Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Healthcare Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 4
GMAT/GRE score: 710 (V: 40 Q: 48)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.48/4.00
Admitted to: Darden, Fuqua, Kellogg, Tuck
As a fairly average candidate with dreams of attending a top 10 MBA program, I chose Square One Prep to help guide me through the process. I had discussions with numerous consultants and what drew me to Square One Prep was Kathryn’s honest advice and depth of knowledge in both my desired industry and the MBA application process itself. After my initial conversation with Kathryn, I knew I had the best shot at being admitted to a top MBA program working alongside SOP.
Kathryn and Lee helped me along every single step of the way: from choosing the right schools, navigating an approach to secure my recommenders, shaping my resume, constructing essays, and conducting interview preparation. The process was clearly outlined from the start, with an easily accessible timeline, so there was no point where I was flustered or felt like I needed to rush my application before Round 1 deadlines. Beyond keeping me on track, Square One Prep ensured my work was top quality while also maintaining my own voice. Even on the 12th or 13th versions of essays, the team never hesitated to put in the extra time to guide me, making sure my materials were in the best shape possible.
Through this work with SOP, my somewhat average GMAT and GPA were strengthened by the rest of my materials. I was admitted to four of my dream schools, including Kellogg, Tuck, Darden, and Fuqua, with $70K in scholarships. I cannot recommend Kathryn and Square One Prep enough for anyone going through the business school process. THANK YOU!