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 contacted Stratus late in the game of my application process. I needed as much help as possible in less than a week’s time before applications were due. Though I had the grades, my LSAT score was just average, and I needed my essays to shine. I spoke with other companies, but in my first conversation with [my counselor], she showed me that she didn’t consider me just a “client,” another application, or a number. She cared about my story, my experiences, [and] what was important to me, and helped me to use those things to craft applications that not only showed schools why I was a unique candidate but that reflected me as a person and showed them why I was a candidate they wanted. Her personal attention didn’t stop there. She was willing to work with me in the short time we had and to work around my crazy schedule. Calls, emails... even while she was at the airport getting ready to board a flight. [She] and Stratus followed up with me after applications were submitted as well to check in. This is the team you want backing you in one of the most stressful times of your life.

Law School Admit

I highly recommend working with Stratus Admissions. My counselor worked with me to set a realistic timeline, was always flexible, and was great about keeping me on track. She was extremely responsive and knowledgeable about the programs and would reach out to her peers at Stratus to help. I was ultimately accepted to three top-ten programs and will be headed to my dream school this fall!

Columbia Business School 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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