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


Asking Stratus to assist with my applications was one of the best decisions I made all year. As someone from an atypical background, it was critical that I had someone to guide me through the process. They helped me portray who I am in a way that would resonate with Admissions Committee members. … I was presenting the best “me” possible.

Kellogg Admit

Overall, I am highly satisfied with the counseling services of Stratus Admissions Counseling. They provided great support at each step to review, improve, and validate my MBA story. Initially, when I signed up with Stratus, I was very nervous about the application process. My counselor kept me motivated and on schedule.

Wharton Admit

Working with Stratus Admissions was one of the better decisions I have ever made. Not only did they do their job—get me into one of my dream schools (Berkeley Haas)—they did so much more. Thanks to Stratus, I have reflected on my unique career and life goals in such detail that I have gone from having a vague idea about what I want to do to knowing concrete plans that I am so excited to pursue. They also helped me figure out what my resume gaps were and find ways to address the gaps. The result has been me getting more involved with the community, creating one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in recent years.

Berkeley Haas Admit

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