Stratus Admissions Counseling has the experience and proven results to get YOU into your dream business school

Since 2006, we have helped thousands of applicants from more than 50 countries gain admission to their target business schools—and earn millions of dollars in merit scholarships—with our unique team-based approach. Our dedicated team is there every step of the way to help YOU as an applicant.

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Why choose Stratus?

Team-based, personalized approach to MBA admissions consulting

Just as business school admissions committees will read your application multiple times, our staff of highly skilled admissions counselors, the majority of whom are former admissions committee members, will repeatedly review and provide feedback on your application materials throughout the process. We not only pair you with a dedicated Admissions Counselor who will coach, mentor, and guide you—we also connect you with an admissions strategist, school-specific reviewers, and a proofreader who provide additional support.

Expert MBA Admissions Counselors

Our team members combine decades of wisdom and experience with profound insights on how admissions committees think. Having relevant information and critical work experience means our team understands the hard work and the nuances involved in pursuing a higher-education degree. As alumni of top-ranked business schools, we can also speak to the challenges of and offer introspection about the business school application process. Our expertise will help you find schools that will be the best fit for your career goals.

Personalized services for every step of the process

Whether you’re looking to revise your application essays, receive guidance on articulating your goals, update your resume, or prepare for your interview, our counselors will be by your side throughout your admissions journey. They can identify and help mitigate weaknesses in your profile, all while keeping you motivated during the sometimes grueling application process.

MBA Four-School Guarantee

We at Stratus invest in your MBA application goals like no other admissions consulting firm. If you are working with us on four or more business school applications in Round 1 and are not accepted to any of those programs, we will support your applications to two more schools in Round 2—at no additional cost to you! That’s how committed we are to your success.

We have a proven record of success and a clear understanding of how to help you get into your target programs and reach your career goals

Our team-based, personalized approach to admissions counseling has helped young professionals gain admission to all the top-ranked schools worldwide, including Harvard Business School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, UPenn Wharton, MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, and INSEAD, as well as dozens of others.


Five-Star Reviews on Google and GMAT Club

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in Merit Scholarships in 2022–2023

Ranked MBA Admissions Counselor in 2021 (#3 in 2022 and 2023) on Poets&Quants

Business school applicants love working with us! Read what just a few of the thousands of happy Stratus clients have to say:

If you are looking for someone who can bring out the best in you and keep your confidence high throughout, I would blindly go for Jennifer. The entire Status process is very comprehensive, and the team is very credible and supportive.

Northwestern Kellogg Admit

I cannot sing your praises enough. I am at Michigan thanks to all your help! Every time people ask for advice about the process, I always recommend they check out Stratus. You have been a huge help over the past several months. There is no way I could have done it without your guidance.

Michigan Law Admit

From day 1, Melisa has been such a pleasure to work with. She brought insight and experience for each program I applied to and helped me highlight my strengths throughout my application. I could tell that Melisa genuinely cared about my success, and now I see her as more of a friend than an admissions consultant. I would recommend Melisa to anyone interested in pursuing an MBA!

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