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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.

"Dear Bonnie,

I am very happy to inform you that I've been accepted in the Class of 2007 for the full-time MBA program at London Business School. While the words "thank you" will always be inadequate to state my appreciation, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your unwavering support and good wishes throughout the MBA application process."  M, Canada

"Dear Matt,

Thanks for all your invaluable help on my applications - I made it through to both Cornell & Michigan! Your help and advice was extremely crucial in this entire process and I couldn't have done without them!

I have and would continue to recommend Admission Consultants to many more of my friends!"  S, Singapore



I really couldn't have done it without. I have been telling everyone and their brother that you are hands down, the BEST consultant in the world. Now I have the data to back it up! I really cant thank you enough!!! Have a great holidays!"  M, New York


I take this opportunity to address you my comments on the Admissions Consultants service.

I recently hired a one-school MBA pack. The main reason I chose you was the quality of your work - assessed through you website, the quality of the consultants, and your realistic but positive response to my inquire. The cost of the service was also a major factor.

From the beginning of the work through the end, everything went very well.

Mindy Oakley promptly contacted me and schedule an initial interview. This interview opened my mind to a very important aspect about Columbia Business School that, after explored in the essays, will be crucial to my boost my chances at this school. After our initial telephone meeting, Mindy helped develop an action plan that both extracted the best achievements/characteristics to be put in the essays and helped me achieve the application deadline (the time was very constraint and I would never meet it without Mindy's help).

One characteristics of the your service that really stood out was the essays editing. Mindy captured my thoughts and helped me put it in concise and appealing words. My initial draft in one essay, for example, had more than 1500 and Mindy helped me put all the important information in a 1000-word-limit essay. In another essay, I wanted to describe a very complex situation and the word limit was merely 500 words. Mindy succeed to understand the situation and help me to clearly explain it.

I also liked the advices on how to prepare for the admission interview.

The service of AdmissionsConsultants far than exceed my expectations and I definitely recommend it for other applicants."  M, Brazil

"Hello Kent,

I got a call from Kellogg yesterday. I am in.  I couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you so much for your support and help."  S, Minnesota

"David, I just wanted to drop a short note of thanks for your service and for setting me up with Matt Whitaker. This past week I heard from Stern that I had been accepted to start in the Fall and I couldn't be more excited. I also couldn't have done it without Matt. During the frustrating process of applying to Business School (especially as a VERY non-traditional candidate) Matt faithfully served as editor, mentor, and guide. He was always available to talk, and his advice was well thought out and from experience. The aspect of his help that stood out the most for me, however, was that Matt was emotionally invested in my application. I could tell that he was rooting for me and wanted me to get into Stern as much as I did. Matt is a great guy and a true asset to your very helpful organization."  M, Washington, DC

"Hi Cindy!

I got into Harvard!!!!  I am so excited.  Thank you so much for all of your help."  L, New York

"In at Wharton! Well, what can I say, Kent. You have made all the difference. I owe you guys more than I can ever repay. Thank you so much! This means so much to me. Five star dinner and a bottle Opus One 82, followed by Cuban cigars the next time either of you guys are in LA!"  J, California

"Hi Nicole,

Attached are essays 1 and 3, they are really coming together. It has been a long time since I have written an essay, but I am starting to get into my groove again. Your assistance through the application process has been invaluable."  T, Hawaii

"Hello Matt,

Just received an email telling me that I received a UCLA Anderson Fellowship Award! Made me think about our first conversation - at the time, I wasn't even sure UCLA would accept me. Fast forward three months and here I am with a Fellowship Award. I'm completely speechless. Thank you so much Matt for everything! I know for a fact that your advice and help was the difference!"  J, California

"Hi Mindy , tks so much for all your help. I just got accepted to Wharton! I can hardly believe it!!!! I'm so excited."  S, New York

"Dear All [Matt, Todd, and David],

We have done it. I am admitted to Wharton and I have profusely thank all three of you for making it possible. The quality of assistance provided by Matt has been superlative and Todd's feed back on the mock interview just nailed it for me.

