It’s the most common question we get. It’s the most common question that any admissions consultant gets — but if they’re giving you a free review, in order to sell you their services, are you confident that they’re going to tell you the straight answer?
It’s awfully tempting for a consultant to say you’ve got a chance at Harvard if it means you’ll plunk down your cold hard cash to have them help you apply. The EssaySnark Profile Review is a more comprehensive service than you’ll get for free from most consultants — and we promise to be upfront and direct with you. If we think you’re Harvard material — great! We’ll be excited to share the news. If we don’t think so, then we’ll explain why, and you’ll be armed with actionable information so you can determine your next steps.
The Comprehensive Profile Review will start you in the right direction on your MBA applications.
- Get an unbiased and honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in your profile.
- Learn which schools are realistic targets and get suggestions for others you might want to consider.
- Find out once and for all if your GMAT score is “good enough.”
- Get insights into your GPA and how it will be evaluated with your GMAT.
- Increase your confidence in your strengths–and know what you need to do about your weaknesses.
- You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg with purchase.
- After you sign up, you will be directed to an in-depth questionnaire. Complete these questions with as much detail as possible, because your answers will be reviewed by EssaySnark to see how you might be a match to specific bschools.
- You will receive a report back that indicates how you are lining up for success, or whether you need to work on your profile, and/or adjust your list of schools.
Note: Nobody but the adcoms can tell for sure if you're a good fit for them. It's actually impossible for anyone even to be able to weigh your odds without knowing quite a bit about your background, and especially your leadership experience. This profile review doesn't try to predict your chances. Instead, it's meant to supplement your own research and legwork. We will help you identify potential programs to pursue and we'll tell you if we think you're off base in your current targets. Only you can determine if you're a good fit to a particular school, and only that school can determine if they agree.
If you need to cancel, you are entitled to a refund less $50 provided that no materials have been submitted for review. You must submit your questionnaire into the profile review process within 30 days of purchase. The Comprehensive Profile Review is included in the Complete Essay Package. Sorry, but no refunds are available if purchased separately.
Want to know which schools you should be considering? The Comprehensive Profile Review will tell you this — and more. Standard turnaround: 3 business days from receipt of materials.
Comprehensive Profile Review $ 159.00
Or, if you have already applied somewhere and it didn’t work out, you can go for the Post-Mortem rejection analysis instead.
EssaySnark also sometimes answers profile-related questions for free on the blahg. You can submit your question here if you’d like to give that possibility a gamble.
This App Accelerator is included in The Complete Essay Package and in Foundations.
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The first thing you must do when you begin your application journey
Don't do anything, don't sign up for a consultant, don't write an essay, and god forbid don't submit an application before you get a Comprehensive Profile Review. The CPR is incredible value for the money; I received 18 pages of detailed feedback on every piece of information I input. ES also provides a holistic view of your candidacy--you're stacked up against others from your applicant pool as well as the general profile of the school you're applying to, and they make both qualitative and quantitative comparisons. If you can do this early enough to work on the weaknesses in your profile, you'll be way ahead of the game on your applications.
I'm so glad that I found EssaySnark and the CPR - the review has completely changed the way I'm approaching the admissions process. One tip for maximizing the value of the CPR: make a solid attempt to really elaborate on career goals before submitting your info to ES for review. You'll still get PLENTY of detailed and insightful feedback if your goals are vague, but a decent career goals statement will help EssaySnark tie all the other app components (GPA, GMAT, etc) into one super-cohesive narrative.
Very exhaustive review of my profile. I am impressed with my first purchase through essaysnark. They talk through everything and provide solid suggestions across the board.
I don't have a unique profile but I am by no means a traditional candidate. I am somewhere in the grey area and they do a great job of explaining where I stand as a candidate.
The comprehensive profile review provided by the EssaySnark experts was instrumental in shaping my applications. After their feedback, I revamped my three Round 1 applications to reflect their deep insights, and received interviews at each of those three schools. It was particularly helpful to see where my applications may have been weakest, and focus on those areas. Cannot recommend their service enough, especially for military folks who may not have any other resources.
EssaySnark did a truly amazing job of giving me a very thorough and realistic analysis of my profile, and compared it specifically to the programs I'm looking at. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants an honest assessment of where they stand in the applicant pool, and only wish I had done it a bit sooner. It was by far the best advice I've gotten in the entire application process.
EssaySnark sent me an in-depth (17 page) breakdown of my profile. They really highlighted areas of concern in a manner which allowed me to understand the admissions staff's point of view concerning my application. They included possible ways I could use to mitigate problem issues and also suggested overall strategies that would help present my overall profile more favorably.
I am highly satisfied with the candid analysis of my profile and would recommend this service to anyone who is still in the process of formulating strategy and/or writing essays. Thankyou EssaySnark!
EssaySnark provided a ton of feedback on every single aspect of my profile. One of the most important pieces of feedback focused on my GMAT score and presented a number of different application strategies that I could pursue depending on whether or not I planned to retest. The Comprehensive Profile Review also allows you to ask additional questions about your profile, which EssaySnark answered throughout the review. Overall, this process was extremely invaluable. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for objective and detailed feedback on their applicant profile.
Comprehensive Profile Review
One of the best ES services, especially for people who don't have many/any close friends who have applied to many MBA programs with the same profile as yourself, or if you have a unique "borderline" profile and have no clue which schools are reasonable. For me, my GPA was low, and I am a female engineer with a great GMAT, so I really wasn't sure if my GPA already ousted me down to rank 10-25 or not.
This service is outstanding. The format is very easy to follow, yet is very detailed and specific to your profile. It's a gimmick-free assessment as well; they are straight up and honest with you and use past examples to back up points. I especially like how my strengths and weaknesses were specifically addressed, and I was given advice on how to improve.
EssaySnark was kind enough to offer this service pro-bono to me since I am a military candidate. I am very thankful that they do this and encourage other military applicants to look into their other offerings as well.
A Smack in the Mouth
This service will set your mind right, confirming your strengths and weaknesses and giving you a (ridiculously, given what you provide) detailed assessment of how you may do in the admissions game. I only wish that I had input more detailed career goals when I filled out the form, because I know I would have gotten usable input back from ES.
You're not going to do much better than this for $150; make sure you do it before you start your essays!
One BSer complained in their review in 2013 that we didn’t give an assessment of how they’d stack up against each of their schools. We absolutely do this in the profile review when we have enough information to go on. If you don’t give us that info then we can’t give you that assessment. We’re not going to blow smoke if we don’t have enough insight into your situation. Be thorough in what you provide to us on the questionnaire and we’ll be thorough back. If you aren’t, then we can’t.