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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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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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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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     By r8988910 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Do not look any further - Rachel Shelton is a PHENOMENAL MBA CONSULTANT!

I'm a non-US national, and I always wanted to get an MBA in the States, but I was frightened for years of the daunting process. Furthermore, I was worried that I wouldn't get into the program that truly I wanted. My low confidence and work experience in an underdeveloped financial market worried me about my eligibility, thus I continually delayed my applications. Reaching my 30s, I grew more anxious as my eligibility seemingly declined further since B-schools would consider me to be an 'older candidate'. I had no idea what to do nor how to secure a seat at an M7 school. Everything changed when Veritas Prep assigned Rachel Shelton as my Head Consultant.

Getting Acquainted:
During our initial call, I was immediately impressed by Rachel's friendly, light-hearted and encouraging tone when discussing my situation. Her in-depth knowledge and wealth of experience on the admissions process suddenly made things much more approachable. Speaking to her considerably reduced my anxiety and allowed me to adapt a mind-set to get cracking on the tasks ahead. For the first time ever, someone had shown me light at the end of the MBA tunnel.

Resume:
Rachel provided me with solid and clear guidelines on how to spruce up my Resume - a core component of any MBA application. We worked to revise and rework the document, and the end result was truly mind-blowing. Rachel was able to lean out my work experience points to help me create something highly impactful. She could even see through a lot of the 'elaborative' language and made me focus on being clear and honest. It was here when I first realised indeed how accomplished I was, and that the best strategy to apply in any application is to be as honest as possible. To top things off, we finished the Resume in just a few sessions! Rachel truly brought out the best in me on one side of paper!

MBA Applications:
Given my age, I decided to diversify my applications amongst 6 top-schools, of which 4 were M7, as I realised that this year would be my last chance to have a good shot at a traditional MBA. Rachel provided me with detailed insights on how to approach the essays and tailor my responses for each school, but she did this in a way that encouraged my own research to hence create a more organic essay. This led me to become highly enthused about each school and knowledgeable on its respective offerings, and this came through in the essays that I wrote.

B-school apps are never easy but by working with Rachel, I never felt exhausted because I knew that I had her guiding hand to pull me through. For each school application, I would complete the essays (i.e. an average of 3-4 essays per app) and request her feedback on all of them. Rachel reverted extremely promptly (24-48hrs max) and in full detail, being very transparent on what she was thinking and how to improve my paragraphs.

Don't be surprised if she asks to you scrap an essay and start over, because she knows exactly what she's talking about, leading you to writing something much much better! With that said, Rachel has the patience of a saint; given that I applied to 6 schools, each having an average of 3 essays, I must've gone through 4-5 drafts of each essay for each school, ultimately writing essays that were near perfect.

Rachel is an empathetic and motivating individual who related well to my situation. She accordingly made the whole writing process fun, fueling my best efforts even on the most exhausting of days at the office. Everyday, I found myself wanting to rush home, grab my laptop and really work off of her suggestions to write something stellar. If I really had a problem, she was always available for any email queries or a call. This momentum enabled me to finish off all of my applications weeks within Round 1. Yes, you read that right: 6 applications all done weeks before the Round 1 submission deadline! And this was despite the fact that each application opened merely a month before the same deadline!

Acceptances:
Rachel guided me throughout the interview process, and helped me prepare my best responses. One cannot imagine how overjoyed I was in receiving 5 interviews and subsequently 4 acceptances, of which 2 schools offered Merit Scholarships! I was utterly shocked as my cohort in all of the schools were waaaay more accomplished. I never thought that I'd have a choice in deciding amongst schools. I finally chose MIT- a school that is nothing short of an absolute dream come true! I could not have done it without Rachel.

Results:
You can rest assure that Rachel will be your critical success factor in obtaining admission to a magnificent B-school, thereby leading you to realise your true potential. Rachel is one of the most sought-after consultants, so it's best to start as early as possible with her and work on a quick turnaround time. This will make life easier for both you and her, enabling you to submit the best possible application well in advance.

My family and friends could not be more proud and I have Rachel to thank. Having her as an Admissions Consultant was wonderful and the experience was extremely enriching. Despite being done with my applications she continues to provide me with moral support and guidance on the challenges that lie ahead, particularly concerning my move to the States. This is extremely valuable for any international student.

