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The following testimonials represent some of the feedback – much of it unsolicited – we received over the last several years. We may correct typographical errors or misspellings, and will change or withhold details to protect client privacy, but otherwise do not edit these comments.


How are you doing? Hope you enjoyed the holidays.

Just in the last several days I got word from Kellogg and Wharton and I've been accepted to both!!! I can't thank you enough for your help!"  B, Michigan


I checked the status today and I'm IN at Wharton!! I hope we can talk sometime."  K, Georgia

"Hi Karen,

I was offered admission to the Executive MBA program (Fall 2006) at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. I am planning to accept the offer. Thanks for the valuable suggestions and help during the application process."  S, California


Yeah, at this point its probably down to just HBS and Wharton, and btw, when the Admissions person called, she said that I was a unanimous choice and that they really loved reading the essays and said they were extremely interesting and unique, so just wanted to pass along that compliment as I owe a lot of that to you."  J, Virginia

"Hey Kent,

Hope you are enjoying the holidays. I got accepted at Wharton last week, so I guess you were right about me having a strong application. Thanks."  W, New York


I'm in Wharton.

I would like to buy you a victory lunch after the New Year!"  T, Florida

"Hi Susan!

Wanted to share with you some good news - had heard earlier this month that I got into Oxford and just heard good news from IESE as well!!

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!!"  S, UK

"Hey Angie:

Looks like I got into Kellogg! Yay! I got a call last night at work. Their MMM [Master of Management and Manufacturing program] is really ideal for me, so I'm pretty sure I'll be attending. Just need to get ready for the cold... :)

Also, FYI Duke offered me a [approximately $20,000] merit fellowship. I'll continue to update you when I hear back from these schools, but thanks again for all your help!!"  V, Arizona

"Hello Kent -

I am in at Goizueta! The lady who I interviewed with, left me a very long message, mentioning about my acceptance and also a $5000/semester scholarship. Thank you so much! I know I couldn't have done this without your help!

Thanks again and I hope I get more admits... into my top choice programs!!!"  R, Michigan

"Cindy Cindy Cindy,

I just got an email from Duke to check my status online and guess what.......I AM IN!!!!!!!!

Oh....I am soo excited, as now I know that I am going to a business school next year. Let's wait for my Top three choice results (Kellogg, Chicago and Michigan).

I have to say this, the credit for my admission goes to you. From helping me properly clarify my goals, to making my essays sound elegant to everything.......u'rr help was just greeeeeaaattttttt. I couldn't have done this without your help......U R AWESOME."  A, Virginia

"Susan, I am in LBS. :)

Still waiting for the rest…"  Y, Colorado


I just got accepted at Wharton! Just wanted to quick send you the great news."  B, Virginia

"Kent -

What a WEEK!!!!!! Just got the call from Kellogg...they said it was a unanimous decision! 100% acceptance....four out of four...and at least one full ride! You've sure gotten my endorsement!"  J, Michigan


This is [name of client] checking in. I am currently working with Doug Braithwaite and just wanted to let you know that he has done a terrific job in turning around my application. If I do not get in at HBS it will certainly not be for lack of effort on his side or mine. I am only glad that I got a chance to work with Doug.

Thanks."  G, New York

"Hi Kent,

I want to let you know that I just received a phone call from McCombs Admissions. I have received an offer from them. They told me they will make a scholarship decision by Jan. 31st.

Kent, thank you so much. I appreciate all the correspondence and advice that you have given me...

I might actually receive several other offers, at least I hope. When I interviewed with Emory, the admissions officer told me then and there that they want me to attend Goizueta....

Thanks again."  W, Virginia

"Using your services was like getting insider help from the grader who developed the test curve. Nothing else could have been more effective for my applications!"  E, Illinois


I just wanted to let you know I got accepted to Duke today. Thanks again for all your help."  F, Michigan

"Hi Angie:

Just wanted to let you know that I got into Fuqua! I just got the email today. Thanks again for all your help! I'll let you know the outcome of the other applications when I hear back, but it definitely feels good to know I got in somewhere.

Thanks again!"  B, Arizona


Just got notified that I'm in Duke!!! 3 out of 3 so far! Will hear about any school $ next week. Just pumped to be in, though! Thanks again!"  J, Texas

"Hi Angie,

Thanks for taking the time for the mock interview. I have been working on your feedback and growing more confident by the day. I will keep you posted on my progress in the application process."  K, Illinois


First off, I want to thank you for setting me up with Mark for my first mock interview. Mark is a sensational guy and I had a lot of fun talking with him.

