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Varsity Tutors Admissions Consulting
The Varsity Tutors Admissions Consulting team includes former MBA admissions directors and associate directors from top programs. They state that you will also work with school specialists who have attended your top target programs to ensure your MBA admissions essays are perfectly tailored to each school. More than 30 schools are available.
Varsity Tutors Admissions Consulting offers three main services and several minor additions. The major options are as follows:
- The Comprehensive School Package starts by working to match applicants with the consultant who can work best with them To start, you will submit your profile information and Personalized MBA Game Plan™assessment.
- The Hourly MBA Admission Consulting package may be purchased on specific issues, with a 2 hour minimum.
Cost and Contact Info
The All-In Package starts at $4,700 for one school, with the option of adding up to an 8-school package. The price for each additional school slowly decreases as more are purchased.
The Hourly Admissions Consulting Service starts with a minimum of 2 hours at $650. Typically your will need the following hours for:
*Initial Strategic Planning/Background Assessment/School Selection, 1-2 hours
*Resume Review – one round of review and feedback, 1 hour
*Recommender Selection and Preparation, 1 hour
*Essay Brainstorming, 2 hours
*Essay Review – one round of review and feedback on one set of essays, 1 hour
*Interview Preparation – one round of mock interview and feedback, 1 hour
*Waitlist Strategy and Support, 2 hours
*Ding Analysis, 1 hour
Varsity Tutors Admissions Consulting can be contacted by telephone at (800) 925-7737.
Marcus Le – :
Professional service, commit to high quality
Zach Lichstein – :
My favorite prep materials used – like how the program was broken down into more digestible smaller books to hone in on specific areas of need. Also very comprehensive online portal with additional problems & realistic full exam simulations.
Sid – :
Daniela B – :
A good program to practice for the GMAT test
Vivek – :
High quality personalized advising which was very helpful during my admission process
Jay Rana – :
I thought this program was exceptional.
Siena Harlin – :
I found their resources on the “personalities” of the different programs very helpful in targeting my applications and ultimately deciding which program was a better fit for my interests.
Ubs – :
Good, you have to work in applications and stories and they can guide you and make them cohesive.
Anton – :
Veritas covered all the based. Couldn’t have done it without them.
Fernando Alvarez Jr – :
Very reputable organization! I would recommend prospective students to also consider other GMAT self-study materials to improve your studies.
Anurag – :
Very prompt and professional.
Shantanu pande – :
Worked well in some aspects, but scope for improvement was there.
Martin Reindl – :
John and the Veritas Prep team were amazing and really helps you form a structured approach to applying for college. From thinking about what matters to you most, to organizing your essay and supporting your writing – they really did it all. Couldn’t be happier!
Zach Walters – :
My consultant was professional, in-depth, conscientious of time, and helpful in rewriting my essays/resume + school selections. I highly recommend this company!
Shannon Nolte – :
Jennifer and the Veritas Prep team were with me every step of the way in my MBA application and GMAT prep adventure. She gave me a clear roadmap and achievable milestones so that I could effectively manage my personal/professional life while dedicating the appropriate time to my application. She asked thoughtful questions and connected the dots that I did not see in my profile – I felt by the end of it, I was telling MY story. With her insight and advice, I was able to apply and accepted to multiple M7 schools (even though my GMAT and GPA were below the school’s average)! I truly could not have gotten here without the entire team. Thank you!
Davit Ninikelashvili – :
Very thorough review of the materials, tailored approach to each candidate.
Michael Munyer – :
Veritas was very helpful with my admissions essays and interviews. Their communication was prompt and thorough. Would highly recommend.
Jordan Roseborough – :
Veritas Prep provided an amazing Admissions Counselor, who guided me through the application process. As a younger candidate with a 700 GMAT, I needed to craft a compelling ‘why?’ Veritas prep was essential in helping me create a comprehensive story, which ultimately led to my acceptance into 2 of the top 10 schools + significant scholarship. Highly recommend!
P.D. – :
Great essay and interview prep materials!
Sri Vamsi Voleti – :
Great Ssrvice and very proactive people. Would recommend Veritas for Admissions consulting!
Dhairya Miglani – :
Veritas Prep Consulting helped me secure an admission at University of Notre Dame. They are thorough professionals and help you through every step of the admissions process. Highly recommended.
cp – :
Great resource to have at hand for preparing for not just the GMAT but also for a career in consulting. The GMAT test prep requires focused practice and Veritas does a great job of providing the right resources. They offered diagnostic services to understand your present capabilities so that you can choose that right area of skill set development. They also provide multiple practice questions so that you can constantly improve. It’s also a great place to connect with other applicants and seek their advice, network and build a strategy for the process. I was also happy admissions consulting service!
