Testimonial Detail



March 31, 2017
Client from: China, United Kingdom
Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: IT
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 740
Undergraduate GPA: 71/100
Graduate GPA: With Distinction
Admitted to: INSEAD

In April this year, I was rejected by the only business school I applied to, without even being invited to interview. It almost destroyed my self-confidence. Full of anxiety, I decided to try one more time and hire a consultant to help me apply for the INSEAD January intake program.

Knowing little about Square One Prep, I had a conversation with the founder of the company over the phone. She immediately pointed out the potential reasons why I was rejected by the school. I felt her strong willingness to help me and she made me believe that I would succeed this time. So I appointed Square One Prep.

During my first meeting with my consultant, she immediately proved how serious Square One Prep is about helping their clients. She was highly skillful and well organized. She pushed me very hard throughout the whole application process, in the right way, always questioning my essays and encouraging me when I felt exhausted. Sometimes, because of her effort, I felt like she was preparing her own application. She challenged me up to the deadline, even engaging the founder who put my new application through the wringer and pushed me even further.

The story has a happy ending – INSEAD offered me a seat in Fontainebleau. In two months I went from rejection to admission. It was a rough journey, one I would have been lost on without my tour guide – Square One Prep. Square One Prep not only helped me get the offer; they also changed the way I think. I now realize how far I can reach. Thank you. I fully recommend you in every way!

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