Secondly, I want to announce the great news that I got an interview invite from HBS! I would like to set up my second MOCK INTERVIEW asap....

Thanks so much for everything. You folks are awesome! I'm brimming with great things to write in my customer feedback and I hope to include an HBS acceptance in my comments!"  B, Michigan

"I feel so grateful I "discovered" you guys. I will definitely recommend you, but I want to keep you guys as my own "secret weapon" until I've been admitted."  B, New York


The Wharton guy [Drew] was fantastic, very professional, gave me a strong critique, and was well worth the 4 hours of driving."  A, California


I cannot believe it!!! I got an interview at Harvard Business School, which I think gives me roughly 60/40 odds to get in. The $ I spent on working with Doug has honestly been the best money I've ever spent, at least that I can remember. I hired Sandy, the Businessweek guy, also, and he was helpful in his own way, but also fairly destructive. Doug was my confidence builder, my coach, and my baseline motivator rolled into one. Even if I don't get in, the process has been so introspective and thorough that I will walk away happy I went through it. Anyhow, the interview is coming up soon, and I would like to setup a couple mock interviews. Will talk to Doug and or you about it tomorrow. Thanks again."  A, California

"Dear David,

I just want to thank you for arranging the mock interviews for me. I thought that both Susan and Mark were very good. They gave me some very good advice and ideas that I am sure will prove to be very useful for the real interviews I shall have."  M, United Kingdom


Just wanted to thank you for your consulting earlier this year. So far, all is going well - I have interviews scheduled at Carnegie Mellon, Wharton and Chicago, so I'm very excited!

Your advice, it appears, was really on the money - and especially came in handy with my recommenders.

Thanks again, Cindy!"  B, New York

"Susan –

Thanks so much for all the help. You were extremely helpful in not only reading through all my applications, but also in talking through the random issues that came up throughout the process."  J, California

"Thank you, David!

I just had an interview with Nicole and she was great! I now feel more equipped for the upcoming alumna interview."  S, North Carolina


I got into Stern as well! Two for two, thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  E, New York

"Hi Matt,

Guess what? I am admitted both to Wharton and Kellogg, my top choices. If I am in a position today where business schools have to sell themselves to me so that I choose them, it is because of you. I don't have enough words to thank you. Your patience in spite of the infinite number of times that I sent my essays to you for reviewing throughout the process was commendable. I truly owe you my success.

Hats off to you!!"  G, Georgia


Wanted to share my good news with you - was accepted to HBS today! Harvard, as you know from our early conversations, was by far my first choice in school. Thank you again for all of your help."  J, New York

"Hi Cindy,

Very good news. I was accepted to both Harvard and Wharton! I interviewed for Stanford as well. I couldn't have done it without your guidance, so thank you very much."  R, Texas

"Hi Matt -

I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY THAT I GOT INTO KELLOGG!! : ) Thank you SO much for all your help. I couldn't have done it without you."  J, Virginia


I wanted to tell you that I had my first session with Tanya and she has been a pleasure. I am excited about the process and want to find out what steps are necessary to payment of the 7 school package deal."  G, New York

"Mark, I got a call from Stanford last night with the admit news. 2 for 2!"  C, Texas

"Hi Bonnie,

I got accepted by Wharton. Thank you for all your help!"  B, Virginia


It's taken me a few days to write to you, but I wanted to let you know that last week I also got in at Wharton!  Now, I'm excited to know I get to choose between three great schools (Kellogg, Chicago, Wharton).  Also, last week Chicago called me and offered me a 20K scholarship for the first year!  The decision is getting tough, but I am slightly leaning towards Wharton.  However, the money is tempting, and I am still not sure that I want to do the Healthcare Management Major at Wharton.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know the good news and thank you for all your help.  It's good to see that all that work led to the great situation I'm in right now."  D, Illinois

"Hi Susan,

How are you? Many thanks to you, NYU Langone accepted my application! I will be starting next February. I appreciate your guidance throughout the process. Now I'll just have to choose the right classes for the first semester..."   Y, New York

"Hi Kent,

Got a call from the Admissions Director of Darden. They have offered me admission.

