Do not know if this is the correct forum to post this , if not i apologize
The review is based on my experience with these consultants and might differ from person to person . I hope many people from India who hesitate to spend 3000$ on a US admission consultant will find this useful and can then make a call to spend 3000+ USD( if at all )!
I do not work for or endorse any Admission consultant .
K ..for last one and a half month i have met at least 5 admission consultants in INDIA and i must say the experience has been saddening .
Wisdom mart ( delhi ) and APPhelp consulting , are the two companies i took help from and here is my take on them -
1) Wisdom Mar
t - I was charged Rs.8000/- for 2 schools , they charge Rs.20,000/- for 5 schools .They just edit your essays and by editing i mean just your grammar , style etc .
People are really helpful , but they are not well informed and can neither guide you on with your essays .
YOU write THEY edit ( correct your english )
The only good thing about wisdom mart is that the person incharge is really helpful , if you are not happy with your reviewer give him a call he will get some other guy to work with you . I for instance worked with three reviewers ; (they were good for nothing )........
2) Apphelp consulting
-Here is how there process works ( contrary to what they write on thr website)
- Pay 10,000 Rs for one school ( essay editing only)
- once the payment is made , they will send you an email with a contact number of the reviewer- smone frm ISB !
- send them your essays , and forget thm for about 3-4 days ; they WILL NOT CONTACT YOU ! you have to make all the phone calls to track there progress .
- It's either these people lie about there reviewers or the reviewers they assign are either too dumb or are too busy to work on anything you send them .
In my case i was assigned to a reviewer , who was frm ISB . After 4 days i sent my essays , the only change she made was to change the last two sentence on one of my essays tht was it !
It took me another day or two to get another reviewer and thn another 3 days to get 15 minutes of tht guy's time , i felt i was talking to sm friggin CEO of sm company !
He was again frm ISB , the guy after 3 days used sm track changing features ( As if i am suppose to be impressed by his MS word skills..) in MS word document and sent me an edited version , did suggest a couple of points ( i did not use them though , because they were crap ) ...
So the bottom line is -spend 10K on them if you want a guy frm ISB ( they say !!!!) to take a LOOK at your essay ( LOOK not EDIT or SUGGEST anything ) !
so after wasting 18000/- still no help
here is a brief review of other consultants( i did not take there services) ..
3) CHOPRA'S( gurgaon branch )-
-The consultant there was hilarious !!! This is what happened:me: Hi , does your company provide essay editing services for MS finance in US ?
consultant: MS finance or MSc finance - I don't think there is such a course as MS finance ..me:Well, in US MSF and in UK MSc finance..
consultant: all right !! ohh yes yes we do ..... see the we help you with the visa interview ,follow up with the universities you have applied to....yata yata !!me: So yeaaahhhh or neaaaah on essay editing ?
consultant: ohh ..yeah we do we do !! have you given your GRE exam?me : No i gave GMAT
consultant :Well universities ask for GRE so you have to give tht ..
me : and i ran as fast as i could :
In conclusion - As with most of the things in India you cannot sue these people even if they do not live upto there end .So , if you are looking for an Indian consultant it's better you ask ur frds to have a look at your essays else spend 2500-3500USD /-( u can make a down payment on an apartment in India
I would love to hear other people's experience on Indian / US consultants.
Via this post i did not intended to throw dirt at any consulting firm , this is wht actually happened with me and i have the edited drafts of my essays with me and can prove the same
" What [i] do is not beyond anybody else's competence"- warren buffett
My Gmat experience -http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-710-q-47-v-41-tips-for-non-natives-107086.html