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Can I get a background check before being offered admission?

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Hi there,

Is there a way to get an MBA-Style verification check right now before I even finish my application, like with Kroll or Re Vera?

I have a very unique background that includes working in finance, then getting ill and having to go on disability, then there was income with disability benefits and while I was on disability I started filmmaking (but not under an incorporated company) etc. So earnings, working dates, etc. are all very messy I could see being very delicate information in my application. I want to make sure I present in my application exactly what my background check would say so that I'm not harassed with any questioning that I may not be able to prove.

Thanks so much for any advice guys
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Yes- Stratus Prep offers hourly rates and we could have one of our counselors review your file just as if you were applying and make sure all makes sense from Adcom side. We have counselors- myself included- who have many years (15 for me) on the admissions committee side. So in an hour or two we could review your entire application and point out any issues that might raise eyebrows on the adcom side and help you develop a strategy for approaching this in the interview. To find our more: visit our free consult site at Stratus where you can explain what you are looking for and can be matched with the counselor best suited to help you through this- Link is here: https://stratusprep.com/free-consult/

And in my experience, it is not so much the details, but how you feel about the situation and how you explain it that makes all the difference. Don't feel embarrassed or bad about whatever it is- own it and focus on what you have learned from every experience! Best wishes to you!
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Thanks Donna, what I'm looking for is actually doing a background check on myself prior to submitting my application. Do you have any familiarity with such services? Many Thanks.
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Mistori3852 wrote:
Thanks Donna, what I'm looking for is actually doing a background check on myself prior to submitting my application. Do you have any familiarity with such services? Many Thanks.


Actually in all my 15 yrs in adcom I have never seen a background check ordered... it would be too expensive to do for all candidates- I think googling yourself and monitoring your social media image is all you need to do. Now if a story of you robbing a bank comes up in a google search then you have a problem- but a background check won't fix that either.

I would focus more on making sure my LinkedIn is up to date and that you remove questionable instagram, fb, etc...
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