Overall, Rachel Shelton is just the person you need and will be dedicated throughout to turning your B-school dreams into reality. She is a person who really means it when she says, "I'm here."

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Best of best
January 11 | 2017
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     By duoduo5649 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Richard Vincent

i worked with Richard and he is absolutely AMAZING! He helped me finish two schools in a really short period of time. he is super insightful, encouraging and HELPFUL!! best of the best! definitely a 5 star. Richard is talented, experienced and caring to help candidates to succeed! he had an AWESOME introductory call with me, helping me with brainstorming and guiding me to the right direction. While i am still waiting to hear the results from the MBAs programs that i applied (may come back and edit this depending on the results), but really appreciate all the help from Richard!

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Veritas School Package
January 11 | 2017
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     By lucaslans88 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Richard Vincent

My Veritas Head Consultant developed a detailed plan for my applications and provided guidance every step of the way. Richard helped me with selection of my recommenders and in providing them with an outline of what they should highlight. We went through a methodical process in outlining essays and then elaborating them until they were ready to go. He was very attentive throughout the process.
The School Specialist provided detailed background on the school that allowed me to write a more personalized essay for each application.
I enjoyed the process and would recommend it to anyone going through the MBA application process. I didn’t feel rushed during the applications and I believe that I submitted the best application that I could with the help of Veritas.

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     By aharbaugh3 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rahul Pushkarna

This review will serve as a systematic outline of my GMAT/business school journey (to acceptance) and will touch on the imperative role Veritas Prep played throughout. To be upfront I used Veritas Prep for their GMAT package, tutoring, and consulting services.

February to June 2016:
When I first began the ‘MBA process’ I was lost and a bit unsure of what exactly was needed in order to gain acceptance into a top business school. Enter Veritas Prep. I began by utilizing their ‘Full Course – Live Online’ with Ravi. From the first class I knew Ravi was going to push me to put in the effort to improve my (at the time) lack luster GMAT skills and ultimately hit the score I was shooting for. As a GMAT professor he knew the test inside and out and your performance actually mattered to him on a personal level. In addition to the high-caliber instructors, the online portal and functionality were impeccable and hands down the best online class I have seen. While skeptical at first, I quickly enjoyed using the online class and Veritas does as much as possible to make this experience feel as if you are taking it in-person.

Side note: I also tested Kaplan and Manhattan online courses – both of which were not nearly as user-friendly as Veritas.

July 2016:
While the Veritas prep class experience, homework, and study materials increased my score (roughly 100 points) I still did not hit the mark I wanted so I added 12 hours of tutoring to focus on select areas where I needed a bit of one-on-one. This was once again a fantastic experience and in the end I learned additional tricks and time-saving methods, which played a pivotal role in final score.

May – December 2016:
Referring back earlier in this review where I mentioned I was lost on how to navigate this process, I decided that given this is ultimately for my career, I needed to do as much as possible to achieve these goals. With this decision made I chose to use the Veritas consulting services where Rahul was my head consultant. This service is exactly what I was looking for – hands on, one-on-one, dedication to my success. What I liked most about this package was the different levels of service from head consultant to school specialist ending with the director review. Again, when I began I didn’t understand much about each programs’ quirks, and from school/program personalities, student body culture, career focus, etc. I was going in blind. Rahul was sympathetic and helped to point me in the right direction in order to enter my desired industry post-MBA, and he helped me to consider programs I initially wasn’t giving much thought to.

Once it became time to begin the essays, Rahul acted as my ‘coach’ by working with me on how I was going to present the best version of myself and what I need to consider when drafting responses to the prompts. It is through these revisions that I was able to see exactly what was necessary to include and highlight when considering my b-school applications.

Aside from the essays, Veritas Prep head consultants and specialists look at your entire application and provide feedback and advice on its entirety. This includes: the resume, extra curriculars, essays, interview prep, etc. In delving into this level of service they are able to truly learn about you and give advice on how best to exemplify your accomplishments – something I was not aware of previously.

In the end, I am extremely pleased with how everything turned out and would absolutely recommend the above-mentioned packages to any person looking to pursue an MBA at a competitive program.

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Rahul is Excellent
January 09 | 2017
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     By TroutmanJ 4 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Rahul Pushkarna

I was assigned to Rahul when I signed up for the school packages with Veritas and was skeptical at first because he was located on the opposite side of the world. However, we quickly found a good working rhythm and he provided excellent feedback with my overall MBA profile as an applicant. After I worked with him with the couple schools I was applying to I wanted his assistance with the hourly service as well because I felt like that was most valuable. So far I have received 2 interview invites and looking forward to more.