Mike – :
I used Veritas for Admissions consulting and found the services to be adequate but overpriced. The company’s use of specialists that are intimately familiar with each school was helpful in preparing for interviews and writing essays. My personal advisor was knowledgable but, again, her advice wasn’t worth the cost of services.
Peter Crampton – :
The GMAT test prep from Veritas prep was very helpful. They provided the most challenging math prep questions that I could find and provided helpful, insightful breakdowns of the problems. Their flexibility was great in that I could take any type of quiz (math only, reading only, or mixed) and could take any number of problems that I had time for. I used also used them to help me with my admissions applications and found them to be a great resource.
SS – :
I had the option of an all inclusive package for reviewing my fit for schools, essays, how to approach recommenders, and overall application, but originally balked at the $1000 price tag. Little did I know this was actually an amazing deal since all the other online packages I found were by the hour and very expensive.
I also originally thought my Veritas person would be a former ad com member. I instead worked with a former MBA student who had helped with admissions, which was not the same as a former ad com member. I was eventually able to work with a former ad com member, but this wasn’t the best experience.
Christina C – :
I found Veritas Prep to be exceptionally helpful as I prepared and took the GMAT exam (I took it twice and was extremely happy with my second score). While I was originally on the fence about paying for an expensive course given my strong math background, very quickly I found the course extremely worth the money. Not only did it teach me better tricks to do the math/English I already knew in a more efficient way, but it also taught me how to do those problems through the lens of a strong GMAT test strategy. The strategy they teach was essential, and I believe the critical reason I was able to achieve a strong GMAT score. Additionally, the teachers are super attentive & responsive, and I also appreciate the additional resources they offered me around MBA applications – they went way beyond just GMAT prep, and I welcomed that helpful advice.
N – :
It was helpful in keeping me on track for my review sessions and forcing me to get the prep work done. It was also very helpful in finding ways to quickly get answers to complicated math questions and to also figure out how to do the questions that seemed complex much faster. It was more helpful for me on the math than the reading but that is where I needed the most help.
Ola.A. – :
Excellent way to prep for the GMAT. I think going through the course more than once would be more beneficial because there are a few skills that aren’t easily transferable to the actual test with only one practice/review.
Annac – :
I received private tutoring from Dennis (based in Colorado) and had a phenomenal experience with him. He was completely engaged through every sessions and though we went at a quick pace, he explained everything to me thoroughly and always answered all my questions. He took the time to figure out my learning style and catered to that. I only had six weeks before retaking the test and he gave me confidence through planning out our study strategy week-by-week so I knew the targets to hit each week. If I had any questions I could text or email him and he responded within an hour or two. I increased my GMAT score by 100 points.
j – :
By far the best test prep out there for the gmat!
E – :
Excellent way to prepare and succeed
Miro – :
I found Veritas to be very helpful in my prep for the gmat. the gmat is over 4-hours long and it takes more than just knowing and understanding the concepts – you have to learn to pace yourself and the best way to do that is to simulate actual test conditions. Veritas provided me with several free and challenging practice tests with comprehensive feedback. By that I mean, each question that I answered incorrectly, Veritas provided detailed explanation as to how to approach it better next time. It was very helpful.
Stef – :
I found Veritas prep to be incredibly useful. When I applied to schools, I didn’t Know the first thing about admissions and my admissions consultant (Shelli-Ann) helped me to understand which schools would be right for me and how to put my best foot forward in the application process. I highly recommend Veritas admissions consulting, especially if you find the process to be confusing (as I think most do!). They really helped me cut through the noise, and I’m now attending the school of my dreams!
Coco – :
Veritas prep was great and very personalized. They were with me every step of the way!
Ganesh – :
I used Veritas practice tests only, but found that the software was extremely intuitive and easy to use. the most useful feature is how specific the answers were in helping me understand the topic and assess the correct answer from the incorrect ones. I spent ample time on the tests to gauge progress, and was able to improve my understanding of the different topics by solely reading the analysis of every question, whether I got it right or wrong.
