Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Non-profit Corporate Strategy
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 8
GMAT/GRE score: 316 (V: 160 Q: 156)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.79/4.00
Admitted to: Foster, Goizueta, McCombs, Marshall
When I first began my search for a consultant, I interviewed several companies including Square One Prep. While most consultants I spoke with kept our conversations brief and mainly told me to improve my GMAT/GRE scores, Kathryn spent nearly 45 minutes on our introductory call to provide an in-depth analysis on my candidacy and strongly encouraged me to apply to schools that were ambitious yet achievable. After our conversation, I felt that Square One genuinely cared about my success and saw much more than just a test score in my application. Despite my budget constraints, Kathryn worked with me to find a flexible option that best fit my needs and worked for me financially. She also provided a number of additional helpful resources to ensure I was set up for success.
I moved forward with the hourly option to focus on essay reviews and was paired with my consultant, John. While I had a general idea of how I wanted to share my story, John was able to help me narrow down the main points and tell it in a succinct and compelling way. He was efficient with our time and I was happy with his quick feedback and response. Thanks to John’s numerous edits and reviews, I felt confident submitting my application.
I was accepted at USC (w/ scholarship), Emory (w/ scholarship), UT Austin, Foster, and waitlisted at Duke. I am thrilled to share I will be attending USC’s Marshall School of Business this fall as a Consortium Fellow and with a full scholarship!
I am so grateful for Square One Prep’s support throughout the application process and would recommend it to anyone looking for an admissions consultant. It was absolutely worth the investment!