MBA Testimonials

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

I had the unique experience of working with Stratus Admissions Counseling for two application seasons. In 2016, my counselor helped me get accepted to three elite MBA programs. However, unforeseeable circumstances forced me to postpone my plans to pursue an MBA. Because I had such a great experience in the past, when I was ready to reapply, I contacted my counselor at Stratus immediately to ask her if she was willing to help me again. This has proven to be one of the best decisions that I have ever made, as I was accepted by five elite MBA programs this year, with scholarships from four of them.

Harvard Business School Admit

The team at Stratus really was thorough with helping edit my essays, and they all came out remarkably polished. I could not recommend [my counselor] enough, as with her help on a two-school package, I got into both schools with scholarships! My sister who went through the MBA application process with [another] firm remarked that Stratus was much more accessible, responsive, and had more resources than what she got. Overall, I could not be more thrilled with my choice of Stratus, and with the scholarship, it was an investment that paid huge dividends!

Business School Admit

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

I used Stratus Admissions Counseling last year for my MBA application. They assigned a team of four consultants to me. It was a wonderful experience! I got into Wharton—very thankful for the support I got from Stratus.

Wharton Admit

From my first consultation call, my counselor was honest with me. She straight up told me that [Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton] would be a very uphill climb but that she would do everything in her power to help me achieve that goal. My counselor was extremely supportive and provided a very personalized experience. She took the effort to really get to know me—where I come from, where I want to go, what my beliefs and motivations were, in order to help me tell my story. I am so grateful for everything she did for me. Yes, using an admissions consultant is pricey, but it is well worth getting into your dream school.

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

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

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 was very happy with the help I received from Stratus. My counselor gave me helpful feedback and turned around edits in a timely fashion. I can say with confidence that my applications were significantly stronger because of his feedback and our rounds of editing. It was clear he has a lot of knowledge about the admissions process, and he was always able to convey his feedback in a direct and honest manner. Given how competitive the admissions process is, I’m really glad that I took advantage of this resource. The extra help goes a long way.

MIT Sloan Admit

Stratus Consulting made the MBA admissions process, which can be incredibly daunting, much more manageable through their day-to-day assistance with everything from creating a personal strategy to determining appropriate individuals for recommendations to reviewing multiple essay drafts. I would highly recommend their services.

Business School Admit

I worked directly with [a counselor] who was patient enough to work with me across six time zones and two continents for six months, assisting me with a total of six applications. She was incredibly insightful about the entire process and provided consistently valuable feedback, enthusiasm, and advice, even when I was starting to inevitably get tired. I cannot recommend their services enough.

Business School Admit