MBA Prep School Admission Consultant Reviews

 

Reviews from company website
     13 positive reviews
Reviews from Beat the GMAT forums
     1 positive review

 


           
          MBA Prep School will help you close the major gap between being qualified and
          being accepted to a top MBA school.
                  

       "The MBA Prep School online process is simple and anyone can use it without hassle"

       “Chris and Tyler were instrumental in improving my understanding of the process"

       "MBA Prep School has brought so much value to my application and already I feel much
                    more confident “
     
         “MBA Prep School’s exercises were extremely beneficial in helping me develop
                    a successful application strategy"


       “As an applicant, what we need is a step by step methodology to create an application.
                   This is only possible with one on one coaching…”



       "I highly recommend Tyler as he is one of the main reasons I'll be attending a top 10
                   business school this fall."



Reviews from company website

 The rigorous schedule helped me stay on track and the stepped approach helped me to get to know myself better and to create strong building blocks that I was able to use in my essays. The insightful lectures gave me examples and frameworks to use when evaluating my strengths and this really made a world of difference. Writing my essays became a lot easier, and sticking with the schedule helped me have everything ready early, allowing time to go through several polishes of my essays and application before submission.

Accepted to Stanford

Having followed the MBA Prep School curriculum, I had full awareness of the content pieces and stories to use for my resume and essays. Also, I was able to differentiate the qualities that were more important to one school vs. another, which helped me pick the appropriate stories for each set of essays. To top it off, MBA Prep School has video tutorials on acing your interview.

Accepted to Harvard

The suite of videos and tools provided by MBA Prep School serve as a tremendous guide to anyone applying to top business schools.

Accepted to Kellogg

I can’t say enough good things about MBA Prep School. This series is incredibly organized and well thought-out. If you don’t have the resources to spend on getting individualized coaching, I would say that this is the next best thing.

Accepted to Duke

MBA Prep School has a comprehensive online program with seminars and tools for everything related to MBA applications – from selecting target schools to nailing the interview, and everything in between.

Accepted to Kellogg

The tools, tutorials, and (countless) videos on MBA Prep School helped me thoroughly understand my own story, strengths, weaknesses, and future goals.

Accepted to Harvard

MBA Prep School made the difference. I got into all the schools I applied to, including my dream school, Stanford!

Accepted to Stanford

The MBA Prep School Admissions Interviewing Series was a terrific way to prepare for business school interviews. They helped me get organized, and I felt completely prepared to wow my interviewers. I especially appreciated the tips and examples of how to tell my stories effectively and the STAR framework. Thank you!

Accepted to Kellogg

Thank you for making my dreams of attending a top MBA program a reality!

Accepted to Stanford

In one of the toughest years to apply, my application stood out and I received interviews at Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, and Wharton, among others.

Accepted to Harvard

Reflecting on the entire process, it would be impossible to quantify how much you helped other than to say that I’m not sure I would be attending Wharton next fall without your help!

Accepted to Wharton

I actually don’t know what to tell you – thank you doesn’t seem good enough. I couldn’t have done this without you. You made my dreams come true!

Accepted to Kellogg

The interviews prep tools MBA Prep School offered helped me to quickly and efficiently prepare for my interviews in the narrow time frame I was allotted by my schools. I was able to work through general interview prep, school specific prep and identify and overcome personal interview weaknesses all in the matter of a few short days.

Accepted to Wharton


Reviews from Beat the GMAT forums

 

Username: reillyco
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013
Total messages by user: 2

I can’t say enough about my admissions consulting experience with Lorraine Tong at MBA Prep School. When I began the application process, I had one goal in mind - to get accepted to Columbia Business School. I explored a few different admissions consultants before speaking with Lorraine. The 1st consultant reviewed my CV, and after sitting down with me for a few minutes, advised me that my background was not strong enough and that I not even apply to the likes of Columbia. Another consultant spoke with me on the phone for a few minutes and offered nothing more than generic feedback and a vague approach to the application process. Lorraine, on the other hand, provided thorough and thoughtful analysis of my background and admissions prospects, laying out a specific and strategic approach to my application and how to differentiate myself among the sea of qualified applicants. Throughout the entire process, Lorraine was intelligent, insightful, thoughtful, and patient. She worked to accommodate my changing schedule and was understanding of the stress and difficulty associated with applying to business school. Most importantly, she exhibited complete understanding of the admissions committee’s mindset and the ways to successfully navigate their essay prompts. At one point I actually argued with Lorraine when she recommended that I totally rework one of my essays, thinking my response was already pitch perfect. She confidently and deftly explained why my essay was missing the mark and brainstormed with me to help come up with the right topic.

It’s worth noting that I went through the application process a few years ago without the benefit of an admissions consultant like Lorraine. Given the various costs associated with this process - i.e. test prep classes, GMAT costs, application fees - I was certainly loath to part with even more money. I completed five applications that year and came up empty. When I revisited the process this past application season, I decided that whatever the final outcome might be, I needed to give it my all and put forth my absolute best effort. What I found was that Lorraine had an impact on every phase of the application, from my resume, to the essays, to the way I completed the actual application itself. She guided me around various pitfalls and mistakes I never would have recognized on my own, and the result was simply a much more finely tuned final product than anything I had submitted to schools in the past. Each person should obviously decide for themselves how much money they are comfortable investing into their applications, but I can attest that having Lorraine as my consultant put me in the best position to succeed.

Putting my faith in Lorraine was one of the best decisions I could have made in this process. Had I listened to that 1st consultant’s advice, I might not even have put in an application. Instead, I went with Lorraine and will be attending my dream school in the fall. I would wholeheartedly recommend Lorraine’s services to anyone applying to business school.
-Columbia Business School ‘15