Thank you once again for helping me to realise my dream."  M, India

"Thanks for all of your hard work Mark! You are the best! BTW, I will be purchasing more app work from you soon after the Kellogg one is done for round two. Thanks again!"  M, New York

"Just found out I'm in at Cornell, which I am extremely psyched about. Looks like it's down to Cornell and Stern, choices I wouldn't have imagined at the beginning of this process. The hard work was definitely worth it!"  M, New York

"Hi Cindy,

I just had a call from Kellogg, I am IN :)

Once again, many many thanks"  M, United Kingdom

"Matt last night I got an email ACCEPTANCE from Columbia Business School!  Thanks so much for your help.  It has been absolutely invaluable.  I have one more interview Wharton next week.  Then, I just sit and wait for the other decisions to be sent in mid-January.  It's so nice to be able to sit comfortably knowing that Columbia is my safety school!  What a pleasant surprise."  J, Washington, DC


The interview, in mind, went really great. I felt so much more prepared because they asked a lot of the questions we went over. Nothing threw me off.

So great job. Thank you for the help!"  J, New Jersey


Great news! I got in to Chicago, just found out today. Thanks for all your help in the process, I can't imagine going it alone. Work is really going well right now and there is so much opportunity here that my wife and I are going to have a difficult decision to make. But a difficult decision is much better than no decision."  B, Virginia

"Hi Kent-

I'm not sure why, but I just received an acceptance to Kellogg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't frikin believe it!  I just got off the phone with admissions.  I'm shaking!!  Is this some big joke?

I just want to thank you Kent, for all your help...for putting up with all my revisions and nervous chats.  I would not be in this position if it weren't for your guidance.  I was told it was a unanimous decision.  Thank you so much Kent!

I'm gonna go do some laps around the block right now to calm down.

THANKS!"  B, California

"Hi Cindy,

I got accepted into Kellogg! This wouldn't have happened without your help and your well wishes for me, I am very obliged to you for everything you did to help me out with the essays. Thank you so much for everything."  B, Colorado

"Matt and Jeff I hope you are both having a wonderful holiday season. Just wanted to pass along some good news. I was ACCEPTED at Wharton!  Thanks so much for your help. Interestingly, I received a voicemail from the Associate Director of Admissions, who congratulated me on an exceptional application and interview. While I realize she may do the same for all who are accepted, I wanted to give you guys the great feedback. I am now 2 for 2 with your help!"  F, Washington, DC


I just got in Columbia!!!! Thank you sooooooooo much. I wish you could see my smile right now!!!!!!

Thank you"  K, California


JUST got into UMich!  I'm totally excited and I want to let you know that w/o your help it would've been impossible."  J, Minnesota

"Dear Bonnie, I have great news. I was already offered a place in LBS and Cranfield. Oxford should let me know by Friday this week. Since LBS is my first choice I am really happy. Thank you very much for all advices you gave me."  I, Czech Republic

"David, Thanks to Mark, I have gotten another interview, this time at HBS. Could you please arrange one more mock interview with someone? You can charge the same credit card. Thanks again, for matching me up with the BEST consultant this side of the Mississippi."  M, New York

"Cindy, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help. Duke said YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS",  R, United Kingdom

"Just got good news from Duke -- 3 for 3 now!!! Thanks once again for all your help in the process. You were right before, this is now becoming a difficult choice." S, Illinois

"Matt's been awesome. He made a huge difference in my applications and has been a knowledgeable, constant support through this process."  R, Tennessee

"I WAS ACCEPTED TO COLUMBIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  G, New York


Wanted to let you know I was accepted to Wharton today! Additionally, I was selected to receive a $10K Bloomberg scholarship (renewable in my second year). The Dean of Admissions called me this morning to congratulate me on my acceptance and scholarship, and told me, "You put together a phenomenal application, and both me and the admissions committee were astounded at how much you have accomplished both at work and beyond, and how eloquently you wrote and presented your goals and ideas." Thank you again for all of your help!"  A, Florida

"Hi Nicole,

All I have for you are 3 meaningful words --- You are awesome !!!" S, Virginia

"Hi Matt,

I just wanted to let you know that I found out today that I was admitted to the Haas Evening & Weekend program starting in Fall 2005!

