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About Admissionado

Admissionado is an admissions consulting company focused on helping MBA applicants stretch their potential to go to the best MBA programs they can get into. Their team-based approach puts clients first, bringing both MBA experts and writing experts to the table. It is that blend of expertise and the client-focused service that sets Admissionado apart and has allowed them to grow from a 2-man show in 2007 to a team of over 100 today.

Since opening their doors, the Admissionado team has reviewed over 25,000 applications and claims a 96% success rate. Though headquartered in the United States, over 50% of their clients are International.

Basics

Admissionado’s focus is on helping applicants discover their story and deliver it to the admissions committees in the most compelling, memorable way. They do this by pairing applicants with both an MBA expert and a storytelling expert, allowing them to focus both on what to say and how to say it. Many of their highlighted cases involve students average on paper, but were able to stand out from the crowd of applicants at tough schools.

Admissionado’s strength is its team. Consultants are put through a 2-month vetting and training program before joining the team, and less than 10% of those who apply are hired.

Admissionado Cost and Contact Info

Admissionado offers services only through packages, starting at $1,995 for their Junior Deluxe package or $4,295 for their unlimited, end-to-end Deluxe package. Each package is tailored to the applicants’ specific needs, and applicants can choose how many schools they want to work on with their consultant.

Free resources include school guides, essay analysis and reading suggestions, though accessing these does require signing up on the site. They also have a very extensive and informative blog, which is available without signing up.

Admissionado can be contacted by email at info@admissionado.com, by telephone at (866) 409-4753, or directly through their website at www.admissionado.com. However you get in touch, make sure to let them know you came from MBA Insight to take advantage of an exclusive discount: 1 school free (on the Junior Deluxe or Deluxe level) when you sign up for 3 or more.

Admissionado Discount and Promo Code

If you’re looking to save money with Admissionado and want a discount on their services, check out our promo code to get one school free on their Junior Deluxe or Deluxe Level when you sign up for at least three schools!

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27 Ratings
5 Stars 24
4 Stars 1
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27 reviews for Admissionado Overview

  1. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    My brother-in-law advised me to reach out to Admissionado consultants and use the free consultation call to reconfirm my application strategy.

    During the call with Marcela, I was given very realistic expectations regarding the chance to get accepted to certain schools taking into account my candidate profile and stats, including the age of 30+ that is way above the average age of applicants. In addition, Marcela was happy to give me a high level review of my ready-to-submit essays.

    As a result of the call, I reconsidered my approach and decided to focus and snipershot; apply to only one school that was my #1 choice, INSEAD.

    Admissionado was also very flexible with creating a customized package of services for me. I was given a certain discount for the Junior Deluxe package and used the “saved” funds to include additional CV review service into my package.

    I really enjoyed personal involvement of my consultant, the process and the speed with which we proceeded through INSEAD “beast” application (3 motivation and 4 job essays).I was very happy that consultants did not stick to formal 72-hours turn around and came back with recommendations earlier whenever it was possible. I thank the rest of Admissionado team, who helped Marcela to review my application and essays to have a 360-review of my story.

    If you’re now in the similar situation, looking for a consultant to help shape up your MBA application, my advise is to fill out their really creative questionnaire and do the one hour consultation. I am very certain that even one hour talk with consultants will make a substantial impact on how you will approach your application. However, if you continue your engagement with Admissionado, I guarantee that entire team will be there for you to bring all your best and show in the most beneficial way in the application.

    On separate note, I would like to thank Claudia for her patience while waiting for my long-promised review!

    It is less than two months before I start my MBA with INSEAD in Fontainebleau!

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: INSEAD 18D
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Do a thorough research on schools you plan to apply! Make sure you feel there is a genuine fit! Be honest in your application and be determined to get it done! Start as early as the time allows!
  2. 3 out of 5
    Rated 3 out of 5

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    I used Admissionado while applying in the fall of 2017. I purchased 2-School All-Inclusive package for ~$5000. Pricey. This package included One Interview Prep Session and Two Essay Reviews per School.
    The first Consultant I was assigned to did not seem to provide much guidance for my “story”. I spoke to a friend who had also used Admissionado previously, and he provided a recommendation for a specific consultant that had helped him in the past. I chose to move forward with this consultant. At first I felt that this consultant was invested in my Application, but this seemed to fade as time went on.
    Over the next two months, I provided Essay Drafts to this consultant, and received comments/Feedback. While some of this feedback was fairly constructive, There were contradictions in the advice I was given in the comments. This is due to the fact that multiple people read your essay and provide Feedback. I also felt pressured because there was a limited number of reviews per essay that is in the package. I Felt that my essay might not be complete/Final even after going through all of the reviews.
    Overall, I felt that Admissionado, while it was helpful in some ways (Initial story building, mainly) did not provide the critical review that I actually found via my friends reviews and comments on my essay. It was not worth the dollar amount that I spent on it, but having a consultant is nice to help you get started.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Duke Fuqua School of Business 2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Know exactly which schools you want to apply to. Review their essays and see where you can re-use material. Start early.
  3. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    I know that the whole process of writing essays, adequating your resume and etc. can be very stressful. However, with the help of the consultants of Admissionado, the process was as smooth as it can get.
    After doing the GMAT, I had two months to finish my application, which can become very tight if you get distracted. However, the quick turnarounds with insightful tips and ideas from my consultant, I was able to finish it with some margin, with time to revise it.
    But it was not only about velocity. The treatment received in Admissionado, the quality of the crew there and the genuine desire to help as much as possible those applying for an MBA were really important to me.
    At the end, I was admitted well before the expected date (August 1st), thanks to the help of that company, which helped by to show my best characteristics in my essays.

    I couldn’t be more grateful to Admissionado. These guys rock!

