Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Sales & Trading/Social Entrepreneurship
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 710
Undergraduate GPA: NA
Admitted to: Booth, Kellogg, Wharton
I first called Square One Prep last Fall – was referred by a friend who’d had success partnering with them. The owner was mighty impressive, and I wanted to sign up, but because the price tag was tough to swallow, I chose to partner with a less expensive group.
I worked with my consultant for three months, but never felt fully supported by them. Three weeks before I submitted my applications, concerned that my work was showing that lack of support, I reached out to Square One’s owner. I really didn’t know what my next step should be. The owner sensed that and offered to review my body of work – for free – and give me an honest assessment. She clearly spent several hours. When she walked me through all her comments, which took more than an hour, I probably should have been distraught by how much work I realized I had ahead of me. I instead felt a sense of relief because I finally felt like I had an expert at my side, guiding me. On the spot, I hired Square One and stopped working with my other consultant. Not once did I think about the new cost. Square One more than earned it. And I learned a lesson. With mba admissions consulting, what you pay for is what you get.
When I got offers, my first call, each time, was to Square One because I knew that had I not worked with them I’d have gotten no offers. Thank you Square One!