Thanks again for your help in the interviewing process.  Based on the tips and guidance you gave me, I had a really good interview w/ Haas!"  W, California


I would just like to take a moment to express my appreciation for all the hard work and commitment that Jeff gave me with regards to the application process for Wharton, Chicago and NYU. I just received notice today that I was accepted full time to Chicago for fall 2005. I feel that the combination of Jeff's insight into the application process as well as his creative ideas differentiated both my application and waitlist questions. Jeff made sure that I hit the deadlines on a timely basis even if he only had a few days to get the information back to me. I would recommend Jeff to anyone applying to business school.

Also, I found the admissions consultants services experience to be very helpful and user-friendly. Thanks for making this a smooth process.

Thanks again" S, Connecticut

"When I first signed up for your service last summer, I had no idea of what to expect. My research was soon proven to be poor and your advice was excellent. I hadn't set my sights on a top 10 because I really thought my lack of blue chip experience would keep me out. Your points about your own acceptance and your similar pre MBA background gave me the courage and hope to aim higher. With hard work and your assistance, I'm now going to be at Columbia this fall and I am 100% confident I wouldn't be going there if it weren't for you. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart."  N, Arizona


THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP ON THIS [admitted to LBS]!!!! I am delighted."  P, India

"Hi Mindy -

Wanted to post you on the good news...I've been accepted at Wharton (I received word this past Thursday)! Your insight regarding the application process was absolutely invaluable. As a R3 applicant, you undoubtedly put me in a much better position for success.

Thank you for all your assistance & quick turnaround throughout."  M, New York

"Hi Matt:

Just wanted to share the good news with you. I was just accepted to Darden. Very exciting. I truly owe a lot of thanks to you for all the help you gave me. Your insight into the whole process and especially, tailoring the essays, was nothing short of expert."  M, New York

"I enjoyed the process of B-school application and working with you. Those essays and your comment reminded me mistakes I made in past, weakness and strength that I have today. I feel that I became smarter by knowing myself through those essays. By knowing myself and reviewing what I have done, I was more able to draw my career goal and path I need to take."  K, Japan

"Hi Mark,

I wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year...

I hope all is well and that you had a great time during the holidays. I can only imagine how busy you must be now with second round applications approaching (or maybe has just passed).

I am doing well and enjoying [b-school] very much, but I quickly realized that it is no vacation, especially the first semester was very busy. Now we are on vacation but not really because we are getting ready for internship interviews that are starting next week. After all those essays I wrote about marketing I realized I still want to be on Wall St, so my interviews are in private wealth management and asset management. The essays you edited and brought down from 1000 words to 200 about leadership, teamwork, failure etc are coming in very handy now....exactly the examples I will give in the interview." S, New York

"Hi David, I wanted to get back to you on my K interview status. I spent an hour with Matt and another with Gretchen over the weekend. Both are terrific personalities, I feel very proud that I got a chance to work with them. I feel well prepared and will keep you guys informed of the result."  D, California

"Hi Kent,

Just wanted to let you know that I was admitted to Kellogg MMM as well. They left me a message late last night at work, so I didn't get the good news until today.

Anyways, I just wanted to keep you posted, I'm not sure how I'm so lucky to get into two really great schools!"  N, Washington

"David, thank you so much for encouraging me to apply to business school this year. I'm going to Chicago!!! I remember that many consultants told me to apply next year because I didn't have a chance. I'm still in disbelief. Matt is great and I owe him big time! I would have never considered a top 10 school if I did not work with Matt. Thanks so much and keep up the good work."  A, California

"Hi Jeff. Know what I got into Columbia EMBA already!! Thanks again for your hard work!"  K, Virginia

"Hi Bonnie,

I had a mock interview with you over a week ago. I just wanted to send you a list of the questions (approx in this order) I remember from my HBS invite. ... After the interview, I came out feeling great. Regardless of the results, your interview tips were definitely helpful and put me in a much better position for the interview. Thanks!"  M, New York

