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Veritas Prep offers the most diverse and experienced MBA admissions consulting team ever assembled. Your MBA admissions consultant will assist you during the entire admissions process, helping you share your unique story with the admissions committee in the most persuasive and compelling way.  Browse through the profiles of our consultants to see who has the expertise to meet your needs.


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     By lexielise 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Rachel was my Essay Excellence consultant for my first ever MBA application as well as my Full School Package consultant. When I first started working with Rachel, I literally had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know anything about the world of MBA applications, I had no personal narrative formed, I didn't even know what to write in my resume.

Working with Rachel, I wrote some of the best essays of my life - essays that were both deeply true to who I am but also sharply tailored to the schools for which they were written. In the end (and because of Rachel's expert guidance), I've received full tuition merit fellowships at BOTH of my top choice schools, one of which is is a top 5 "ivy league" school.

Here are five reasons why you need Rachel as your admissions consultant:

1) She WILL bring out the best in you, and she'll do so by truly getting to know you. Not the MBA-applicant version of you, but the REAL you. I think she may know me better than my parents at this point. Rachel really takes the time to ask insightful and thought provoking questions - questions you've likely never considered before - in order to dig deep into what makes you tick. From there, she helps you craft a personal narrative that is truly compelling, unique, and organic to who you are, which makes the entire application and interviewing process exponentially easier. And the best part is, she does all of this without being prescriptive or telling you what to say or do.

In the end, all the ideas are yours, and that is crucial to sounding authentic in your applications and interviews.

2) She is an expert when it comes to the top schools. Like I said, I had no idea what I was getting into when I began the application process. Rachel will be your guru for understanding the mindset and values of the admissions committee reviewing your application. She'll make sure that your essays strike the perfect balance between showing how you are unique, and showing how you fit in at that specific school.

In short, I felt safe in her hands, and you should too.

3) She gives excellent feedback. Her feedback is truly insightful, unbiased, and CLEAR. She also gives you just enough of a push in the right direction to give you clear guidance without pushing you too hard into ideas that aren't yours. And since she knows you so darn well, she has this amazing ability to sense when you are forcing a point in your essay that isn't right for you, and can quickly help you course-correct before you have a stress melt down.

Basically, giving feedback is an art, and Rachel is Michelangelo.

4) She teaches you how to fish. That is, she doesn't just help you write specific essays or answer individual application questions - she teaches you how to think about and approach your applications as a whole. I was able to apply what she taught me for one school to all my other applications.

If you can't afford a consultant for every school, Rachel will be your Jedi Master and teach you the ways of the force.

5) She'll go above and beyond for you, even after applications are in. My work with Rachel ended months ago, and to this day she is still there for me whenever I need her, even just to help me pick out what to wear to my interviews. In fact, I recently needed to navigate a tricky correspondence with the admissions committee of one program, and Rachel gave me some great nuanced advice on how to approach the conversation. As someone else noted on this site, she really is a god-send.

All in all, worth every single penny.

P.S. It's also worth noting that Rachel is an awesome, fun, funny person who is wonderful to talk to and easy to get along with. Working with her made the grueling MBA application journey feel infinitely less painful. A huge plus in my book.

THANK YOU RACHEL FOR HELPING MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!

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Dreams Realized
April 07 | 2014
9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 105 -8
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

Besides my undergraduate program, my VP consultant is the single largest purchase that I have made to date. I was terrified at the thought of spending $5,000 which amounted to a little over 90% of my savings. Veritas has been my guardian angel during this process. I would have paid double had I known the lengths that she and VeritasPrep would go.

Let me reiterate this previous point by attaching a Thank You that I had written to Veritas about half way through the process: "I wanted to reiterate my thank you from earlier. My biggest fear going into this was not connecting with my consultant more deeply than a surface level; I would be yet another client among hundreds, and I'd be treated as a business transaction (understandably so).

I don't expect people to care as much as I do about this- this is much more to me than "I got into a top school!" It's the opportunity to look my mother in the eyes and tell her that everything is going to be okay, and the ability to look at myself in a mirror and whisper, "I did it."

Your passion is evident and I feel genuinely cared for. No matter the outcome of this journey, thank you."

I left this process with a much better understanding of who I am and what I want, and that is invaluable. Veritas has grown to be much more than a consultant and has inspired me to be a better person. I can not thank her enough, and I can not thank VP enough for putting us in touch and their continued support.

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Phenomenal Experience!
July 13 | 2016
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     By osakwe 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Elizabeth Del Real

I used the Veritas Prep services to apply to business school (just 1 - Georgetown) based on a recommendation from a friend who had used it and gotten into MIT. I went into the process open-minded but at the same time not entirely sure what to expect. I was hoping at the very least that I would get guidance in some way or form that would help me along my path to getting applications out, much less getting accepted.

What I engaged in over 5 month process far exceeded my expectations. I went through a highly structured and formalized process complete with timelines and clear action steps and guidance every point along the application process.

There's a lot to be appreciative of as I reflect on the process, but what I personally found to be particularly helpful are as follows:
-Evaluation of my strengths and weaknesses, keeping in mind what the school was looking for
-Very specific feedback on how to make up for/cover weaknesses
-Specific and pointed feedback in my essays
-The consultant's willingness to pull her colleagues in on the process and gain an extra set of eyes/perspective
-Lots and lots case/mock interview practice

In my honest opinion, having her made all the difference!