Thanks a lot for all your help."  T, California

"Hi David,

I am an Admissions Consultants customer. Kent Harrill assisted me in my application process. Mark Meyerrose conducted my mock interview. Here are a few updates from my side.

I have accepted London Business School admission offer. I received admission offer from Cornell and was waitlisted in INSEAD.

I wish to thank your team for the great service and will recommend you to my friends as well."  B, India


It looks like we're 2 for 2 in getting over the first hurdle in the admissions process. I just received an e-mail from Chicago GSB extending an interview invitation. Thanks for all your help!"  J, Colorado

"Dear David,

I would like to convey my thanks to Matt and to your service for helping me get into 3 top schools (Michigan, Tuck and Darden). I even got a scholarship from Michigan! I can honestly say that Matt functioned as a powerful catalyst, driving me to think harder and tap into the essence of my life and motivations, rather than feeding me content. The results of the story that emerged are evident -- three admits, a scholarship and a clear conscience.

Matt: Thanks for your help!"  R, Connecticut


Your revisions are absolutely amazing, and kicked up my application several notches. Thank you for your effort!"  H, New York

"Hi Matt,

Well, I've heard from every school except Columbia, which I'm not holding my breath for.  I got a $30,000 Anderson Fellowship from UCLA, half tuition from Yale, and am up for a full scholarship at Cornell, the details of which I've forwarded.  I'm tempted to attend the weekend, but because I'm pretty sure that I'll be going to UCLA, I might decline the offer.  UCLA has always been my top choice.

Thanks for all your help.  I couldn't have done it without you.  With all the insight you provided and memories you evoked for my essays, I would've been absolutely crazy to go it alone.  You were like a therapist to me!  Now for the hard part...Business School, although I've heard that the hardest part is getting in.  Thank you for making my UCLA dream come true."  P, California

"Matt and Jeff –

Just wanted to let you know that I was ACCEPTED to Kellogg yesterday. I am now 3-for-3!  I never would have guessed. Thanks again for your work!

David – I would be more than happy to write a testimonial (or whatever would be helpful to you). Just let me know."  J, Washington, DC


I got the call from Kellogg yesterday so I was quite excited. Still waiting on the others. Again thank you for your help."  C, Illinois


Hope you are having a great day. I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write all that feedback for each of my essays, going back and forth so many times. Before you even help me with editing, I like how you encourage me to give it more thoughts in specific areas. Your guidance has been very insightful and essential to giving me the right direction in my efforts. I have done my own share of MBA essay research with books and websites, and I still do, yet you still have a level of experience and perspective that is beyond that. Thanks for your help thus far Matt. I know you have been doing all this consulting for a number of years now, and your expertise shows, but I just hope you know that your help really is appreciated and I will owe you big time once I get in."  R, California

" I can't emphasize enough how instrumental Kent Harrill was in my business school application process. Although Kent was helpful in every aspect, I particularly found the most value in our initial strategizing sessions.  Framed by the essay topics, those application strategy consultations resulted in the strongest possible message about who I am and what my careers goals are.  After those initial sessions, the essay writing process was surprisingly straight-forward.

Having been accepted to my top choice of business schools, I say with complete confidence that it would not have been possible without the guidance and preparation offered by Admissions Consultant Kent Harrill.  It was one of the smartest investments I could have made."  M, Texas

"Hi Todd,

I have some great news. I got admitted into Duke for the class of 2007. I have just got over the 'honeymooning' from last night:). I wanted to thank you for all the help you have provided me with my application. Your help and guidance were invaluable and I could not have done it without you. I am really unable to express my gratitude for you in words. Thanks again!"  G, India


WOHOOO!! I got in [Wharton]!!! I am totally floored ... I honestly wasn't expecting to be accepted!

Thank you so much for all of your help ... I truly think I wouldn't have made it in without it!"  R, Colorado


Your mock interview was awesome ... Really gave me some great pointers on how to improve!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!"  R, Kansas

"Hey Kent --

One piece of good news to finish off the process:


Very exciting.

Thank you so much for your help in this successful process. It's unbelievable to think that I got into all these schools -- could not have done it without your help. As this process is finally done (thank God), look for my recommendation letter in the mail.

It was great working with you and let's be sure to keep in touch."  E, Illinois

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