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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.


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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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Would Highly Recommend Daria!
February 18 | 2017
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     By ladyremington 0 5
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Daria Burke

I had a great experience with Veritas and would highly recommend it to anyone who has considered hiring a consultant to help with the MBA application process. I chose the Veritas Comprehensive school package so that I wouldn't have to worry about counting hours, # or calls and revisions, etc. You get paired with a head consultant (I think they pair you with someone from a similar career background) who will be your main point of contact through the process and helps you craft the bulk of your application. Then you are also assigned school specialists to provide any school specific advice and focus areas that are important to highlight. Finally, you have the "final director review" who looks over your entire application before you submit. It was extremely helpful to have three different opinions on the strength/weaknesses of my application and helped me make necessary edits to create a strong application that was tailored to each school.

I credit my positive experience to being paired with Daria for my consultant. She's the best!!! She guided me through the application process and helped me craft strong essays that illustrated my values, goals, and reasons for wanting an MBA. During our initial strategy call, she was enthusiastic in not only hearing about my goals but also genuinely getting to know me as a person. She asked engaging questions to help me brainstorm content to write about and provided great feedback during each round of essay revisions. She was extremely responsive it often felt like I was her only client! From the initial call, I knew that I was in good hands and that she had my best interest in mind. Most importantly, she was a great mentor and kept me sane through this LONG AND PERILOUS journey. Without Daria, I really don't know if I could have gotten into NYU!

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Highly Recommend
February 13 | 2017
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     By DAL21 0 5
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages

I got the two school package and would definitely recommend it to others. Overall, I was pleased with the process and ended up getting into one of my top choices, which I am obviously thrilled about (and definitely made it worth the money). I found the essay assistance particularly useful as writing is not my strong suit. My head consultant and school specialists were not only able to help with the review of my essays, but they also were critical to my brainstorming/introspection process and helping me figure out what direction I wanted to go in with my essays. In addition, my head consultant was there to answer all my one-off questions and provide additional assistance throughout the process. She provided me with a variety of resources to make the process easier for me, including a schedule/timeline to complete my various work streams, a sample resume format, and a sample recommender packet.
It was also extremely useful to get multiple sets of eyes on my application. Between my head consultant, the school specialist and director review, I was confident in the strength of the application I was submitting. I would strongly recommend using an admissions consultant if you are planning on applying to MBA programs - I have zero regrets about my decision to use Veritas Prep.

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Excellent consulting service
February 12 | 2017
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     By ribosome32 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rahul Pushkarna

Rahul's guidance throughout the application process was very helpful, and I fully recommend his services. After working with Rahul, I was accepted to my first choice program.

Rahul helped me craft my "story" (why I wanted to apply for an MBA at this particular point in time, what I wanted to do after my MBA, what I expected to get out of the program, how my prior experiences had led me to this point etc.). He also helped me tighten and focus my essays, through timely and insightful feedback. Finally, he helped me practice for the interviews, which was key to performing well on the day.

Rahul was a pleasure to work with and made the entire application process less stressful. As someone who was skeptical of admissions consulting, I have no doubt that my application was stronger as a result of Rahul's feedback and guidance.

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     By Tah340 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Nitin Agrawal

I had a great experience working with Veritas and Nitin. The sales team was very helpful in finding out which package and then consultant would be best for my needs (12 hour package). Once I had my first call with Nitin, I felt like I fully understood the timing and steps of the application process, which helped me focus my time where it was most needed, e.g., goal defining, networking, essay writing. We spent most of the time on my essays, and Nitin always provided feedback in a way that helped my own story shine through. Also, even though we were short on time, Nitin offered to conduct a mock interview, which I found very helpful as I'm coming up on two interviews in the next two weeks. Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend working with Veritas and Nitin!

