Graduate School Admissions Consulting - Application Strategy

Admissions Consulting Services at a Glance

Comprehensive Packages

  • Dedicated Pack - Includes Application Strategy, Essay Review, Resume Review & Mock Interview
  • Elite Pack - Prompt, 7-day access to educational consultant, Application Strategy, Essay Review, Resume Review, Unlimited Mock Interview

A la Carte Services

  • Essay Review - Options include Single Essay (up to 800 words), Mini Pack (Single Essay + Resume Review) and Essay Review for all essays from one or more schools
  • Application Strategy - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education experts to map out application process
  • Mock Interview - 2 hour minimum preparation with our education expert to prepare for upcoming interview with admissions office
  • Case Interview - 2 hour minimum preparation with our expert to prepare for upcoming consulting case or job interview
  • Rejection Analysis - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education expert to evaluate weaknesses in rejected applications and plan next steps
  • Waitlist Strategy - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education expert to evaluate weaknesses in a waitlisted application, and make recommendations for interim period
  • Scholarship Application Review - Our consultants will identify specific scholarships to apply for, work with you to identify strengths that correlate with the stated objectives of the scholarship and review the applications to ensure your chance of receiving the scholarship is as high as possible
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For my admission essays, my consultant provided his expertise on editing and structural arrangement of ideas and helped me product finished final products. I received admissions from both my dream schools which are top tier schools. Today, as I decide to join one of them. I cannot thank Craig enough for his services. He is very experienced and uses his experience to guide user on the right track as far as the flow of the essay is concerned. Well, this is besides the excellent editing skills he has. Thanks Craig! -Eric

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Graduate School Selection - Why Us?

Graduate School Application Strategy Overview

Applying for graduate school involves a huge amount of research, preparation and organization. Knowing where to apply, when to apply and how to apply successfully is the essentials of the task. It is also a process of self-evaluation and self-marketing. Your ultimate success not only is dependent on who you are, what you have done and where you want to be, but also based on how to highlight your most unique experiences in your applications and how to tailor your approach to each school of your choice.

In general, we recommend you first take stock of your major strengths and weaknesses with real-life evidences to substantiate each quality you list. Then you should stop for a moment and ponder on your current stage of life and your short-term and long-term personal and professional goals. Also think about how a graduate school could enrich your experiences, knowledge and skills and how a graduate degree could help you further your career path. A thorough process of self-exploration will help you prioritize your major deciding factors for choosing schools to apply for. It will also help you tackle the essays and the entire application in a much more organized and effective way.

We typically recommend you to tier the schools of your choice before you start to apply according to your preference and your likelihood of acceptance. In other words, it will be wise to cover all of worst-case, normal-case and best-case scenarios when you select a short list of schools to apply for. However, it will require the same amount of commitment, dedication and hard work for all applications. You should give every application your best effort!

Work with our expert admissions consultants to devise the most effective application strategy that gets you into your top-choice school. Discuss where and when to apply and how to optimally present your candidacy. Gain valuable insights from our team's vast admissions experiences and leverage off our advice to get the most out of your application. We know how to highlight each important detail from your background and experiences to ensure an admissions board notices you. Spend at least a few hours with our admissions consultants and rest assured knowing that an effective admissions strategy has been crafted to match your aspirations.

Our Graduate School Admissions Consulting Products & Services

Manhattan Elite Prep’s Admissions Consulting staff is made up exclusively of former admissions committee members and graduates from the top Ivy League schools. They have years of experience in reviewing resumes, interviewing prospective students and new hires, coaching on school and career choices, and advising on how to best present yourself to different schools. We offer the following services to applicants of college, graduate schools, law schools and private high schools:

  • Elite Packages
  • Dedicated Packages
  • Essay Review
  • Application Strategy Consultation
  • Resume Review
  • Mock Interview
  • Case Interview 
  • Waitlist Strategy
  • Rejection Analysis
  • Scholarship Review
  • Harvard Graduate School Dedicated Pack
  • Free Seminar - How to Get into a Top Graduate Program
  • Free Graduate School Candidacy Evaluation (via email or phone only)

Once you have decided to pursue a graduate degree (whether it be one of the graduate programs listed below or another), you have essentially completed the first step in the admissions process, and your motivation is a great precursor to success. But which schools? What are the next steps? How do you present yourself in such a way to truly demonstrate your strong drive and fit in your ideal school?

The admissions process overwhelms many applicants, especially busy, young professionals with limited time in their schedules. Our individually-tailored guidance helps you successfully traverse the pitfalls of the application process. From your application essays to determining which school to attend, our admissions packages give you the expert advice and knowledge necessary to make the most educated decisions possible.

Choosing to return to school is a big investment, but know that the value of a graduate degree from a top school is indisputable. Our services help you effectively present your strengths and hide your weaknesses. Through our one-on-one consultations with you, we create a road map to success together. Our consultants commit themselves to helping candidates put forth their best application. Our consultants will build strong relationships with you, the candidate, and will understand your nuances and gifts. They will help you present yourself effectively against stringent and selective admissions standards and criteria.

Graduate School Programs


  • Biological
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Management / Business Specialties

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive MBA
  • Finacnce
  • Information Systems
  • International
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • Production/Operations
  • Supply Chain/Logistics


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Healthcare Management
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Conseling
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology


  • Aerospace
  • Biological
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Nuclear

Fine Arts

  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia/Visual Communications
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Medical Specialties

  • AIDS
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rural Medicine
  • Women's Health

Social Sciences & Humanities

  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Criminology


  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Higher Education Teacher
  • Special Education
  • Student Counseling
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Administration & Supervision
  • Education Policy
  • Educational Psychology

Law Specialties

  • Clinical Training
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International La
  • Tax Law
  • Trial Advocacy

Public Affairs

  • City Management & Urban Policy
  • Environmental Policy & Management
  • Health Policy & Management
  • IT Management
  • Public Finance & Budgeting
  • Public Management Administration
  • Public-Policy Analysis
  • Social Policy

Library and Information Studies

  • Archives and Preservation
  • Digital Librarianship
  • Health Librarianship
  • Information Systems
  • Law Librarianship
  • School Library Media
  • Services for Children and Youth

We specialize in assisting Graduate School applicants with

Professional Background

  • College Athlete
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance / Consulting
  • Engineer / Scientist
  • Military Background
  • Nonprofit / Government
  • Unusual Career Path

Ethnic/Cultural Background

  • European
  • Latin American
  • East Asian
  • South Asian
  • African
  • Oceanian

Comparison of Add'l Graduate School Program Admissions Services

Mock interview Case Interview Waitlist Strategy Rejection Analysis Scholarship Review
Service Interview Prep for Admissions Interview Prep for Consulting job Interviews Increase chances of acceptance Review rejected applications to identify problems and minimize weaknesses Assess scholarship options and assist in application
Price $150/hr $150/hr $550 per school $550 per school $350 per school
Students Applicants Consulting Job Applicants Waitlisted Applicants Rejected Applicants Scholarship Applicants
Included Interview Prep and Analysis Interview Prep and Analysis Application Review and Guidance Rejected Application Analysis Scholarship Search and Assistance

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