The Best Value for Money. Hands Down

ApplicantLab provides benefits that go way beyond price — namely, in-depth, quality advice available 24/7 — but the fact that it has such excellent value for money is just an added bonus.
Most admissions consultants of Maria’s caliber (Harvard Business School graduate; 15 years of experience; former AIGAC Board Member) charge $300+ for just ONE HOUR of their time.
The ApplicantLab platform gives you access to ALL of Maria’s expertise, start-to-finish, for less than what you’d pay for just one hour. …you’d pay for just one hour of time with an equally-elite consultant.
There is simply no other way to get access to this level of expertise for this price.

On-Demand Admissions Guidance Tool

Only $299

There is simply no other way to get access to this level of expertise for this price.

  • One year access to ALL modules:
    – A detailed “To Do” List
    Strategy  (mitigating weaknesses; Career Vision; Why MBA?)
    – Essays (detailed advice; brainstorming; pre-writing and drafting)
    Resume
    Recommendations
    Interviews (detailed guidance and sample videos for the most common interview questions)
  • Apply to as many schools as you’d like!
    – In-depth tailored content for each school, all for one low price
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MBA InterviewLab Only

Only $49

Invited to interview? Congrats! Let the Lab guide you. Only pay for the Interview modules!

  • 1 year access to:
    Strategy modules (mitigating weaknesses; Career Vision; Why MBA?)
    Interview Prep (detailed guidance and sample videos for the most common interview questions)

Does NOT include modules related to the rest of the application, e.g. essays, resumes, recommendations, To Do list. This product is perfect for people who have been invited to interview!

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Additional services can also be purchased

Additional Services

  • 1:1 Consultations
  • “Sanity Checks” of your materials and overall story
  • Strategic Essay Reviews
  • Editing Services
  • Mock Interviews
  • Less expensive than other firms
  • Exclusive for ApplicantLab users only
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How ApplicantLab Stacks Up

Features Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Quality Can vary greatly; are you getting an expert or just an untrained temp? The Lab’s scalability means everyone gets world-class advice from Maria, an expert & former AIGAC Board member
Availability May not be available nights / weekends; you might need to wait days to get on their calendar 24/7/365: all you need is an internet connection, and the Lab will be there for you
Price per School Incremental per-school fees for advice of this caliber is often between $1,200 - $1,500 / school ApplicantLab is the same price, no matter how many schools you use it for
Possible Conflict of Interest Given the potential pay-off they stand to make, may try to talk you in to applying to more schools, or will they flat We offer unbiased application advice
1-on-1 Guarantee Included, but that’s what you’re paying $4,500+ for Available for an additional modest fee.
Money back guarantee Varies. Some only offer a partial refund when buying a full package. Time used may not be refunded if you are not satisfied. If you determine that ApplicantLab isn't the right fit for you, contact us within 7 days of upgrading for a full refund.
Try before you Buy Typically only a 30 minute call which mostly is to convince you as to why you need to spend thousands of dollars to get quality admissions guidance. The free trial allows partial access to the entire platform so you can get a sense of all the content packed within the lab.
Quality
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Can vary greatly; are you getting an expert or just an untrained temp? The Lab’s scalability means everyone gets world-class advice from Maria, an expert & former AIGAC Board member
Availability
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
May not be available nights / weekends; you might need to wait days to get on their calendar 24/7/365: all you need is an internet connection, and the Lab will be there for you
Price per School
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Incremental per-school fees for advice of this caliber is often between $1,200 - $1,500 / school ApplicantLab is the same price, no matter how many schools you use it for
Possible Conflict of Interest
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Given the potential pay-off they stand to make, may try to talk you in to applying to more schools. We offer unbiased application advice
1-on-1 Guarantee
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Included, but that’s what you’re paying $4,500+ for Available for an additional modest fee
Money back guarantee
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Varies. Some only offer a partial refund when buying a full package. Time used may not be refunded if you are not satisfied. If you determine that ApplicantLab isn't the right fit for you, contact us within 7 days of upgrading for a full refund.
Try before you Buy
Expensive Consultants ApplicantLab
Typically only a 30 minute call which mostly is to convince you as to why you need to spend thousands of dollars to get quality admissions guidance. The free trial allows partial access to the entire platform so you can get a sense of all the content packed within the lab.

“Yeah, but…What if I Want Extra Help?”

The vast majority of ApplicantLab users end up finding the advice in the Lab so comprehensive that they do not feel the need to pay for additional services. However, sometimes some users prefer to seek out additional 1-on-1 help — in that case, no problem.

Here are the different ways you can still use the Lab to save money, even if you’re planning on working with another admissions consultant:

      • Checklists are provided (via the “pre-writing” module) that you can use to check your work.
        — You can ask a trusted friend, colleague, or even a current student you’ve made a connection with to check on your behalf — even if they have no admissions experience.
      • Detailed video walk-throughs, in particular of “good” and “bad” sample interview questions, help you craft and then analyze your own answers.
      • Do the bulk of the work in the Lab, and purchase a-la-carte hours (usually sold in packages of 2 – 3 hours) from some other consultant.
      • That should be enough time to get high-level feedback on your materials, e.g. on one set of essays + one resume.  Voila! You’ve gotten the feedback you wanted, but you don’t need to pay $4.5k+ for a “comprehensive” package!

*Just don’t tell them you’re doing this; tell them this is ALL the budget you have. Otherwise they’ll find needless fault in things, and will try to up-sell you into buying even more hours from them.

      • Already bought a 1-school comprehensive package somewhere else?
        — No problem! You can use the Lab to do the work for all of the other schools you’re applying to, for a small fraction of the cost.
      • Already bought a multi-school comprehensive package somewhere else?
        — Why not protect your hefty investment by buying ApplicantLab as an “insurance policy”? This way, you can double-check the advice you’re getting elsewhere. For less than 3% of the cost of a $10k package, you can be ensuring that you’re getting the best guidance possible.

* To be honest, many people find us after having worked with expensive consultants in the past, and if their experience is similar to yours, you might even find the advice in the Lab to be better!

Schools Supported

ApplicantLab provides in-depth admissions advice for over 50 MBA programs including:
– Top 25 Full-time US MBA Programs
– Top 25 Full-time Global MBA Programs
– Leading US Part-time MBA Programs
– Advice on how to answer the most common types of application questions
to help you apply to ANY MBA Program

 

You’ll find detailed, program-specific advice for the following programs and more:

Berkeley Haas

Cambridge Judge

Carnegie Mellon Tepper

CEIBS (China Europe International Business School)

Chicago Booth

Columbia

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Cornell Johnson

Dartmouth Tuck

Desautels Faculty of Management (McGill University )

Duke Fuqua

Emory Goizueta

ESADE

Georgetown McDonough

Harvard Business School (HBS)

HEC France

Hong Kong Univ Science and Technology (HKUST)

IE

IESE

Indian Institute of Management

IMD

Indian School of Business PGP

Indiana Kelley

INSEAD

London Business School (LBS)

Michigan Ross

MIT Sloan

Nanyang Technical University Singapore

Northwestern Kellogg

NUS Singapore

NYU Stern

Oxford Said

Rice University Jones

Rotman (Toronto)

Schulich School of Business (York University Toronto, Ontario)

Stanford GSB

UCLA Anderson

UNC Kenan-Flagler

University of Western Ontario (Ivey School of Business)

USC Marshall

UT Austin McCombs

Vanderbilt Owen

Virginia Darden

Washington Foster

Washington U St. Louis Olin

Wharton

Yale SOM

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