Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting Reviews
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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 bwayne 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages | Consultant: Bryant

Being a re-applicant I wanted to make sure that this time things turned out differently. So I decided to go ahead with some consulting and now I am sure it’s totally worth the price. I had a tight time-frame and with the holidays in between, but the results were still amazing. Bryant was very professional and helpful during the whole way, starting in getting to know my story, diving into last year’s applications and very helpful in the brainstorming sessions as well as proofreading all the copies until I got things right.

The whole system that Veritas prep has with the head consultant, school specialists and directors gets you not only one opinion, but a great array of opinions based on the different experiences. I found it very beneficial and would say it’s one of the great strengths of this consulting program. At the end of the day when I sent my applications I can say they were much better than what I could have done on my own, greatly improving the chances of acceptance and exceeding my expectations.

I strongly recommend the Veritas Prep school package and Bryant as head consultant.

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Wonderful Service April 07 | 2015
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     By Anonymous 0 0
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: Sekou White

I signed up for the Veritas school package and got assigned Sekou White as my Head Consultant. Sekou did an amazing job prepping me for the application process: He is insightful, kind, easygoing and gave amazing feedback. He was always willing to chat on the phone about any questions or concerns that I had at any point of the process. He was also extremely quick at responding to questions over email. He ensured that I got everything done in in a timely manner and that I got my story across in the most accurate way. Being an NYU Stern-grad himself, he also had wonderful advice about business school and NYU in general.

As a result, I got admitted to my 2 top choice schools.

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     By Selenarobn 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages | Consultant: Dia Draper

Below, you can find a review of the Veritas Prep consulting package! It's a lot of information. So, if you have a quick question about any of the topics below, you can shoot me a PM. If you just want a thumbs up or down because "ain't nobody got time to read the whole thing," I feel you. Know that I give two thumbs up, and I gained entrance into my school of choice! Let the review begin--

Initial Meeting

To begin the process, a head consultant calls to introduce himself or herself. During the meeting, he or she gets a better understanding of your goals and vision. My consultant, Dia, a former associate admissions director, had an impressive knowledge base and was able, from the beginning, to help me better articulate my goals in a way that would get an admissions director's attention (in a positive way), making me more likely to get an interview.

Personal MBA Game Plan

After the initial meeting, I received my personalized MBA Game Plan. It served as the road map to get me into my target program. It detailed my strengths (academic preparedness) and weaknesses (nontraditional work experience) and how to address both clearly and concisely.

School Specialist Introduction

Next in the process is a chat with a school specialist, a person who attended one of the schools you intend to apply to for admission. This person tells you what parts of the program you should discuss in your applications. They can also tell you about their interview questions and of course the student experience. My specialist was Dakotah, she was amazing in that she had admissions experience and alumni experience. She was thoughtful, organized and provided all the things I needed to make my profile stand out--she told me about classes to discuss in my interview and application, professors who had interests that matched mine and student clubs that aligned with my future career goals.

Application Review/ Ultimate Admissions Committee

After you've chatted with your consultant, specialist and reviewed your game plan, it's time for you to write your essays. Once you're done, your head consultant reviews them and comments. After any necessary changes, your specialist does the same. At this point and if you finished at least two weeks prior to your applications' deadlines, then your applications are sent to the Ultimate Admissions Committee, a group of former admissions directors and associate admissions directors to provide a final review and feedback. This review brings in professionals who haven't heard your narrative. They can see things that perhaps your specialist and head consultant are blind to because they already know you, your goals and your objectives! This part of the process was beyond invaluable. It gave me a shot of confidence before submitting and a few tweaks to make my application stronger.

Interview Prep

Once you get interview invites, both your consultant and specialist will also give you mock interviews and give you feedback. By the time you've finished. you'll be a natural at discussing your work history and goals in the best light. This also helps you try out different examples and stories to use in your interview!

More Detailed Overall Review

The team at Veritas is dedicated to your success! If you have a random question before a call or interview, you can always pop an email to your consultant, and it'll get answered. I feel that working with this team truly elevated my application and confidence in the process.

