MBA Admissions Testimonials

Jen Z.

admitted to Wharton (top choice)
750 on GMAT

“There is no doubt in the quality of the Stratus Team. I had a great GMAT tutor. He clearly knew the material well and was able to explain and break down problems in the simplest way. He also tailored his teaching style to suit my needs, and I really appreciated his flexibility. As for admissions counseling, the experience was just amazing. Shawn took the time out to understand my background, experience, strengths and weaknesses, career objectives, as well as my reasons for getting an MBA. He assigned me an advisor who was a Harvard Business School alumna. She was also knowledgeable about the other schools to which I applied to, and regularly checked in with me on my progress. I worked closely with both Shawn and her on application strategy, essays, and interview prep. They are insightful and very familiar with all of the programs and schools I selected. While I wrote all of my essays myself; I worked hard and the content is 100% true to my personal experience–, they provided great guidance on the structural direction. Their edits allowed my words to showcase the best part of me and to fit my experience with the targets of each school. Most importantly, they always responded quickly but thoughtfully to all of my questions, and worked with me under a tight timeline. They were also a great help when it came to mock interviews (They went through pretty much all of the questions that I encountered in the real interviews). As a result, I was fully prepared for my interviews.”


admitted to Columbia (top choice)
720 on GMAT

“Stratus Prep’s GMAT and MBA admissions services were exceptional. Before using Stratus Prep, I was just your average MBA applicant that knew very little about the admissions process. Thanks to my tutor and consultant, I was able to significantly boost my GMAT score and was accepted to an elite school. The personal admissions consulting services were top notch; it is the bump that vaulted me ahead of my competition in terms of preparation”

V. A.

admitted to INSEAD (top choice)

“Hope you are doing well. I wanted to give you a quick update – I received an acceptance call from INSEAD and am truly excited at the opportunity. I will be accepting and look forward to joining them by the end of August. Once again, I truly want to thank you for your assistance and efforts that helped me realize this dream. You provide a great service and I wish you continued success for the future.”


admitted to HBS (top choice)

“I worked with Stratus Prep and had a really positive experience. They are professional, responsive, and know the top schools inside and out. It’s a relatively small company that seems to have grown a lot through word of mouth (That’s how I heard about them.) I felt like, since they were smaller, they offered more personalized attention and customization than what I saw other friends receive from bigger counseling firms which seemed more like an assembly line.

I am heading to HBS this fall and I would not have gotten in without their help. A number of my friends and colleagues have also used Stratus. Not every single one has gotten into HBS, but they have all been admitted to top schools and feel like Stratus went above and beyond to help them craft the best possible application.”

GMAT Testimonials


“Stratus Prep actually cares about every one of their clients, and they really want you to succeed. From the first time I called to ask about GMAT Tutoring, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Just knowing they were behind me 100% made me want to do better, and I did!”


“I bought a few GMAT books, but they were confusing, disorganized, and I was never motivated to study. My Stratus Prep tutor explained concepts so I could understand them, and he assigned me lots of homework to keep me on track. It worked! I never thought I would break 700, but I got a 730!!”

Law Admissions Testimonials


“I was accepted to Harvard with a 170 on my LSAT after doing Law School Admissions with Stratus Prep! I thought my numbers were way too low, but my admissions counselor helped me with my entire strategy, including mock interviews before the real thing. I didn’t think I had a chance at Harvard, but here I am!”

LSAT Testimonials


“I was the first of my friends to take Stratus Prep’s LSAT class. After they kept hearing me bragging about my score increasing with every practice exam (up to a 171 on the real LSAT!!!), they all signed up too! Now we’re all at top-10 law schools.”


“I usually get anxious when I take standardized tests, but my Stratus Prep tutor gave me some really helpful relaxation techniques. And he taught me so well that I felt completely prepared on the day of the exam, so I had nothing to be nervous about! I actually scored 2 points higher than my highest practice test!”