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“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.
Want to know which schools you should be considering? The Comprehensive Profile Review will tell you this — and more. Standard turnaround: 2 business days from receipt of materials.
Here’s how it works:
- After you sign up, you will be directed to an in-depth questionnaire. Complete these questions with as much detail as possible. EssaySnark will use the information you provide to see how you might be a match to specific bschools you name.
- 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 and career progression. 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.
Comprehensive Profile Review
You must submit your questionnaire within 30 days of purchase or you may purchase an extension 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, in Foundations, and in the 4-School Set; no refunds, credits, substitutions or adjustments are available if purchased separately. You can upgrade from the Profile Review to the Complete Essay Package or to the 4-School Set at a lower price if you do so while your original Profile Review subscription is still active (service expiration dates for upgrades are calculated from the date of this original qualifying purchase). Check the Discounts and Offers page from the SnarkCenter menu for details after making your qualifying purchase.
The Comprehensive Profile Review gives you actionable insights about your profile and how the adcoms may react to your application.
Or, if you have already applied somewhere and it didn’t work out, you can go for the Post-Mortem rejection analysis instead.
This App Accelerator is included in The Complete Essay Package, the 4-School Set and in Foundations.
Purchase the Comprehensive Profile Review: $ 199.00
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To echo the reviewers below, the Comprehensive Review is a must buy. Don't even think about it. The amount of specific advice you receive and even just the peace of mind is well worth $200.
The biggest value-add in my opinion was Snark's guidance in NOT going down certain paths. That saved me boatloads of time and definite heartache.
Snark definitely won't fluff you up - this is an honest and forthright review. S/He will lay bare all of your weaknesses (and identify your strengths). If you're ready to take a look in the mirror and truly assess your candidacy, this product is for you.
The Comprehensive Profile Review lived up to *every* expectation, and then some! This service was above and beyond what I could have possibly hoped for. With how quick and easy the initial questionnaire was, I was initially skeptical about how valuable of a response EssaySnark would come back at me with. I have never been so happily mistaken! Their insight was exceptionally thorough, specific, and candid. After combing through every bit of the 22-page (!!!) review multiple times, I firmly believe I am in a 100% better position to submit well-executed applications for each school I'm applying to this year. Make no mistake here, the team at EssaySnark definitely goes "all-in" on these profile reviews. If you are looking for an honest assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant going into the application season then I cannot recommend this service highly enough!
The Comprehensive Profile Review I received blew me away! I had no idea that it was going to be so comprehensive. EssaySnark goes into great depth into many aspects of your profile, identifying areas that may need to be more fleshed out or expanded upon and potential directions to steer things like resumes and essays.
I do believe this would be the most useful earlier on in the application process, say around May or June but I still found it to be quite helpful in late July. I will echo what others have said in reviews: the more information you put down in the questionnaire, the better the service they can provide you. It is definitely worthwhile to write down your target schools, why you chose them, and what your career goals are as this helps them assess whether the schools you are after are a good fit or the right ones.
I found the most valuable bits of feedback to be a bit about my resume and direction that I was planning on taking some of my essays. Very tempted to get the complete essay package now!
If you find yourself constantly posting profile reviews online I think this will absolutely scratch that itch and be worth every penny.
I purchased the Comprehensive Profile Review based on the recommendation of a friend, and boy, I'm glad I did! It is fabulous and worth far more than $199.
I come from a nontraditional background as a social entrepreneur with a high undergrad GPA but low GRE scores. EssaySnark provided me a very thorough analysis of my background and perceived strengths and weaknesses. The feedback confirmed many of the thoughts that were swirling around my head about "how will the MBA adcoms perceive this or that." And it also shed new light on things I hadn't considered. It has challenged me to think hard about my motivations for business school and future career goals.
I feel much more confident and sure of my strengths, and much more aware of the weaknesses I will need to address, as I prepare for applications this fall. I highly recommend the Profile Review to anyone considering business school.
I’m a prospective military applicant and recently took advantage of the Comprehensive Profile Review. It was pro bono, but I am more than happy to reciprocate a fraction of the time they spent on me to write this review.
ES doesn’t advertise any silver bullets, so don’t expect to receive any (probably possible though). This is them taking a fairly holistic look at you and giving an assessment of how it all fits together. The value I gained from this CPR was in guiding my thinking about objectively where I sit as a candidate and how I may present myself to an ADCOM. I think the CPR’s place is early in the process so you have time to take action.
