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Top 9 Questions to Vet Admissions Consultants With

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Hey there clubbers, I've been interviewing a few admissions consultants and have found a few questions useful in not only guiding our time but also make it a positive and educational phone call for me. My goal is to always learn something after each initial consultation.

The list of questions that I use are below. Would love to hear what questions you use! :) I think there was another post on GMAT Club with good questions to ask but I can't find it now.

Questions Regarding Your Application
1.) What are the top 2 things applicants need to do well to succeed, aside from essays?
2.) Top 2 common application pitfalls
3.) Strengths and Weaknesses of my profile
4.) What's quickest way to do research on schools beyond visiting?
5.) What factors figure into deciding which schools to apply in R1 or R2?
6.) What's one improvement you'd suggest to my resume?

Questions Regarding The Firm
7.) If I hire your firm, who will I be working with and what are their qualifications?
8.) In what area of the admissions process does you or your firm differentiate yourselves?
9.) What's one competitor you admire and why?
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Re: Top 9 Questions to Vet Admissions Consultants With [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 10:27
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Finalgears, this is a great list! As the head of an Admissions Consulting firm myself (Veritas Prep), I can tell that you've had very fruitful conversations with all of the consultants using these questions!

One more thing to ask about when comparing firms is the "fine print." Many firms require you to select the number of schools that you'll work with them upfront, without allowing you to downgrade the package later. Or they pair you with a consultant and won't let you switch consultants if you don't hit it off with that person. Most people don't think about these small details, but it makes a huge difference in your ultimate satisfaction! (OK, is this a shameless plug for the customer-oriented policies at Veritas Prep? Of course it is! But I see a lot of people get locked into undesirable contracts because they didn't do their proper homework.... Just a heads-up.)

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Re: Top 9 Questions to Vet Admissions Consultants With   [#permalink] 29 Jun 2013, 10:27
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