This update from a BSer came in last Spring and we saved it till now (posted with permission) because it is hopefully timely, useful, and inspirational!!
Hello Team Essaysnark!
I was already subscribed to the blahg for quite some time then and I got the impression that you always give the truth – even when it’s not pleasant to hear (not a trivial thing in this field of admission consulting in my humble opinion).
The most important message we can offer is: You’re totally going to make it into bschool if you don’t give up! Please let us know if we can help out along the way – we’re rooting for you from the sidelines.
That sentence (specifically the part I put in bold) gave me the motivation to believe in the path I was taking, the effort, and most important – the faith in myself (did I already mentioned you sounded harsh in the blahg? 🙂 ) [ES: We don’t mean to be harsh! The exact opposite!]
Those emails are always exciting to receive!! Especially in this case, where it was 100% proof of our statement that all admissions decisions are independent events.