Initial Consultation

before you write a word…

To fully equip yourself for excellence in applications, the initial strategy consultation is your first best step. This intensive, one-on-one discussion alerts you to the common pitfalls or misconceptions of the application process and to opportunities that you might not even know exist.

Via the initial consultation, you will:

  • Gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of admission criteria
  • Investigate the mission and philosophy of your prospective programs
  • Weigh your prospects in light of your academics and test scores 
  • Define your graduate school learning goals and elaborate your career vision
  • Learn how to strategically build and enhance your profile
  • Discover programs or institutions that you might not have considered
  • Develop a strategic plan to enhance your profile
  • Acquire a solid foundation upon which to build your applications

The initial consultation also provides you an informed approach to executing on your application materials. Before you write a word, you will be equipped with everything you need in order to: 

  • Write powerful, compelling, resonant essays
  • Tailor your approach to each of your prospective programs
  • Gain an inner-game understanding of how to fill all application fields
  • Select and guide your recommenders
  • Develop program-appropriate resumes
  • Address any weaknesses or deficiencies in your background
  • Highlight the unique strengths or characteristics of your candidacy
  • Upgrade your writing style and overall application presentation

The goal of the initial consultation is simple: to give you a personalized and comprehensive strategy for completing each and every application. Consultations are conducted via telephone or video conferencing or, in certain circumstances, in-person. Initial consultations generally run two to three hours in length.