Sean – :
I used veritas prep on my ipad. their app was perfect for my studying habits. I used it on the train to and from work. This allowed me to not have an additional 2 hours of my day wasted. they cover all topics in a basic yet thorough manner. i used kaplan and princeton review to study for the mcat. now I did do well on the mcat and get into medical school later on. but i decided that was not for me. i used both of those big name companies along with exam krackers prep. i can say with certain confidence that veritas prep did more for me than either kaplan or princeton. that could just be me but i felt that the way ek and veritas structured their lessons and explained things in practical matters rather than the typical content heavy manner of the others benefitted me more. i would highly recommend veritas to anyone who is choosing a prep book or company.
nRastogi – :
Vertias prep was a fantastic resource in terms of helping me prepare for my mba. I particularly liked their detailed school summaries and their online gmat practice tests. veritas is a good self-service site with strong resources to get you educated on the mba application process.
Subhojyoti Das Gupta – :
Veritas course is extremely comprehensive. They cover all the theories in depth and details. They have a test prep that is quite accurate and the questions are GMAT like. Veritas tests are a close second to the GMAT mock tests.
Rebecca – :
DIa Draper was extremely knowledgable and seemed to genuinely care about helping me to get into my dream school. She also helped me to successfully negotiate for a higher scholarship.
Vancelewis – :
Extremely helpful. Worth the money. Got my package together and helped shape my story. Offered a holistic view of the admissions process and encouraged me to find a school that was a good fit rather than chasing rankings. Diverse cast of professionals with diverse experiences that really emphasize inclusions.
Aline Naroditsky – :
I used the videos Veritas puts out online and really enjoyed them! They were a bit slow, but it was nice to listen to them to better understand what strategies I should be employing. It was also a nice backup to the Kaplan book I was using and having the verbal cues was useful. I especially liked the girl in the videos. Their cheerfulness helped me make it through the GMAT.
Aziz – :
I like the structure of having a lead consultant but also having a school specialist who is an MBA grad from that school. The lead consultant would give you great overall guidance for the entire process and feedback on your essays while the school specialists really make it pop out, tailoring your application specifically to the school you’re applying to. This was really essential for me since I’m an international student with absolutely no experience with US colleges before.
Deepti – :
Great, hands on teaching from Veritas. My consultant was always available for any questions I had or for timely review of my materials, or just for a confidence boost before interviews. The team seemed knowledgeable about the schools and what they were looking for, particularly important as an International student where I wasn’t as close to the process.
Marissa Grayfer – :
Flawless process! Scored 680 on my first practice test and 730 on my first attempt at the GMAT. The software provided a great user experience and I never experienced any technical problems. The most useful feature for me was the huge bank of practice questions – as it got closer to the test date, I started starring all the ones I had problems with and then just worked through that list, removing questions as I was able to answer them quickly and correctly.
The only thing I didn’t like is that the practice tests seemed harder than the actual GMAT – I never broke 710 on a practice test, yet scored 730 on the GMAT.
JD – :
Veritas GMAT test prep was really excellent, went from a (lucky) 690 in a practice test to consistent 730 on practice tests and the actual exam.
However, regarding their admissions consulting, I agree with the other review that it is too expensive for what they do. Think about it – with any fixed-fee consultancy, it’s in their best interest to spend as little time as possible with you. These people have outside jobs, which (in my experience) came into a bit of conflict with my schedule, since I am not based in the US. I felt that essay feedback was not actionable or consistent – a typical comment was “this needs to be more compelling.” OK, great – but I hired them for suggestions and constructive feedback, and felt like I received neither.
Robert N – :
Vertitas was useful because of the online content. By having recordings of the course available, I had the ability to review the content at my own pace, and rewind to see content again. This was invaluable.
The presenters presented the content in a lighthearted way that helped make the hours go by and the content stick.
Keshav Goel – :
There process is very holistic although I don’t have a holistic comparative analysis of their competitors offerings. The feedback was very thoughtful and insightful. The feedback was received in a timely manner which was a good thing.
Bryson – :
It was to expensive for what they did
fatma – :
I used veritas to try to improve my scores. I was getting at the low 500s when I first took a GMAT sample exam. I then signed up for Veritas and was able to increase my score by close to 200 points. I scored a little below what I had intended and got a score 680. Still, it got me a pass to an ivy school institution, which is also a top 20 school. I could not have done that with my original score.
Drew – :
They did a great job. Provided very thoughtful feedback on the application and essays, and seemed to have a real knowledge of what it took to get into the top schools. The honest approach was also refreshing, and they helped me craft a personal story that resonated.
P T – :
The GMAT prep tool/tests were well structured.