Please note: Prices may change at any time.
Free blahg memberships are also included in many of the services described below.
Foundations is an excellent choice for getting started now if you’re going to apply this Fall!!
We’ve also got the Reapplicant Roadmap if you’re in that boat.
Not sure if you should apply in Round 3?
Our Late Season Targets Review will give you input on your plans, or you can pick up our guide on Everything You Need to Know about Round 3 to better understand the risks and possible opportunities with applying late.
Or (eek!) was one of your apps rejected? FIND OUT WHY!
Get an Application Post-Mortem (aka “ding analysis”) – discover what went wrong so that you can fix the issues and adjust your strategy moving forward.
If you’re just gonna go for it: RUSH SINGLE-ESSAY REVIEWS are available! Because deadlines.
No Speedy Review add-on required for this service.
Is your app done? Find out if it’s got a chance – BEFORE you submit!
Current price: $ 225.00
The Sanity Check gives you EssaySnark’s expert opinion on whether your application is strong enough for your target school. Pricing goes up depending on how close deadlines are. No Speedy Review add-on required for this service.
Here's how the SANITY CHECK works: (click to expand)
What you send: EVERYTHING. We'll read through:
- all your essays - including any optional and/or reapp essays
- GMAT score report
- additional information like TOEFL score
- A brief write-up on whether we think you have a chance at your school. Includes a yes/no/maybe with reasons why, based on our experience with past applicants with similar profiles to yours who've gone for this school in this round. Your report will cover high-level feedback on the key application elements.
- Fast turnaround - we know that many people are racing against deadlines. We cannot guarantee an exact turnaround; standard is 2 business days however we should be able to accommodate same-day (weekday) reviews for many people. Obviously you need to submit materials to us ASAP! If for some reason we cannot get back to you before your deadline, you will have the option of getting a full refund (provided reviews have not been started).
Our most popular service is the MBA essay review!
The ESSAY DECIMATOR tells you what’s hot – or not (eek!) – about your finished drafts
Are your essays done? Are you sure? Get them critiqued by the expert! Depending on where we are in the admissions season, this service can cost up to $999.00. The extrasuperfastOMGineeditnow Speedy Review add-on is also available – get feedback on a weekend or holiday! See instructions in the Subscriber FAQ in My SnarkCenter after you purchase your Essay Decimator.
Current price for:
- Full-Set (up to 4 essays) two-stage Essay Decimator: $ 699.00
For any school except for HBS; additional essays can be added on for a small fee.
- HBS two-stage Essay Decimator: $ 709.00 For Harvard only, up to 1,000 words; longer essays subject to a surcharge.
- Single Rush essay: $ 269.00
For any essay to any school you wish (except HBS): one essay, one review; full profile not considered, only that content for that school;- but EXPEDITED! Fast turnaround even on weekends, no Speedy Review add-on required for this service
Here's how the standard FULL-SET ESSAY DECIMATOR works: (click to expand)
The Essay Decimator provides two rounds of review:
- First draft reviews: Marked-up drafts in Word, pointing out spelling/punctuation-type errors, plus extensive in-line comments on the content, along with a separate report covering each essay, detailing strengths and weaknesses against what this school is looking for.
- Then, rechecks: After you update your drafts to incorporate the feedback, you get a second higher-level recheck with marked-up/commented Word docs (no separate report on rechecks).
If you have essays ready: Which Essay Decimator should I get?
Hint: Most people get the Standard one!
If you have at least two weeks before your deadline, the COMPLETE ESSAY PACKAGE is your best deal – both in terms of price, and efficiency. Most of our Complete subscribers make it in somewhere good every single year.
The COMPLETE ESSAY PACKAGE: Your end-to-end solution!
You’ll go from start to finish on your first set of essays. Current price: $ 1359.00
What it is: A guided process to get you from nothing to finished final drafts on one full set of essays. Best if you’re starting from zero – or if you came up empty on your first application attempts. Typically you’ll need at least three weeks to get through the whole cycle, though we’ve certainly seen people cruise through even faster than that. A key advantage of this package? Faster turnarounds! Your work is prioritized when submitted for review.
The COMPLETE ESSAY PACKAGE includes: (click to expand)
The Complete Essay Package includes:
- One Comprehensive Profile Review (unless you've had one already)
- Three App Accelerators: Accomplishments & Achievements, Career Goals, and Essay Ideas & Outlines
- One SnarkStrategies essay guide
- One Essay Decimator two-stage essay critique -- up to four essays for one school -- each less than 10% overlimit
- 60-day subscription to included App Accelerators
- 60-day subscription to included Essay Decimator
- 60-day membership to the EssaySnark blahg
- Preferential review cycles*
- Access to My SnarkCenter private client portal where you can ask questions about strategy
In addition, Complete Essay Package subscribers who sign up early are eligible to participate in the EssaySnark Collaboration Partner Matchmaking program.
Active Complete Essay Package subscribers also qualify for the deepest discounts on additional Essay Decimators for other schools. Check the Discounts page off the SnarkCenter menu to see what's available.
Get to a quality MBA pitch with the least amount of pain and rework!
Check out what others have said about how useful the Complete Essay Package was for them.
