MBA Admissions Counseling | Methodology
From the moment that you decide to apply to business school until you accept an offer from the school of your choice, Stratus Prep guides you through every step of the admissions process.
Click through the graphic below to learn more about the various stages of the MBA process and how Stratus Prep can support you:
- Decision to Apply
- Test Preparation
- School Selection
- Interview Preparation
- Decision to Accept
We offer free initial, one-on-one consultations to help you decide if an MBA is the right professional path for you.
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.
We share our expertise and insider perspecitves on school offering to help you feel confident about applying to a set of programs customized to fit your unique background, interests, and scores.
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 an MBA 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.
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.
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. If you have secured a spot on a wait-list, we coach you on strategies to maximize the probability of being admitted to your desired school.
Stratus Prep's 5-step methodology for acing the application essay
The regular MBA Admissions Counseling Package includes the following partnership with Stratus Prep's Founder Shawn O'Connor (in addition to the work you will do with your counselor, the Stratus Prep 3rd party reviewer, and the Stratus Prep proofreader)
- 30 minute call or meeting with Shawn to review the strategy slides that you and your counselor put together
- 30 minute call or meeting to review the essay outlines that you and your counselor put together if you have purchased 1-2 schools. This meeting will be extended to 1 hour for clients who purchase 3-4 schools, 1.5 hours for clients who purchase 5-6 schools, 2 hours for clients who purchase 7-8 hours, and 2.5 hours for clients who purchase 9-10 schools
- A final 30 minute mock interview with Shawn
- Access to Shawn via email for the rare, complex question that your counselor cannot answer Some students choose to have their essays/applications reviewed by Shawn in addition to the reviews by their counselor, the 3rd party reviewer, and the Stratus Prep proofreader. This is not included in the regular MBA Admissions package but subject to an additional surcharge.
The following fees apply for this service by Shawn:
$750/per school for essays only
$1250/per school for entire application (essays, recommendations, resume, etc.)
Please note that this service is available on a space available basis so clients are encouraged to reserve essay/application reviews with Shawn early in the application cycle.