"Finding your service was clearly the best thing that could have happened to me! Your insight into the decision making process of the top MBA admissions committees was invaluable. I really appreciated the quick responses to all my inquiries and your patience and understanding. The essays could not have looked nearly as good without your help and the mock interviews were incredibly useful. There is no way I would have gotten into Harvard AND Stanford without your help!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!"  E, California

"Matt, good news today. just got the acceptance from Fuqua. I'm pretty psyched and want to thank you for all your effort. Couldn't have done it without you."  A, Washington, DC

"Guys [Mark, Matt O, Matt W, and Cindy], I just finished my Kellogg interview and my impression is that I did very well. I definitely connected with the interviewer. I have to say that I definitely would not have performed as well, if I hadn't gone through your mock interviews and received your insightful feedback. I was able to successfully incorporate your suggestions on structure and content."  M, New York

"Hello Cristina,

First of all, I would like to share the good news arrived from LBS! I just received the notification, and I got in!!! Thank you so much for all of your help. I am very happy to hear such news. Kellogg is coming in on Monday so I will let you know ASAP!!"  A, California

"Hey Kent - I know you LOVE these e-mails - got acceptance from U of V - Darden!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your help!!!!!!!!

Now for the difficult part, truly deciding where to go."  E, Illinois

"Hi Matt,

I got in at Chicago !!!!

Finally, all the work put in writing essays paid off.

I am excited !!!

Thanks for all your help. Chicago's essays are of such nature that the applicants tend to get satisfied about their essays when they write it for the first time, even if what is written is entirely way off from what is required. You were great in highlighting those points and that helped a lot.

Thanks"  A, Colorado

"Hello Bonnie. I'm pleased to tell you that I've been admitted to Fuqua! I got the news yesterday. It's certainly very rewarding after all the effort put in this process. I'm very happy and feel relaxed now. I'm also thankful for your help throughout the process; it was a lot of hard work."  A, North Carolina

"I just got the call. I'm in at Tuck!!!! Thanks you so much for all your help. I'm thinking of taking the day off and getting rip roaringly drunk in celebration! What a relief!"  R, California


Thank you for assisting me in my application and interview process for the business schools. I am delighted to let you know that I have been accepted in MIT Sloan Fellows program, Cornell TMO and Tepper school of Business at CMU. Honestly, I was not expecting such a favorable result from all these business schools. However, the combination of good essays, well prepared interviews and my academic and professional background seem to have influenced the result. Thanks to you Kent for making me realize how important it is to think harder to write a good essay. Thanks to Angie for her effective, elegant and precise observations and feedback on my mock interviews. Both of you have contributed to my success and I will continue to use this learning throughout my career.

Again, Thank you both and best wishes."  K, Florida

"In at Chicago! Got the call this morning! I would like to thank you for all the advice and the patience in dealing with my ways over the applications process. I will e-mail you when I get to Chicago and my door is open to any future students who are clients of AdmissionsConsultants trying to gain admission to the GSB. I thank you for all your time and effort. I will keep in touch."  P, Colorado

"Hi Matt,

I got into Wharton! My first choice! I can't believe it; this was the last school I ever thought I'd get into! You're the man! And I'm the man! I'm soooo there! Hey I can't thank you enough for all you've helped me with. I wouldn't have gotten anywhere without you. Thanks so so much!

Kellogg is the last one left; I haven't heard from them yet. I doubt I'd take it over Wharton even if I did get it, so I'm pretty set already. Oh this is good stuff! You are the best!"  P, Pennsylvania


I just wanted to pass along my most sincere and heartfelt thanks to you for your help over the past two weeks.

First your quick turn-around time on my Wharton essays was amazing, but moreover, the suggestions to my Kellogg application were even better.

