Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Technology Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 670 (V: 34 Q: 48)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4/4.0
Admitted to: Haas
Square One Prep has been phenomenal in helping me understand how to structure my supplemental material to get off the waitlist for Haas and Anderson. I reached out to them after being rejected from 3 schools, and waitlisted for 3. After hearing about my situation, Kathryn quickly jumped into the tactical questions about where I would actually want to attend between the schools I was waitlisted at. We eliminated one school to focus on the schools that were higher priority. After listening to me share my story, she talked with me in detail about what I should address in my letters and what else I could do to compel the adcoms to take another serious look at my applications. After this, she suggested that Julia would be a great mentor to help me through the process – and she was not wrong.
Julia quickly got up to speed about my status and understanding which parts of my application were lacking and helped me brainstorm of ideas to make them my strengths or address them in an appropriate way. Within 2 weeks we had an action plan, supplemental letters completed, and submitted. With Julia’s and Kathryn’s help and contributions, I will be attending Haas.
Square One Prep helps tailor the application based on the individual and his/her circumstances – and that is what makes them unique and you – the applicant – successful. I would highly recommend SOP to anyone – preferably starting at the beginning of the application cycle rather than when you’re on the waitlist/rejected.