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Hourly Consulting with Ijeoma
February 09 | 2017
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     By missxtyne 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Ijeoma Arum

I did multiple hourly consulting packages with different consultants for the schools that I applied to ensure that my essays were up to par. Ijeoma stood out to me as she was incredibly detail-oriented and brutally honest which is exactly what I needed. She gave me a great perspective into the viewpoint of the AdCom. My CBS application started off with a lot of general statements which she quickly pointed out and gave me great ideas for forming a detailed, cohesive narrative. It was helpful to have her as a CBS alum editing my essays for the additional insight into the program that couldn't be gained from just looking at websites or talking to students. Ijeoma was the most hands-on with my essays which ultimately ended up helping me get admitted!

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Veritas prep was great!
February 06 | 2017
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     By mynameismatt 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dave Gent

I can't strongly enough say how much of a pleasure it was to work with Veritas prep and all of their consultants. My head consultant, Dave Gent, was always available and ready with thought-provoking commentary. He kept me calm, motivated, and on pace during an extremely stressful process. He pushed me to stretch myself in areas I normally struggle and I am quite certain I would not have had the success I did have without his continued support.

Overall, Veritas and its consultants exceeded my expectations and I would absolutely recommend their services to anyone applying to top MBA programs (I got admitted to UC Berkeley and Kellogg).

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     By massimilianogo 1 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Andreea

Both the company and my consultant, Andreea, have my highest recommendation. I was positively impressed right from the first call, I am now waiting for my interview and I will update this review at the end of the process.

First call & my choice
Right from the start I knew that I needed the help of a professional to maximise the chances of being admitted to a top program. My degree from a southern European university, combined with my job in a niche IT sector, doesn’t make me a traditional top B school candidate.
I have called the top 10 companies on this website and only 2 of them genuinely answered my questions without doing an awkward sales pitch in the final 20 min. When I looked at the 2 contracts choosing Veritas was a no brainer as there was no clause specifying consultant hours (A clause which I was amazed to see as there is no way for us to verify the actual hours spent..)

My consultant: Andreea
After doing the initial behavioural test I was paired with Andreea, she is very nice, competent and has my highest recommendation. I appreciate and honest direct feedback and that’s what I got right from the start
I work long hours, have to flight to a foreign country every week and spend most of my days in highly secure locations (no phones allowed!) – despite that Andreea has been able to accommodate all my requests and meet me out of hours, over the weekends and during the Christmas holidays.
Due to completely unforeseen family issues and my crazy work commitments I had to start the entire application process a lot later than I previously planned. The timelines were very tight, however Andreea laid out a plan

The structure & process
The process roughly works like this
1. You respond to some background and behavioural questions
2. You are paired with a consultant, which will be your “project manager”, the person you will be dealing with directly for most of the application process
3. You have an initial call to know your consultant, present yourself, discuss your school selection, drivers and finally discuss about the next task
4. You create an outline for each one of the essays you are going to prepare – this was very helpful even if the final essay didn’t follow the initial structure at all
5. You write the essays and then submit them for your consultant review. When the consultant believes they’re in a good shape she will involve a specialist for each of the schools you are applying to – someone that has actually worked in the school admission office – and you have a follow up call with them
6. You fill in the online application form and submit the PDF for final review
7. Click on the submit button and hope for the best!
Throughout the process you will be emailing your dedicated consultant & you will get a response back in a day, holidays and weekends included. I had a call with my school specialist on the late afternoon of new years evening...I was really impressed.

I will be updating this review with additional details, but if you are looking for the best admission consultancy look no further and schedule an initial call.

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Veritas Prep - 3 School Package
February 04 | 2017
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     By OsmosisJ 9 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Andreea

I worked with Andreea for my application to three schools: HBS, Wharton and MIT. Andreea's specialist knowledge was very helpful in the process, her knowledge of HBS especially was excellent. The process itself was highly structured and it enabled the application process to be broken down into smaller chunks which was useful as the process can seem quite intimidating before you start. Andreea's guidance helped me to find my own voice within the essays, at no point was I dictated what to write and this is something I appreciated greatly. Overall it was a highly professional process and I would recommend.

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