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Sophie is great!
July 06 | 2016
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     By jadnaoum 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Sophie

First of let me say that I very much liked the Veritas Prep approach to admissions consulting. The fact that several people looked at my application allowed me to get different points of view and ultimately strengthened what I put together. As for my head consultant Sophie, I have nothing but praise. She is very knowledgeable about what admissions officers look for in an applicant, and as such, helped me choose the experiences from my life that would best outline my personality strengths. She was always available for calls and would quickly respond to my many emails. I think of her more as a friend than a consultant now. She was patient in working with me on my countless drafts, and I could feel that she thought of my success as her success, thus giving me her best. What I appreciated most was that she was hard on me when she needed to be which lead to an even stronger application. In the end, it paid off and I got into my top choice!! I felt very comfortable working with Sophie, and I would highly recommend her. Good luck!

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     By Goonr1234 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Sophie

Sophie is a wonderful consultant to work with. She made me feel at ease from the very first session as she was getting to know me and understand what makes me tick. Sophie’s greatest strength is that she is really caring. She really cared about me getting into my top choice. It did not take long before I began to see her as my mentor, rather than a consultant. Sophie was there for me whenever I needed her – she was always available to help me and support me. Another advantage of working with Sophie is that she is really patient. She was supportive and kept her patience. If you are aiming for the very top business schools, you will need someone who will persevere as you work through the many iterations of your essays. As for the essays, her high sense of ethics means she would not take any ownership of the essays, but she let me ‘own’ my essay as she would say. Her candor is what I needed when I was going off-track in my essay writing or when I needed genuine feedback for my interviews. She successfully guided me thoroughly through the whole process and she helped me get in my first choice. Without her, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. If you are looking for a great mentor, I recommend Sophie.

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     By stephenenightingale 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dave Gent

Dave was a fantastic consultant - I was interested in pursuing a nontraditional career path and I thought that Dave was able to bring out the best parts of my previous experience in my application. He assisted throughout the essay / interview process. His advice was always critical (which I greatly appreciated), but constructive. It was very important to have a third party neutral observer on the process to really hone my application, and I'm sure that I wouldn't be where I am without his assistance. Advice on the interview was especially valuable - as I don't get feedback on my speaking skills very often - really helped me kill the Chicago interview. Off to Booth next year!

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     By rsekhri 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Lindsay Haselton

Two hours of admissions consulting came with my MBA prep package. Veritas pairs you up with an admissions consultant that is best able to help you based on your background, goals, and schools that you're planning to apply to.

My consultant reached out to me right after I finished my prep course. I spent a lot of time talking to her on the phone. She helped me a lot with my application strategy. It was great that she used to be on the Admissions Board of the school I was applying to. She helped me with my overall story and resume.

Basically, she was my trusted advisor that I could turn to for questions about the process and Business School in general. I highly recommend this service.

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     By bbullet 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

I enjoyed working with Rachel Shalton every minute on my application process. I was working on my own in the beginning of my application process and didn't have much luck. After I consult with her on my application packages, my success rate was significantly improved. I very much appreciate help help.

A couple of things that she impressed me with her work:
1. She was genuinely interested in my success. She picked the right school according to my background and interests. Unlike some other consultants, she is very nice to work with, not letting you be unrealistic about your dreams but at the same time very encouraging.
2. She was very efficient and willing to help me even I had very tight schedules. She helped me put everything together even when I only had one week before the deadline. Meanwhile, the quality of her work was great.
3. She never tries to get you spend more hours and was very professional on the job. A couple of times, she offered me very honest advises on where I should spend my time and efforts on. However, she never tried to get me spend more hours on things that are not important. The recommendations she provided was very helpful and was based on her experiences not just on "what she thinks", which made me trust her a lot.
4. She is a very nice person to work with. The entire process is based on my needs and preference. Unlike some other consultants, who might be too pushy or too slaggy. Rachel knows who she is working with and the owner owns the process.

All in all, I am very pleased with the experience I had with Rachel. Highly recommend her!!

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Veritas is the BEST!!!
June 11 | 2016
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     By lizhad 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Katty Ooms Sutter

I used Vertias Consulting services because I used their GMAT prep course and had very positive results. My consulting experience was no different. I hired a consultant to help me address my low GPA. My consultant was extremely helpful because she helped me create an application that focused on my strengths as opposed to my weakness. This was a different approach from what I had read on blogs.
Additionally, I am an American who was applying to an international school and it was important that my consultant had experience with international schools. My consultant has helped many students get into top international school as well as had admissions experience internationally. She also was very timely in her reviews even during peak times.
I ended up getting into my top choice and I truly believe I would not have been able to do so without the help of Veritas!! Can't recommend them enough!!

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     By hamzasq 3 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Katty Ooms Sutter

I had a great experience with Veritas Prep’s admissions consulting service. I selected the two school package as I was applying to only two schools (only two eggs in my basket so a risky play). I knew I had my work cut out for me. Katty at Veritas was instrumental in guiding me through the application process. Furthermore, I found having access to the school consultants and Director level review vital in tailoring my essays to the respective schools and getting every last bit of quality out my applications. In the end I interviewed with both programs and was admitted to my first choice so I am pleased with my investment.

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