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Excellent Experience February 23 | 2012
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     By piggles 210 32
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Some, but not all

This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages

I used the Veritas Prep full package for three schools based on a recommendation from a friend and had an excellent experience. PM if you want more details about my consultant--she was great. Their interview prep service was also really nice. My consultant wasn't a lead for any of the schools I applied to (my fault, not their's) but I was mock interviewed by an alums from those schools, which was a great service because they really knew their schools head to toe. I was rejected by HBS, but so are a lot of folks, and have been accepted by Notre Dame and Texas. I'm still waiting on Michigan, but that was easily my best application and interview.

I think it's important to have realistic expectations for admissions consultants. I began my process before schools published their essays by working on my resume and getting that down. Then I tackled essays as they came out and had finished products by the beginning of September. I went in expecting someone to help me refine my message, prevent any significant mistakes in my message, and act as a high-priced proofreader. A consultant can't change your GMAT score, undergrad GPA, or work experience, so purchasing services isn't going to instantly make you an attractive candidate at HBS. However, if you put the work in early on in the process, a good consultant can really help you tailor yourself to each school and make you (in my opinion) more attractive.

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Highly recommend! February 14 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages | Consultant: Richard Williams

After reading a couple of books on MBA admissions secrets I still did not feel 100% confident about my chances of getting admitted to a top MBA program (Chicago Booth). My qualifications we good, not great, and I didn't want to take any chances. Although I had reservations about spending top dollar on admissions consultants, I found that Veritas Prep was worth every penny.

Richard Williams was assigned to me as he was previously on the admissions committee at my target school. It's doubtful that I could get admitted to Booth without his help. He was knowledgeable, patient, thoughtful, responsive, passionate and went above and beyond. I could tell he genuinely enjoyed helping me achieve this very important goal and that made the experience less stressful. When I signed up for the service, I expected a proofreader for my essays; instead I met a mentor and a friend. As a testament to Richard's role in my success, he was the first person I called after receiving my acceptance to Chicago Booth.

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Thank you Veritas April 07 | 2013
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     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Some, but not all

This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages | Consultant: Larry Sochrin

I've had a wonderful experience with Veritas Prep. Everyone has his own weak points, and mine was definitely writing strong essays. My GMAT score and work experience were not too bad, but where I come from, we are not taught to say proudly that we are the best. Therefore, I had a very hard time convincing the schools that I would be the one who would save the world if I were admitted to their program.

A friend of mine told me about his great experience with Veritas Prep a few years earlier, also I subscribed to a School package. This was the best decision I made since I chose to attend a MBA program.

Larry, my consultant has been very helpful, from his objective point of view in the MBA Game Plan to the his last recommendations regarding the interview process. He was not gentle and didn't lie, trying to make me feel good, but rather was direct, blunt and honest. Certainly the best attributes of a good consultant. Thanks to him, I definitely learnt a lot during the application process, and eventually got into INSEAD!!

Regarding Veritas Prep as a whole, I am very satisfied. Aside from the consulting job, Veritas Prep has always been correct and all my requests have been treated in no time.

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     By bsp431 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages | Consultant: Rachel Shelton

After fumbling my way through B-School applications last year and receiving 4-rejection letters and 1 waitlist decision, with Rachel's fantastic help I was able to get into an amazing MBA program this year.

I got a 690 on GMATs and my work was varied without much management experience, so there was no guarantee that I would be accepted into a top 25 program. Rachel's help was definitely indispensable for getting in.

Rachel helped me decide what schools to choose, she prepared my resume and edited my essays multiple times, and she prepped me for the interviews.

I never felt like Rachel was counting the hours or giving me half her attention. She always stretched the time just a bit further to include as much as possible, and she was always up for some follow up questions even when past our time limit.

Rachel always turned all my essays around extremely quickly, even on Christmas!

4 pieces of advice for all applicants:
1. Read a book on MBA admissions before starting with a consultant, that way you won't waste the valuable consultant's time with the basics of MBA applications.
2. Finish your GMATs with at least 4 months of your first deadline, and allow time for a second or third try.
3. Apply to schools at, below, and above your expectations. That way you know you did the best you can and won't have to try again a second year. Applying two years in a row to b-schools was unbelievably exhausting.
4. Remember that work and leadership experience, and how you connect that to your future studies and work, is much more important than GMATs or your GPA. When you meet people at the school, try to gauge your experience level versus theirs. I honestly felt overwhelmed by the students' professional experience at the school I was rejected by.

