Admissionado is a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm. Admissionado stands out from the crowd by recruiting the sharpest diagnosticians (is that a word?) on the planet, who achieve results by developing strong personal connections with each and every client. Learn more about their unique approach and value.
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It was great working with Admissionado!I spent atleast 8 days searching for the right consultant and I am so glad that i decided to go with them. Right from the beginning Claudia was always there to help me and make sure that I am satisified with the services I am getting.She helped me find the perfect consultant and I am glad that I decided to go ahead with them.I worked with Bhavik for my application and it was a great journey indeed.The client questionnaire shared in the beginning was a great start and covered almost all aspects and made me dig deeper. With every essay draft, Bhavik made sure that I bring out the best in me and helped me shape my story in the best way possible.This not only helped me in the college I decided to work on with Admissionado but in all my applications.I would highly recommend anyone planning for quality work in a decent price.It was totally worth the money and I am glad that I had Bhavik & Claudia in this journey.
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I worked with Julie and Claudia for a 3-school package. It was money down the drain. First, they started with a half-hearted intro call and sent me a questionnaire. They copy pasted my answers and called it my "action plan". Next, for all the essay editing, they just put 'Why?' and 'How?' after every paragraph and had no good content to suggest. My consultant didn't even bother to brainstorm essay content before beginning with a new school and gave no personal touch to my stories.
Besides general essay editing, they don't help much. Even when I asked about general school stuff via emails, they straight away refused to help without additional dollars. Many times, I used to get emails that I should take rush service for $250. It was very frustrating that they were more focused on selling more services than concentrating on improving my work.
Also, I wouldn't trust the 5-star reviews for Admissionado. Most of them would turn out to be paid reviews. They also offered me a $100 discount on a service if I gave a 5-star review. I consulted with them on 3 schools - dinged everywhere. I did 4 schools separately - got invites from all of them. I would suggest reconsidering partnering up with them if you are new to this whole MBA admissions process as things may seem to be going great, but the results would speak differently.
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I worked with Mark as a reapplicant to four M7 schools. I ended up with admits from 3 of them and a waitlist from the fourth. From the very first Skype call, I felt I was working with a very seasoned consultant who knows the nuances of getting into an M7 school. I found Mark to be excellent at understanding my goals, beliefs, and experiences. He took enough time to walk through all facets of my life so far and followed up with detailed discussions.
As a re-applicant, I experienced a world of difference in his approach and its effectiveness when compared to my previous consultant in another online-based consulting service. He pushed me hard to link what I have done so far and what I want to do post business school and helped me develop a strong theme. He is also sincere and doesn't hold back on what he feels, and this was very useful for me. End of the day, you don't want a consultant who tells you everything is good all along and the results telling a different story.
I highly recommend Mark and Admissionado to anyone who wants to get into a top school. He will not only help you strategize better but will also help you self reflect and bring out a purpose which you couldn't articulate coming into the admission season.
I would also like to add that the Admissionado staff are amazing. Claudia and Andriana are great at managing the overall process and make things very organized for the applicant and the consultant. Working with Admissionado was a pleasurable experience.
To say the least, I am really impressed with Julie's work on my business school application. I normally don't write these types of reviews, but I think this case merits one. I come from a non traditional background and didn't really know how to apply for business school. After a pretty in-depth initial discussion with Claudia, I was paired with Julie, one of the more seasoned professionals at Admissionado. All in all, I am satisfied with my decision.
Basically, how it works - we had a thorough first talk where I discussed my past experiences, short and long term goals, and how business school fits in the picture, and then I began writing. I would write a draft and a few days later receive her copy, not really with edits, but more with comments (like 2 times the size of the actual essay) on how I should organize, what areas I should leave out, and what areas I should expand upon. After about 4 or so exchanges, I could really see how my essays evolved, becoming coherently organized and laser focused. And given that I was still in control throughout the entire process, I became more confident and motivated with what I was writing.
In conclusion, people will go either way about hiring or not an admissions consultant and the decision really depends on your current situation and where you are coming from. I come from a non-trad background and was looking for an extra set of experienced eyes throughout the process. Admissionado, one of the oldest and most reputable admissions consultancies out there, provided just that. If you are hesitating, I would just plan a free consultation to learn more.
As for me, I took the leap and don't regret it. I applied in late October and received the admissions call before winter break from Columbia - couldn't be more happy!