Some other CPR reviews mentioned regrets about not being as forthcoming during the questionnaire, so against my normal tendency, I divulged quite a bit about myself. I’d say this is the only way to make the CPR worth your time (and not waste theirs). If your inputs are sparse, all they can do is spit out some generic information that you could easily find within the first few results of a google search. Maybe not by explicit design, but I thought the questionnaire itself was actually useful in order to get the introspection flowing and highlight some gaps (i.e. they’re asking about experiences that you don’t have, whoops). Give yourself a day or two to complete it.
A few takeaways from the CPR. My stats are slightly below average for my targets, but well within striking range so I wasn’t expecting any groundbreaking insight on those, but they did suggest some alternative schools to consider based on information I provided. I already have a Master’s, and they did provide some good information about how it could be received by an ADCOM and how I may or may not weave it into my story. Finally, I wasn’t sure about how a couple pieces of my profile might play into a narrative, and since they’ve seen a number of candidate profiles, they were able to provide a useful perspective that will likely drive my approach in creating that narrative.
Overall, I’m happy with their work and am confident that their essay critiques and school strategy guides would add value to me during this application process.
You guys helped me out with the comprehensive profile review and I also bought the Duke Strategy Guide. I recently heard back from UNC and Duke. I was accepted to both schools, and I wanted to thank you guys for the support and thorough feedback. The comprehensive review drove the decisions I made throughout the entire application process.
I just wanted to say thank you to EssaySnark. They provided an comprehensive profile review that really helped me get focused. Being a very nontraditional MBA candidate that is currently in the military, I didn’t really have a clue about how to articulate my goals in a way that would be appreciated by a university like HBS or Booth. I thought it might be beneficial to base some of my goals on the strengths of the school. For example, Booth is known for their finance and quantitative coursework.... maybe I should highlight how I am somewhat interested in learning about finance...
EssaySnark very clearly told me that is not the way to go. It made much more sense to be authentic to my true goals and to actually highlight my strengths. I am so happy I didn’t pander to what I thought the school might want to hear. Any reputable ADCOM would see right through this.
I wanted to submit numerous applications for round two. Out of nowhere, I recieved orders for a temporary duty assignment and had to drop everything. I put a hold on putting together my applications while I was overseas, but I kept EssaySnark’s advice on the back of my mind while I was away. I wrote my essays, fixed weaknesses with my resume, and thought long and hard about my goals. I basically counted out round two because I didn’t think I would have enough time to execute.
When I returned back home from my temporary assignment, I literally had a weekend before most of the due dates for the MBA programs. On a whim, I decided to apply to my top four programs. I submitted my applications to HBS, Stanford, and Booth. I also submitted an application to Harris School of Public Policy because I applied to a joint MBA/MPP program at the University of Chicago. Keep in mind, I put together all of these applications over 4 days which is not advised and pretty foolish. After submitting the applications, I thought I didn’t have a chance. After a few weeks, I received a call from Harris saying that they were happy I applied. The person that called me mentioned reading my essay and said it was “very impressive.” I still don’t have an official acceptance from Harris, but from what I understand... Harris doesn’t usually call people after you submit your application to give an impromptu interview.
Just a few days ago I find out that I was invited to interview with Booth. HBS interviews are announced in a couple days. I feel like I am on the right track.
I really owe this to EssaySnark’s feedback from the comprehensive review. I honestly do not believe my essays would have been as strong as they were without reading all of the materials on this website and without the very blunt feedback I was provided during the review. I highly recommend nontraditonal candidates to get the comprehensive review. The advice is solid, blunt, and will open your eyes to what your weaknesses and strengths are. Thank you EssaySnark!
I was coming off a disappointing zero admit season and decided to get a Comprehensive Profile Review done by the good people at Essay Snark. To be honest, this should have been the first thing to do when I started my journey, but better late than never.
Its a great way to develop a better understanding of where you stand and what you will need to do to be successful on the application journey (which is indeed long and tiring). Also helps you shortlist the right set of schools to maximize chances of success.
EssaySnark holds no punches in their Comprehensive Profile Review. If you want to know where you stand, and trust me, you NEED to know where you stand, the Comprehensive Profile Review is the gut check that everyone should get at the start of their MBA journey. Afraid of too much criticism? Do not worry, the review will also highlight your strengths and provide insight into aspects of your profile that you did not know could be leveraged. Most importantly, EssaySnark will evaluate your current school strategy and let you know where you can aim higher and suggest other schools similar to your targets.
This write up is fantastic and far more than I would have expected for no cost [as part of EssaySnark's pro bono military program]. It definitely has provided me with a bunch of things that I need to reflect on. I just wanted to hit you up with a quick thanks while I internalize some of this info. I will definitely point others in your direction, and explore your other products. You guys are awesome.
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.