I just submitted the Kellogg application, and there is no way I could have done it without you. I might have been able to submit, but I cannot say thanks enough for taking the drafts I sent you and turning them into useable essays.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. All the best."  T, New York

"Hi David, I recently completed and submitted my Wharton application. I've been working with Matt Whitaker. I'm sure you already know this, but I want to tell you myself that it's been great working with Matt. He helped me to submit the best application I could. He's been an asset to me in this process. He is sharp, skilled, thoughtful, patient, and sincere. He's a highly effective consultant. Thank you for pairing me up with him."  E, California

"Dear All [Kent and Todd],

I would like to thank you for your help during all the steps of my applications to the IMD and the INSEAD MBA.

Not only I was admitted to both schools, but also I won the IMD scholarship. I also learned a lot from your advises, and my English skills improved during this period. There is no doubt that I realized with you a very high return on investment.

I really appreciated your professionalism, and your availability.

Thank you."  Y, France

"Hi David

I had applied to Yale, UNC and Texas. I have an acceptance at the school of my choice UNC, an interview at Texas and I am waiting on Yale. I really am grateful for all the advice and the services that you gave. I am especially thankful that you assigned Bonnie Sofarelli to work with me. Thank you very much indeed."  D, Florida


:))))) I got the call from Michigan. I'm in.

Now, I know that I'm going to b-school vs. not going to b-school. Thank you for your guidance and assistance. I'm sure I wouldn't have made it without your insight."  R, Maine


I really wanted to thank you for all your help.  You have been a valuable resource to seek advise and help on my essays.  Also your turnaround period was very impressive specially dealing with the short deadlines that I had set.  Thanks a lot for your help.  You also really helped me to polish my essays which might be one of the reasons I got through.

Thanks for all your help again." S, New Jersey

"Hi Matt, I just want to drop you a quick note and wish you and your family a happy holiday season. I also have some good news on the application front. Wharton accepted me today. And yesterday, I was invited to interview with HBS. It is amazing what a difference a year makes, and I know that your help on my essays was a big part of it!"  W, Colorado

"I still can't believe I got into all 3 EMBA programs I applied to. The strategic advice was priceless and the help you provided in cleaning up my essays and preparing me for the exact questions I was asked in my interviews is unbelievable. You have a top-notch service."  M, California


I'm one of your satisfied clients that bought your B-school service. I have been working with Jeff the last three months and yesterday I was accepted at Kelley. I also got into two other schools that we targeted and the jury is still out on two more. It was a pleasure working with Jeff and I wanted to let you know how great he was for me during this whole process.

Once again, thanks so much and I will certainly recommend your company to any friend or business associate that is looking into applying to B-school."  R, Delaware

"Mark, Wow that was a quick turnaround. If I end up getting into one of these schools, I feel like I should take you with me! No really, your help thus far has been tremendous."  M, New York

"Hi Kent,

Cornell offered me a $30,000 merit scholarship. Thank you again for all of your assistance."  C, California


I received the news of my acceptance at the Sloan program and I am absolutely thrilled about it ever since!! Matt was truly brilliant in his role of admission consultant; his support was key in getting the best out my career. I would compare that to the way Socrates was said to help "deliver" or "give birth" to people's minds through discussions. Matt does that in the utmost intelligent and professional way with applicants' paths and stories. In one word, I feel very lucky to have worked with him!"  N, Maryland


Great news...I found out this morning that I got into Wharton. I am very excited. I find out about Harvard on Jan 19. Hopefully, I will have a decision to make. Regardless, this news is going to make this Christmas much more stress free. I hope you are doing well. Have a great Holiday."  A, California

"I very much appreciated Matt's genuine efforts. He did not behave as a hired hand but as someone that took a real interest in my applications."  C, Alaska

"That's great Jeff. It has been a privilege to work with you too and you should know that the direction and comments you have provided have been tremendously helpful in creating a product that I am happy with."  B, New York

"The value you added to my essays was incredible. I still can't believe you made them look so good considering there were no extraordinary topics in my background!"  L, New York

"Hi Mindy,

I cannot thank you enough for your help. I got the news on Monday. It took them [Ivey] less than 2 weeks! I take it as a good sign for the other schools..."  D, Oregon

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