I discovered Admissionado through ApplicantLab and for me, it was love at first sight. I scrawled through all the content on the website and read all the reviews on GMAT Club. I signed up to have John as my consultant and after my initial call with him, I went ahead to pay for the Junior Deluxe. John is as humane as anyone can get. He kept believing in me even when I found it hard to do. He shared his own MBA journey with me which made me more at peace and he would get personal because he needed to explain an anecdote.
In the last application season, I applied to seven schools and I was subsequently rejected from all. I worked on two schools with Admissionado this season and I'm proud to say I was admitted into both schools. I received a partial scholarship from my first choice school and I can't be more than grateful.
Another point to add was the personalized service that Claudia (Admissionado's Operations Director) and Andriana gave me. Thank you so much, Admissionado!
I worked with Julia Hazen from Admissionado on 2 applications, both junior deluxe package.
Julia was instrumental in helping me get through my application process, and I can't be grateful enough! Having come from management consulting, I am trying to pivot into the social impact sphere post-MBA. Julia used her extensive international development experience to help me all the way from narrowing my school list to shaping my story to making my essays more credible.
I want to call attention particularly to how she helped me determine my story - given I have several experiences that don't necessarily string together seamlessly, this advice was crucial and laid the foundation for my apps!
Moreover, Julia transformed my essays - she was supportive but also very constructive, pushing me to deliver probably the best essays I've written. Whenever I had questions about an essay prompt or on her feedback, I would email Julia and her timely and insightful responses provided me with much-needed guidance during my times of stress and confusion.
All and all, I am very grateful for all the help from Julia and the Admissionado team, and can’t thank them enough. I absolutely think they were worth it (in fact, the junior package made the deal honestly very attractive) and would highly recommend their services!
I am very happy with services received from Admissionado, and in particular, with the work done by Julie Bowman. Admissionado and Julie were very professional, effective, and responsive. Julie was able to guide me through the process step by step on a timely basis. The most important aspect of Julie is that she was bright to connect my story/background with what the admission committee was looking for in an appropriate language. Her knowledge and experience working with a diverse group of candidates were key in my successful essays and letters of recommendation. I would like to highlight that she was very assertive in her comments and suggestions to me and my recommenders. In addition, Admissionado program was good and effective. From the beginning to the end, I received a very personalized service. They paired me with the right consultant considering my b-school options and background. In the first few sessions, expectations were set with a clear agenda which then facilitated us to manage time and workload better. Moreover, the Admissionado’s revision and feedback policy within 72 hours was convenient and effective, and helped me to prepare and plan ahead. Thanks Julie and Admissionado for their great job.
Julie and the team at Admissionado were incredible in helping me package up my life's experience in a really compelling way. They took the time to understand my work, personal and extracurricular background before diving into providing suggestions for how I package everything together. The team had a knack for identifying 'winning' ideas, while gently dismissing those that weren't right.
Whether on Skype or over email, their light-hearted attitude helped keep the mood positive, even during the more stressful parts of the application process. Julie in particular was an absolute joy to work with and I would highly recommend working with her.
Stoked to have been admitted to my three dream schools.
For anyone thinking about hiring a consultant, I definitely and very strongly recommend Admissionado. Claudia is super helpful and replies promptly to any admin related question you may have. Their initial questionnaire is great because it gets you thinking about alllll the things you've ever achieved (even if you don't think it's relevant) - it's a great way to start brainstorming the essays.
Now coming to Mandy - she is AMAZING! I barely had any clue what I wanted to do after the MBA, but she managed to help me realise my aspirations and develop my story very organically. I think she was the perfect fit for me - she had a wide range of professional experiences, and was able to help me draw parallels.
She was very patient with me, but also knew when to push me when I was taking too long to send across drafts. And every single edit I got back from her had a lot of constructive comments, rather than simple grammar edits (which I have seen a lot of consultants do) - I felt that she was very invested in my journey, and I could not recommend her enough.
I also signed up for the Resume review package - she was great with that too!
They helped me get into my dream school, and for that I will always be grateful!
When I was searching for an MBA counselor, I was told by a few counselors that I would not get into any top program as I hold another MS degree in business. To be honest, I was starting to doubt whether or not to apply and started to question why I wanted to apply in the first place. However, Julia was extremely optimistic and encouraging from the start and her advice and guidance were very helpful - she not only helped me craft great applications that allowed me to get into HBS and Wharton, but she also helped me re-define and better understand why I wanted to do an MBA in the first place. I couldn't recommend her and Admissionado enough.