“What are my chances at…”
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 $ 149.00
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.
Reviews on the Review!
When you’ve gotten your evaluation back, tell others how useful (or not) you think it is.
Great Profile Review
The feedback I received from this review was awesome. It confirmed that I need to work on the areas I was concerned about, and it highlighted some issues that I need to start thinking about.
It provided a non-nonsense assessment about where I stand and gives me a good starting point. My only regret is not including more detailed information when I filled out the form, because I know I would have received insightful feedback about anything that I submitted. Thanks again.
good detailed review
I was quite pleased with my profile review. The format of the review was in a easy to follow and easy to understand order. It was clear that someone actually took the time to read my file, my resume, and my other comments. A few very good nuggets of useful information resulted from the profile review that I would have otherwise overlooked regarding some areas of my profile that would play to my advantage and others areas that I should watch out for.
This is a great inexpensive and timely service.
Perfect Tool for a Reality Check!
I did more than 3 30-minute free consultations with MBA admission consulting companies and posted on various MBA Admission forums' "Chance Me" sections but, hands-down, the EssaySnark Comprehensive Review was the most detailed and useful out of all the other profile reviews.
There is so much noise and misinformation on forums and MBA admission-related websites that I was unsure how I stacked up against other MBA applicants, which schools are the right range for me and whether they fit my post-MBA goals. The Comprehensive Review told me exactly that! This service provides you a reality check of your situation and is definitely worth the price.
Very Impressed, Excellent Value
I wasn't sure what to expect here...so I was pleasantly surprised to receive a comprehensive, 19-page writeup (all text, no fluff) with a candid, insightful analysis of all aspects of my profile in the context of each of my selected schools. The evaluation was personalized and tailored based on the information I had provided, and it addressed all of the specific questions/issues I had asked for coverage on, in addition to recommending other programs that might be a good fit. Very solid product, would absolutely recommend.
Definitely Worth $150
While I got the review pro bono because Mr. Snark appreciates his freedom, I can confidently say that it is worth $150 and will set you down the right path at the beginning of your application journey. While the review confirmed some of the highlights of my package it also gave me fair insight about the various negatives. Mr. Snark isn't giving me any answers- that's not what I want- but he has given me an impartial look at potential points of failure. I have decided that I will definitely use his services (and pay for them) in my path. My only caveat is that, like many other things in life, you only get out of it what you put into it. So if you provide Mr. Snark with a fairly detailed rough idea of your game plan you'll get back a detailed and honest assessment of it.
If you're reading this, then you've probably already spent a good deal of time scouring the internet for admissions advice and insights. Maybe you're here because Sandy Kreisberg just told you that a 26-year old, half-Mongolian Nobel Prize winner (economics) with a 740 GMAT and a 3.8 GPA from Cornell has about a 30-40% chance at HBS...and now you're thinking, "Am I kidding myself?"
EssaySnark's Comprehensive Profile Review is a wonderful antidote to all that. It's frank, thoughtful, and detailed. These guys aren't just plugging your stats into an algorithm and calculating, they're thinking about what you write and matching that to what they know about the adcoms.
For me, this was the sanity check I needed to feel confident about my goals and strategy and begin moving forward with my school visits and applications.
A good starting point.
Once you've taken your GMAT, and have an idea of what your goals are, the comprehensive review is great. It provided insight on additional schools that I hadn't previously considered that may be a better fit for my goals. I received guidance that was actionable and tailored to me. It was clear that EssaySnark read through my profile and supporting documents. I highly recommend the comprehensive profile review.
Thanks for the review. It was incredibly comprehensive and it coherently verbalized some of shortcomings with my approach to the application process. A huge help.
Great starting point
The comprehensive profile review was exactly what it claims to be: as honest and thorough an accounting of your candidacy as can be had from your resume and and the hard data points you provide in the online questionnaire. Because of the upfront cost, I felt like I could trust ES's opinion on my profile more than an admissions consultant offering "30 free minutes of advice" but using it as a chance to pitch you. That said, it's simply a starting point and a truly self-aware applicant probably won't learn anything earth shattering. You will get confirmation that you're on the right track which is valuable in and of itself. You know what you're getting going into it, and it's $150 very well spent for candidates looking for some no-nonsense advice and a starting point on the harder parts of the applications.
i'm going to keep this short and sweet
EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED!
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.