I also posted a reply in the other thread that covers the "best admissions consultants." I think the true test of any admissions consultant is what their former clients would say about them. You will hear a lot of admissions consulting companies quote acceptance rates and other statistics around the efficacy of their services. However, I want to give you a word of caution and advice. Having worked in audit and risk management, I believe that if a statement not audited, the data is susceptible to cherry picking.
So what should you do? I think a very simple test is to be provided, by the admissions consulting firm, the names of three clients who used services and were accepted to the schools of their choice, and also, three clients who used services and were not accepted to the schools of their choice. This would be a set of six distinct clients. While this may seem like a lot of phone calls, choosing the right admissions consultant is perhaps the most important decision you'll make in the application process.
In closing, I would like to offer up one hour, pro grata diagnostic consultation. I believe that one-hour is the appropriate amount of introductory time to fully vet most applicants profiles (at a high-level).
Please let me know if this is something that you would be interested in.
thanks - what i was looking for.
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