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12 out of 12 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
10 out of 11 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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Dia-Veritas Prep
December 11 | 2017
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     By mboston20 0 0
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Consultant: Dia Draper

I was lucky enough to be paired with Dia for help with the admission process, and I am so thankful for all of her support and guidance. Dia was fantastic and from the day we had our first phone conversation, I could tell she was completely invested in seeing me succeed. Dia was highly accessible through phone, email, and text and she was there to help me every step of the way. I applied to 3 schools and Dia helped me prepare for school visits/interviews and provided support when I retook my GMAT.
Of the 3 schools I applied to, Duke-Fuqua was my number one and Dia advised me to apply in the Early Action round to have the best shot at admission. Although the application was due in early September, Dia worked with me throughout the summer reviewing drafts of my essays, refining my story, and connecting me with a Fuqua specialist admissions consultant at Veritas for extra support. The Fuqua specialist was incredibly helpful in preparing me for my interview, and I greatly appreciated his invaluable insights and learning about his experience at Fuqua.
I applied to the 3 schools in the earliest rounds available and ultimately, I was accepted into Fuqua!! I cannot imagine having gone through this process without Dia’s guidance and I wholeheartedly recommend her!

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Veritas Prep - Emily A
November 21 | 2017
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     By kylek4817 0 0
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Consultant: Emily A

Veritas's depth of experience and comfort with the entire MBA application process was evident from the get-go. Originally, I planned to apply for August 2019 matriculation. After using Veritas's online GMAT course and receiving a much higher score on my first try than anticipated, I decided to explore applying a year early. At this point, it was already mid-August. Luckily, the first deadline for my top target school (and the only school I ended up applying to) was set for less than 6 weeks away.

By the time I matched with Emily, she already knew my situation and was more than willing to work hard alongside me to meet the approaching deadline. Throughout the process, her responsiveness, logical approach, willingness to explain (and re-explain!), and depth of knowledge were crucial in helping me get accepted to my dream school.

In regards to her style, I'd implore anyone looking for hand-holding, coddling, or commiseration to look elsewhere. Her logical and objective approach suited me extremely well, but it may not be for everyone. One piece that really stood out was Emily's ability to meticulously tailor my story and profile to suit not only my application profile but my school-specific application profile.

I'd highly recommend Emily and Veritas to anyone seeking admissions consulting. It was a great experience, and she added a ton of value to my application!

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     By woosifer23 7 10
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Emily A

I shouldn't need to tell anyone this, but the application process is a long, rough journey. On any given week, I would be working on essays, refining my resume, networking with school alumni, participating in extracurricular activities, and, of course, working full-time. As a result, one of the things I valued most in a consultant was efficiency. Enter: Emily.

If responsiveness and punctuality weren't top characteristics you were considering in a consultant, think again. Emily went above and beyond in this regard, and I truly believe that made all the difference. What's the point of thought-provoking feedback if you have you have to rush to implement it? I can't guarantee this for everyone, and I certainly didn't expect it for myself, but Emily usually returned a full essay review in less than a day - and by that, I mean I would email her Monday night, and she would return it Tuesday morning. This incredible turn-around time was a valuable luxury in an otherwise hectic process.

Another aspect I really appreciated about Emily was her feedback style. She is a straight-shooter, and would immediately re-direct me in times of uncertainty. That's not to say she was insensitive - because that's not true - but she was candid in her review and I really valued that. I didn't need someone to make me feel good about my writing, I needed someone to understand my story, review my work, and help me get into business school. The end result? I got in!

All this to say, if you get the chance, I highly recommend working with Emily.

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     By mayers 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Michael T.

Mike has been an amazing consultant and support system as I have been applying to MBA schools. He has been great at helping me manage my time and understand how much to spend on GMAT, essays, recommendations, interviews, etc. Mike was always available to talk whenever I needed and would check in with me when I was busy with other work or personal obligations to make sure I was staying on track with the application process. I would have not been able to get through this process without Mike's assistance and mentoring. I would highly recommend utilizing Veritas Prep for admission consulting, and even more so if someone could have Mike as their consultant.