I recommend Rahul if you are looking for a helpful and thoughtful admissions consultant. If you need help with essay editing he is just what you need!

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Worth the investment!
January 09 | 2017
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     By AMM47 3 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

I had Rachel as my lead admissions consultant for a 3-school package. I initially was very on-the-fence about hiring a consultant to help me through the admissions process - it is a significant investment, but after this process I can say that it was absolutely worth it. Rachel helped me with 3 schools, and I was able to leverage what I wrote on those applications to apply to 2 additional schools as well.
Before beginning the application process, Rachel will help you with school selection. Rachel helped me to realize that one of the schools I was planning on applying to was not a good match for my career goals, which was extremely helpful and we chose to focus on another school which was a better fit. She will also go through a career goals exercise with you which is a really good opportunity to self-assess and I felt a lot more self aware and confident going into the essay writing process.
Rachel helped review the essays for each of the 3 schools and this is where I realized that having a consultant is 100% worth the investment. She would tell me if I was heading in the wrong direction, which is SUPER helpful in the beginning when you are first putting pen to paper. I can definitely say that when I compare my first draft to my final, they do not even look like the same essays! All of the writing and ideas were ultimately my own (she doesn’t write them for you obviously), but she does really help to break down what the AdComs think are important. Without Rachel my essays would have lacked focus, but with her they were all very tight and told exactly the story that I wanted to convey. Every word had a purpose, which is important with the small word counts for many of these essays.
The results speak for themselves – I was ultimately admitted to all 5 schools I applied to including my top 2 (Wharton and Booth). After you get acceptance calls, Rachel is a great resource to help you make your decision. She is a good listener and gives great advice. At the end of the day it is your personal decision where to go, but it is always nice to have an objective ear to listen to you! I am extremely happy with Rachel and Veritas prep as this was a great experience – would definitely recommend to anyone who is applying to b-school. I do not think I would have gotten in to some of these schools without her help.

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     By nitish16k 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Katty Ooms Sutter

Like I mentioned - hiring Veritas Prep to help me with my application prep was one of the best investments I made. I applied to a total of 4 schools and got accepted into my top 2 choices - Kellogg and London business School.
The good thing with Veritas was that they had a clear system which ensured that at minimum atleast 3 specialist consultant with a high level of previous adcom experience are looking at each of your applications before submission (1 Head consultant, 1 specialist who helps advice on the school and another final director review where a third consultant independently reviews your application).
Separately - their consultants are highly experienced and very helpful. Katty who was my head consultant was extremely friendly and helpful. She guided me right from the beginning through my choice of business schools till the submission going through multiple reviews and calls together. She even helped me change my school midway when I felt that it wasn't the right choice for me. With her help, I was able to laser focus my efforts and applied to a total of only 4 schools out of which I got 2 offers from my top 2 choices.
Definitely would recommend Veritas. When you are taking such a big next step, make sure you take all the steps to give yourself the best shot. :)

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Exceeded my Expectations
January 08 | 2017
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     By DeOtroMundo 0 0
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Consultant: Nitin Agrawal

I would like to start off by saying that I am the first person in my family to attend & graduate from high school and college (engineering); I am also Hispanic American. Thus, my MBA journey has been full of uncertainty: not knowing what made me unique compared to other potential applicants, not knowing if extracurriculars were important to highlight, not knowing how competitive I would be at top schools, and the list goes on.

Nitin was in the middle of moving between cities but nevertheless, he was very responsive and eager to help when I first started the application process. After telling him about my personal background, my college education, and work experience; Nitin not only got a better feel for who I was as a professional, but also who I am as a person—e.g. aptitudes, values, passions, and goals. I thought this was a great to start off because he understood the full spectrum of my candidacy and was thus better informed to provide feedback as I worked through my applications. More importantly, however, Nitin removed a lot of the initial uncertainty and anxiety of the application process by answering all my initial questions. Going forward, Nitin did a great job helping me convey what I believed to be my best self in my school applications.

I was recently admitted to a top 10 school (with a scholarship) and I am waiting to hear back from two other top 10 schools—and I feel confident that I submitted the best apps that I could.

The school package was definitely worth it!

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