Unique Team Approach

Just as the admissions committees will perform multiple reads of your application, our staff of highly skilled admissions experts will repeatedly review and provide feedback on your applications throughout the process. Stratus is the only firm that employs this model.

Four-School Guarantee

We invest in your MBA goals like no other admissions consulting firm. If you apply to four schools in Round 1 and are not accepted at your targets, we will support your application to two additional schools in Round 2—at no cost to you!

Depth of Experience

We have helped more than 5,000 applicants from more than 50 countries gain admission to their target programs and earn millions of dollars in scholarship money.

Personalized Attention

Our personalized approach not only pairs you with a dedicated counselor who will coach and guide you throughout the application process but also connects you with our entire team of admissions experts for additional support.

Expert Admissions Counselors

Our counselors have advanced degrees in the same fields as the clients they support, including MBAs, JDs, and other master’s specialties from the country’s top programs. Our team combines decades of wisdom and experience with profound admissions committee insights.

Proven Track Record of Success

Our approach has helped young professionals gain admission into all of the top schools worldwide including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UPenn, MIT, Columbia, INSEAD as well as dozens of others.


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Satisfied Customers


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

The school I’m now attending is a huge testament to how fortunate I am to have worked with you, and yet, given how much I feel I’ve benefited from your advice throughout this process, my ultimate decision is just another way this experience exceeded my wildest expectations. Thank you for such a phenomenal experience.

Yale Law Admit

I can’t thank you enough for your support. … You served both as a sounding board and an influential voice throughout the process. I have said many times, I shudder to think of what my application would have looked like without you.

Stanford GSB Admit

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