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About Fortuna Admissions

Fortuna Admissions is a consultation service with a strong team of former MBA admissions staff. Their consultants also include a number of advisors in other fields (student resumes, career services, etc.) to help round out the expertise of its members.

Basics

Fortuna Admissions offers a wide variety of services, starting from early-stage planning to school selection, application strategies, school visits, and all the paperwork needed to be done. Their primary offering is a full school package, but they also offer services for rejected applicants and hourly consulting for those who don’t need quite as much help as the full package provides.

One major difference between Fortuna Admissions and other consulting services is that users can book time with a former Director of Admissions. While this costs more than the standard service, it also provides access to some of the most experienced people in the entire admissions industry. Some students feel the extra help more than justifies the cost.

Fortuna Admissions Cost and Contact Info

School packages are available starting at $4,500 for one school with an additional $1,400 for the Premium School Package, which includes guidance by a former Director of Admissions. Fortuna Admissions has a relatively low rate of increase for additional schools. They also offer a full review of your chances for $525, a Director of Admissions’ evaluation for $1,600, and hourly consultation starting at $345 or $460 for Directors. Discounts are available for larger bookings.

Fortuna Admissions can be reached by email at info@fortunaadmissions.com, as well as through a profile questionnaire on their website at www.fortunaadmissions.com. They can also be contacted by a Skype Call (to FortunaAdmissions). For Skype calls, it may be best to set up an appointment through email before calling.

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3 reviews for Fortuna Admissions Overview

  1. 4 out of 5

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    I would encourage applicants to utilize at least the 30 minute free consultation with Fortuna Admissions. I used this after I had taken the GMAT and before I started really starting MBA applications. This was helpful in the sense that I already knew my GMAT score and what schools that would qualify me for, so the consultation was more pointed. My consultation was with Matt Symonds and overall I would say the 30 minutes were a great starting point as I focused on the application process. Matt was great at summarizing how each school is different (or likes to think they are different), and how to approach each school’s application with that in mind. Unfortunately I was in a bit of a time crunch with the application deadlines, so I did not further utilize Fortuna’s paid services. However, if I had had more time I think I would have liked to do at least an additional 2-3 hours of review with Fortuna before hitting the submit button, because I think it’s always a good idea to have a professional review if possible. In the end, I was accepted into my top school, but I think having further consultations would have helped with my confidence level throughout the application process, which would probably have been worth the money.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton / 2020
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Get started thinking about your story as soon as you have the slightest instinct to apply to business school! The most critical questions to have a great answer to are "why MBA" and "why now", and these are not as easy you might think. I found it necessary to talk through it with my closest friends and family. However, it's easy to fall into the trap of soliciting too many opinions. The people who were the most helpful to my apps in the end were the ones who knew me very, very well even though they had not been through the MBA application process themselves.
  2. 5 out of 5

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    Caroline from fortuna was extremely helpful with a total overview of what I have to offer for a business school. She told me what to highlight and things that I will need to bolster going into the application process. To be more specific, she also recommended a group of schools to look at as she knows where you can be competitive. she brings a vast amount of knowledge to the table and is definitely a must use resource in this process. I Highly recommend speaking with fortuna.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Applying / 2020
  3. 4 out of 5

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    I chose FA because of their team experience – consultants previously worked at INSEAD Admissions team and have a first hand experienced in selecting candidates. Knowing that INSEAD doesn’t support reapplications, I though I needed to maximize my chances.

    We started off by making a deep dive into my experience (through a 2-to-1 Skype interview) and preselected “stories”. Going forward I worked with a very skilled, structured and disciplined consultant who helped me to fully prepare my application in about 5 weeks.

    Her feedback was insightful and she clearly knew what the school expected.
    I also had access to the former Director of Admissions who reviewed my application and gave a number of valid comments. Her involvement was minimal though (not that it was needed, but somehow I had expected a bit more).

    What I also missed is a bit of a personal touch and support. 80% of communication is by email and comments are given directly in the essays (in track changes mode). Calls were limited which sometimes left room for misinterpretations and unanswered questions. I feel that I could have made my pick even better if we had 2-3 more calls.

    The interview preparation was just right – I got a list of questions and we had a nice long and thorough mock up interview. That helped me a lot, and I got some (very much needed) encouragement from my consultant.

    Generally the guys know their job well – I got accepted in the last round, which is all that matters at the end of the day.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: INSEAD / 2015
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Quality process, quality service, great consultants, but don't expect babysitting and handholding. These guys are not therapists. Their job is to make your essays better and they are good at it.

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