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Travis is the best
November 01 | 2017
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     By lfb22 0 0
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Consultant: Travis Morgan

Travis was a fantastic consultant and I believe he is why I got into a top ten program. I originally applied to 4 schools using a different consultant and was rejected from all of them without an interview. I always knew that it would be difficult to get into the top schools coming from NYC and having a finance background, but I had not anticipated getting rejected from every one. I then applied in the last round to a school just out of the top ten and was accept for the following year.

I decided to reapply and had spoken with Travis multiple times as I was choosing what to do and eventually chose him to be my consultant. From the very beginning he spent a lot of time asking about me and pulling out every detail from both my professional and personal life which became super important later as we were writing the essays. He then discussed how I should approach a reapplication and really hammered home what was different about my application. As a former journalist, he is fantastic at extracting the important details and making my background sound unique.

Over the next few months he spent countless hours going back and forth on drafts to make my essays fantastic. One of the biggest differences between Travis and my prior consultant was that he always made himself available to walk through changes as he worked with me to come to a finished product we both thought was great. I was also very impressed by his knowledge about each school and what they were looking for in an applicant.

As a result, I reapplied to 2 top ten schools and got into the one that I wanted. I couldn’t be happier with the whole process and the results. I would recommend Travis to anyone who is looking for an extremely knowledgeable consultant that will work tirelessly with you to develop the best application for you. I believe he cares just as much about you getting into school as you do.

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Wonderful experience
October 27 | 2017
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     By chlli021 0 0
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Consultant: Purvi Tank

I had a wonderful experience working with Purvi. She was the head consultant for my 3-school package. I had only 6 weeks until the school deadlines when I started the process so I had a lot of anxiety. Purvi made it really easy for me. She was very insightful in helping me brainstorm my story during the initial call and gave me a lot of valuable input in essay writing in terms of structure and content, ensuring that the story was presented the best way possible for each school I was applying to. Purvi is not only great at what she does but also is personable and encouraging. The MBA application process was stressful. Whenever I wanted to talk about any part of my application, whether it’s about my essays, resume, recommendations, schools, or interview prep, she was always there to answer my questions and address my concerns. She has a very quick turnaround and is flexible to work around my schedule when needed. I applied to 3 schools (top 10), got invites from 2, and admitted to my top choice (so I withdrew from the other invite). It wouldn’t have been possible without Purvi’s help. She is super knowledgeable, reliable and friendly and I highly recommend her! I was worried that spending thousands of dollars on admissions consulting might not have been a smart decision. But looking back, it was worth every penny!

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Top notch
October 11 | 2017
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     By afabmp 63 40
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I worked with Emily on a 3-school package in a round w/ 7 total applications. I only had ~6 weeks from start-to-finish, so I didn't have very high expectations for the quality of app I'd be able to produce.

Emily helped me in ways I'm not sure I'd have been able to help myself. I sometimes struggle with project management, but having her to keep the train moving when I felt tired, beat, etc. was invaluable. She was able to keep things moving even while I was 9 time zones away _and_ during the holiday season.

The application felt like a marathon, not a sprint (even in so short a period), and w/o Emily I'm not sure I could've gotten into my top-choice (HSW).

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Dia Draper- Veritas Prep
July 05 | 2017
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     By dkasper 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

I purchased the three school package (Wharton, HBS, CBS) from Veritas Prep. My head consultant was Dia Draper.

The process as a whole was very positive. Dia got to know me, my background, etc. She asked me to take the GMAT a second time, which I did. She helped me to work my 'ground game' with the schools, events, etc. During essay season, the school specialists helped me to understand the best way to position my story. Dia then helped with the versions. She was very responsive and turnaround times were great. Dia helped me prep for my interviews as well.

Overall, Dia was worth every penny. The school specialists were good. The Ultimate Admissions Committee turns out to actually only be one person, but it's great to have their feedback since they don't know you, your story, etc.

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