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: nyu stern/2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: usually, we think that no one knows us better than us - after all, it makes sense. however, sometimes we do have this clarity of what we have achieved and how we did in our life. my main advice here would be: stop to think about yourself and be honest. you will see that you are unique in your own way. does not need to find the cure of cancer or travel to mars to be admitted in an Mba program. develop and show your better characteristics and you will find your way into the school you want to.
  4. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    A family friend who works in the industry referred me to Admissionado, and overall I had an excellent experience and would highly recommend them for anyone going through the MBA admissions process.

    Arguably the most important part of your MBA application is your story of an MBA combined with your existing experiences will help you achieve a career goal. This is essential to getting into the top schools, and Lee did a phenomenal job helping me craft and refine a narrative that worked with my professional background and career goals.

    The most time-consuming process of the applications was definitely writing the essays, and Admissionado proved extremely helpful. They are very fast with their essay turnaround times (72 hours at most, though usually faster) and I felt that the edits significantly improved the quality of my essays.

    I felt that the Deluxe package was well worth the extra cost. Your resume is often the first piece of your application that MBA admissions look at and I thought that Lee’s reviews of my resume were very helpful. In addition, I thought that being able to discuss essay/resume edits over the phone was really valuable.

    The interview preparation was also great and something that I think every applicant needs. To succeed at interviews it is very important to practice, and the mock interview sessions over Skype made me feel prepared and comfortable for the actual interviews. Especially for the behavioral interview questions, Lee did a great job helping me decide which of my experiences to use for different types of questions.

    I honestly could not imagine going through the application process without a consultant like Lee and the rest of the Admissionado team. They helped ease my concerns, and made me feel confident about my application and interviewing abilities. I ended up being accepted to 3 of the 5 schools that I applied to, all ranked in the top 10, and I can’t be more excited about starting my MBA this year.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Tuck / 2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: 1. Start as early as possible. Definitely try to take the GMAT at least 6 Months in advance, otherwise it is a time-consuming process to work on applications while working a full-time job. 2. Visit the Campuses. even if the admissions say it does not matter, it gives you a lot of insights to talk about in your essays/interviews. And if you do get multiple offers it helps you decide where to attend.
  5. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    in 2009 I fell in love with an idea of getting an mba. Eight years and dozens of rejection letters later i almost gave up, until my friend recommended me to use help of an admission consulting company. I used the opportunity to have a free 30-minute talk with every single admission consulting company I could find, and one conversation stroke me the most. instead of a dull 30-minute audio call, this consultant asked me to turn on the video, and was genuinely interested in my profile. we talked for 90 minutes! It was an admissionado consultant, and i immediately felt a personal click, because after that call i started believing in myself again. after falling in love with their humorous website and lovely administrative staff, i signed them for 8 schools. I ended up getting into Booth, Tuck, and insead, and will go on to study at booth this fall. I also recommended this company to my brother-in-law, who is applying to insead, fingers crossed.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Chicago Booth (Class of 2019)
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: the most important part is to do your homework. Learn about the school, not only from the website. Visit the campus, talk to students, alumni, and faculty. Really get to know how this school is different from other schools. And do the same about you and your goals. How feasible are your goals? How logical is your career path? What are your top accomplishments? I strongly advise you to hire an admission consultant, and try to find the one that you trust.
  6. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    I liked Admissionado right from my first call for profile evaluation. My consultant was able to highlight strength and weakness in my resume and subsequently suggest focus areas for the application. Second step was the brainstorming session, in which he encouraged me to think about everything I have accomplished since my undergraduate education, hence ensuring I do not overlook any significant resume point. Next, the team helped me create a comprehensive summary document and order my resume points in order of their impact. The summary document proved very helpful while writing the essays.
    During the essay editing phase, I observed that even though it is mentioned on their website that they will edit the essays 4 times only, my consultant and essay reviewing team were committed to help me achieve the best draft, no matter how many questions/edits I needed. Secondly, they adhered to their committed 72-hour timeline and in fact almost always responded much faster (within 24-48 hours). Their attitude was always positive and encouraging, which went a long way to ensure I enjoyed the whole process.
    In conclusion, from my personal experience I found their brainstorming session extremely insightful and essay editing process well-structured and personal. Therefore, I would recommend prospective applicants to strongly consider Admissionado for MBA application process.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Chicago Booth
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: 1. Start early ! 2. be specific in your essays
  7. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    i had a great time working with admissionado and highly recommend it. i was an applicant with a high gmat score, but was lacking in almost everything else. Admissionado helped me:
    1) hone my story. at every point i was pushed to narrow down my focus and goals further and further.
    2) play up my (limited) leadership experience. they were good at fishing out examples of leadership and impact that i had ignored or glossed over.
    3) recommendation support. My recommenders weren’t really versed in mba rec writing and admissionado helped out a lot.
    4) keeping me on my toes. frequently sending emails to make sure i didn’t slip up and fall behind (those deadlines can sneak up on you)
    5) Creating a realistic school list. i underestimated myself and would never have even tried applying to stanford but they believed in me and got me an interview.
    6) Resume support. my resume was in very bad shape, and they did a great job in overhauling it.

    Results:
    stanford GSB – Denied w/ interview
    Kellogg – Accepted
    haas – accepted

    i did the junior deluxe package and got interviews with all 3 schools. Can’t recommend them enough! i did 5 schools total (2 without admissionado) but i was able to leverage the essay material i created with admissionado for the first 3 schools with the remaining two.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: wharton / 2019
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: 1) start as early as you can. these deadlines sneak up on you. 2) be as specific as possible in your essays. talk about specific companies and roles you would like, rather than saying vague stuff like 'I want to work for a startup', say something like 'i want a product manager role at a mid stage fintech startup like Venmo/SOFI/Stripe'.

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