Testimonial Detail



March 09, 2022
Client from: Africa
Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting/Financial Services
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 9
GMAT/GRE score: 710 (V: 37 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 66/100
Admitted to: Booth, Columbia, Wharton
Scholarship(s): $160,000
Service Type: Premium

MBA applications are a daunting experience for even the best of applicants, let alone for someone completely unfamiliar with the process. To make matters worse, I took a high-risk application strategy by applying only to reach schools with only a few weeks until the deadline. I needed an elite-level advisor to achieve my goals. Choosing Square One Prep was the single best decision I made during my application process!

SOPs process is extremely thorough, methodical and ensures that you are fully supported throughout the application. When I reached out, I expected just one advisor, but was pleasantly surprised to get access to a 5-person advisory team, each member extremely generous with their time.

Beyond the sheer amount of support, the quality of insights from each of the advisors stood out for me. Horatiu, pushed me to dig deep to craft a specific and personal career narrative – one I’ll actually pursue post-MBA. Matteo helped me distill my experiences and every other part of my application into a compelling, airtight story line. Kathryn and the editor provided excellent quality control – pushing me to be more specific, concise and personal than I ever imagined I needed to. And Allison provided all the structure, resources and weekly check-ins to ensure I could meet the ambitious timeline.

All in all, I have no doubt that SOP is among the best firms in the market and will not hesitate to recommend them!

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