-leading admissions counseling team, each application will be maximized to increase chances of admission. Because we are confident in our ability to achieve success in partnership with our clients, if by chance one of our applicants does not gain admission into at least one of the schools in a package of four or more schools, we will work with the applicant for free on up to the same number of schools the following year. Applicants must use this guarantee within one year of learning of the admission decisions. Schedule a free consultation to learn more.