Good luck!

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Veritas Works January 15 | 2014
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     By bobrossrules 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages

I used Veritas for my GMAT prep and was so impressed with their services that I decided to use them for my admissions consulting. When I expressed to them that Duke was my #1 choice, must-get-in-at-all-costs, dream school they assigned me to one of their consultants, Scott Bryant, who was a Fuqua alum. It was a great match as Scott gave me some great feedback on my goals, essays, and resume as well as some great career advice thrown in for good measure! Applying for B school is such a stressful process and I cannot tell you how crucial Scott was in making it bearable. It all worked out in the end though as I was accepted to DUKE!

I'd like to think that applying to business school is a team effort. You are the captain, no doubt, but it really helps to surround yourself with good 'teammates': people who will provide you with great recommendations, alumni who will talk to you about the program, friends who will buy you are drink when you are tired of writing essays, and of course a solid admissions consultant who will help polish everything you put together! Thanks Scott and thanks Veritas!

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Toolbox of Awesome December 25 | 2013
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     By Kessen 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages

Who knows if I'll get in.
I haven't yet applied, so, I'm saying "Dream" for now, because I think I actually might, though I know I don't deserve it.

I'm pretty much a "no chance" candidate, statistically, for my target schools. HBS, GSB, Sloan, and Haas is my "gimme."

I'm not really stressing it though, because after having worked with Veritas over the last few months, I'm quite sure I couldn't have realistically prepared a better package.

I generally hate signing up for websites and boards, but I'm doing this just so I can tell the world how awesome these guys are.

Someone else said it, having a "head consultant" plus four "specialists" whom graduated from your target schools, this is great.

Emily, head consultant, plays project manager, level 1-3 editor, fire department, cheerleader, psychologist, project manager again, enforcer, communications switchboard, you name it. I was freaked about having to handle work/comm streams from 5 people, she makes it easy. No, it isn't easy. She helps you focus own best efforts. That's better than "easy."

The school specific consultants are great too. Name drops: Drew, Amanda, Heidy, Mark, these people are great at what they do, and they really do care, or, they are good enough at acting like it.

You think you've got all these great essay ideas, drama stories for why this person should or shouldn't be a recommender, this thing you did was so big and the world will be impressed by it....yes, no, maybe, think again.... Veritas did a great job of providing the external, dispassionate "admissions dry-run" perspective.

6 months ago, I thought, "I can do this myself, I don't need help." When I hit a test score plateau, OK, I need help, this is totally "odds against." Looking back, I feel like a genuine idiot in thinking I didn't need help, now having got it.

I don't have a lot of money, probably make much less than the average applicant. One might think, "this is expensive." Yes, it is. But if you're going to spend banzai money on B school anyway, so, comparatively, it isn't. Dare I say, the chance of you having the opportunity to spend such banzai money will be greatly multiplied by going and putting some Veritas bombs on your admissions weapons hardpoints.

I'm having fun writing this. Normally such a subject wouldn't be fun to write about. It's fun to write about because Veritas was just that good to work with.

I'm saying, Veritas is a toolbox of awesome. Make sure you pick one up.

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1 Commented by TheAlbatross on June 05, 2014
Hi Kessen,

Hope things turned out alright! I'm in a similar boat and would love to hear your thoughts now that you're through the process. Would you change anything about your initial Veritas assesment?
Thank You Veritas! January 06 | 2014
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     By Anonymous 1 3
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: Richard Williams

I'm a very thorough person when it comes to making decisions. I carefully explore all options before committing to something. I talked to 8 Admissions Consulting firms before ultimately selecting Veritas Prep, and it was the best decision I have ever made.

What drove me to Veritas was their unique business model in which I was paired with not only a main consultant, but a school specialist for each MBA program I applied to. These school specialists really have the inside scoop. They knew things (student life, culture, specific classes) about each MBA program that could not be easily found online. This helped me tailor my applications as well as my interviews, boosting my overall application.

I was accepted into Booth because of Veritas. Veritas made my application so much stronger that I was offered a $50K merit scholarship. Thank you Veritas - without you, this would not have been possible.

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