Get our Recommender’s Instruction Sets to assist your recommenders in their all-important task.
Or…. to dip a toe in the water with EssaySnark services…
The COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE REVIEW lets you know where you stand!
Get unbiased, honest feedback on how your profile stacks up, with actionable advice on what you need to do to be best prepared for your MBA apps. You can then upgrade to the Complete Essay Package to continue with the rest of our most recommended set of services.
Current price: $ 179.00
Details on the COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE REVIEW: (click to expand)
- 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.
You must submit your questionnaire within 30 days of purchase or you may purchase an exchange if you let it lapse. If you need to cancel, please do so while the subscription is active, and then you will be entitled to a refund less $50 provided that the questionnaire has not been submitted. The Comprehensive Profile Review is included in the Complete Essay Package. No refunds or credits are available if purchased separately, although you can upgrade from the Profile Review to the Complete package at a lower price if you do so while your original Profile Review subscription is still active.
Interview Prep resources are available!
These a la carte services are cost-effective and may be all you need to get going with your strategy.
EssaySnark’s APP ACCELERATORS: Get targeted help with specific elements of your app strategy. These App Accelerators are available:
Define your short- and long-term goals effectively through the App Accelerator tutorial — then get personalized feedback from EssaySnark on your pitch.
Details on the CAREER GOALS APP ACCELERATOR: (click to expand)
TERMSThis App Accelerator must be used within 30 days. Because you are given instant access to the tutorial, no refunds are available after purchase. This App Accelerator is included in the Complete Essay Package and Foundations; sorry, no refunds provided if purchased separately.
You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg with this purchase.
EssaySnark also offers the Private Consult
for a personalized and detailed answer to your one-off question! About anything!
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Which stories will bring the most impact to your application? EssaySnark’s Accomplishments & Achievements App Accelerator shows you how to identify your best material. This is the most important App Accelerator for Harvard or MIT, though it’s pretty darned useful for any school you’re aiming for.
Details on the ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS APP ACCELERATOR: (click to expand)
You can submit up to five achievements for review with this App Accelerator, up to 500 words total. We force you to be concise, and precise, because that's what you'll need to do in your essays.
TRANSCRIPTS & GRADES
Will your undergraduate record keep you out of bschool? This new App Accelerator will teach you how to offset any weaknesses in your transcripts.
Details on the TRANSCRIPTS & GRADES APP ACCELERATOR: (click to expand)
- What's a good GPA for a top MBA program?
- Are you doomed if you didn't do so well in college?
- Is a decent GMAT score enough to offset a low GPA?
- Should you write the optional essay about it?
You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Who should write your recs? Do you have ideas for what to ask them to talk about? Find out what goes into strong recommendations, then run your strategy past EssaySnark for feedback before you execute.
Details on the LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION APP ACCELERATOR: (click to expand)
- What needs to go into your recommendation letters?
- Who should write them?
- What if your recommender says she doesn't have time to do it?
We also have Recommender’s Instruction Sets to simplify the work for your recommenders.
ESSAY IDEAS & OUTLINES
Upgrade price available to current subscribers (see My SnarkCenter): $ 100.00
The most efficient way to produce quality essays is to start with outlines. Find out how and get your application theme reviewed before committing to full drafts with the Essay Ideas App Accelerator.
Details on the ESSAY IDEAS APP ACCELERATOR: (click to expand)
- Explain what an "outline" is and why it's a critical step in shaping your MBA message
- Identify how to capture your core topics
- Define the kinds of essays you'll encounter and provide a proven strategy for structuring your material for each main type
- And most importantly: Let you submit your outlines for review and feedback from EssaySnark - before you begin writing any full drafts
You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg as part of your App Accelerator subscription.
Your resume needs attention before you submit it with your MBA applications. This App Accelerator will help you rework it to adcom standards, properly reinforcing your key messages to best communicate your theme.
Details on the RESUME APP ACCELERATOR: (click to expand)
This is a 30-day subscription; materials must be submitted for review before the subscription expires. You also get a 30-day membership to the EssaySnark blahg. Resume rechecks are available for an additional fee.
IMPORTANT: It’s unlikely that your existing resume is optimized for your bschool apps. In fact, we can GUARANTEE that it does not meet the best practices covered in this App Accelerator tutorial. This is not just a "Resume Review" service; it's called the "Reworking Your Resume App Accelerator" - because you need to REWORK the resume to make it as awesome as possible, and then we'll tell you what you can do to make it even better. You cannot just buy this service and upload your current resume. In fact, we reserve the right to not give you feedback - and not give you any refund either - if it’s clear you didn’t make the changes we lay out in the tutorial. You are purchasing resources with this App Accelerator, please use them.
We also offer the Waitlist Assist package that gives special support if you’re in that boat; it includes the Waitlist Strategy Guide so that you can maximize your chances of converting your limbo state to an admit.
Want the most support possible?
We offer the 4-School Set – cheaper than ONE SCHOOL with other consultants!
All BSers who did the 4-School Set last year were successful – they all got in! Here’s a post from December 2016 about timing.
Still not sure how to begin?
Use the Snark Selector to guide you!
You can also submit a query about our services through the questionnaire.