Grad School - Application Services Overview
Masters and PhD Services
There are tons of graduate programs and very few admissions consultancies with the diversity of expertise to cover it all with real credibility. We help with specialized Masters programs, dual degrees, general Masters degrees, and select PhD programs. Some of our degree specialties include:
- Business (MS / MiM)
- Computer Science / MIS
- Law (LLM)
- Public Health (MPH)
- Public Policy (MPP)
These are just a few specialties we can help with. If you don’t see your area of interest, reach out and let’s discuss your specific needs. We will let you know whether we can support you in the way you need.
Customized Admissions Strategy
We develop a blueprint for your application strategy which outlines your specific experiences, your specific goals, and your specific qualifications for success. Based on our proprietary methodologies and frameworks, we will work your case tirelesssly to give you the best possible chance of admission at your dream graduate school.
Proven Track Record
Our methods work: to the tune of 94% lifetime (even though that success rate metric is not our motivator). Sound methodology and dedicated grad school admissions consultants generate success, it’s quite simple. We are successful because we help you package your goals and selling points into language that connects with readers at the Masters and PhD admissions level. We have helped applicants earn admission to the following illustrious schools:
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
Reach out and let’s chat. Get a free consultation where we can discuss your needs and we can talk entirely about you, or, if you have any questions about us, we can chat through what we can do to support you as well. Either way, we will give you sincere insights and information.
Developing your application can (and often should) begin years before you fill out the “physical” application. We love working with clients early-stage, but we are prepared to help at ANY stage. Contact us and let’s chat, whether you’re mid-way through college, or several years into your career.
What matters more: supposed program strength? Prestige? Depending on your specific area of interest, the answer may vary, but not as much as you think. The key to this question is assessing which programs will confer the greatest benefit to you AFTER you’re finished. We will help you figure all that out.
Do you have a lot of varied experience and need to figure out how to convey it crisply? Or are you young, without much experience at all, and need to figure out how to SELL the readers about your future potential? What you need is a bespoke strategy that connects YOUR story to the needs of your target programs.
Essay Development & Editing
The skill of application writing is not taught anywhere. It requires real mastery of selling a reader on your future potential in a very limited space. It requires precision, of course, but it also requires storytelling skill. We will work you hard to author your own best possible narrative.
Personal Statement Review
This is the big one, the single document that has all the gravitational energy. We have worked up thousands of these suckers. We know what works, but more importantly, we know WHY. We bring that experience and knowledge to bear to help you find YOUR winning angle.
Letters of Recommendation
Whom to ask? What to tell them? What do we do if they want feedback? We’ll help you figure out all of it. If you play your cards right (and you damn well better!), this is a pivotal part of the application that can sometimes make or break borderline candidates. Make sure you nail it.
What should an impressive CV look like from the grad school admissions committee’s perspective? What is too short, or too long? Or if length doesn’t matter, what does? We will help you find the correct length and content for your individual experience level and needs.
Searching for careless errors is the easy part, and frankly, anyone can do it. The more interesting challenge is to view the overall package like a CEO: taking in the Big Picture. This is what we do when we review “the sum of all the parts.”
We run mock interviews (including ‘blind interviews’ depending on your chosen tier of service), to help you stay sharp, and develop the confidence to roll with any curveballs thrown at you. The key is confidence, and we will help you develop that confidence the right way.
Your goal is to earn multiple admits, and sometimes you need to weigh an admit from a better brand name with another admit where you might have received considerable scholarship offers, etc. These decisions are often personal, and never easy. Helping you with precisely this type of personal decision is what drives us.