Testimonial Detail



March 18, 2019
Client from: Canada
Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Banking/Non-Profit Program Management/Venture Capital
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 750 (V: 44 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 86.14/100.00
Admitted to: Oxford, Oxford MPP, Tuck, Wharton
Scholarship(s): $120,000
Service Type: Premium Need-based

My process was a bit different. After unsuccessful applications in Round 1, I knew it was time to switch consultants – I must have interviewed over a dozen but Kathryn and the team at Square One prep stood out like no other. The first conversation with Kathryn was revelatory – from the length and the content of the discussion, it was obvious that Square One was invested in my success. This was a really refreshing change!

I was so impressed that I selected Square one prep even before learning of their program for candidates in need of financial support. As someone from a development background, I was so grateful when I found out that Square one offers a discount to candidates in low income brackets.

Working with Kathryn, Lara, Wendy (my Career Narrative Expert) and the rest of the team was an incredible experience. I’d worked with a consultant before but Square one was clearly miles ahead and helped me transform my narrative, my essays and my resume! The level of responsiveness combined with the in-depth knowledge on the admissions process Square One brings to the table is truly unmatched.

With Square One’s help, I’m happy to report I was accepted into three schools of my choice (one on a full scholarship!) and now face the difficult but fortunate situation of deciding. I had a 100% acceptance rate in Round 2 of my MBA applications and I couldn’t have done it without Kathryn and her team!

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