Why choose us?

Why You? Why Us?

So you’re applying to grad school and you’re searching for a consultant. The overwhelming number of companies in the market can make your head spin. Let us make the decision easy for you!

Learn about what makes us stand out and why we’re different. We’re confident that by the end of this page, you’ll see why The Art of Applying is an outstanding choice for your graduate school applications.

You’ll be more than just a number.

Although we would love to work with every client that contacts us, we choose to work with people who are dedicated to their own success. If we feel that you’re willing to consistently work toward your goals, and that you’re really ready to succeed in a top graduate program, our small and dedicated team will put our all into helping you get there.

We’re more than just “consultants.” Think of us as your hired crew of really smart and well-connected friends.

When you start working with us, you’re not just another case placed into an assembly line and shuffled through the process. Our diverse and highly experienced team works closely together to ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward at all times. And it doesn’t stop there! Our Comprehensive Coaching clients get access to former clients and people in our network who have successfully gained entry into the same programs you’re striving to get into.

We focus on the financials—your financials.

Helping you prepare a stellar application is just one component of ensuring your future success. The Art of Applying helps you find, apply for, and win competitive scholarships and fellowships. Since we started in 2010, we’ve helped our clients gain over $4.7 million in free money for their graduate degrees. We want to make sure that once you get into your dream school, your future career choices aren’t limited by financial constraints.

We take on the tough cases.

Does something in your profile make you think twice about applying to your dream schools? Perhaps you have a low GPA, a low GMAT score, gaps in college or your employment history, or atypical work experience? The Art of Applying has worked with numerous clients who come from “nontraditional” backgrounds or who have red flags in their profile. We’re here to help you paint your profile in the best light possible so that you can spend your energy on submitting the best application possible rather than focusing on issues that may not even be deal-breakers!

We are a generous community.

The relationship you have with us doesn’t end once you submit your school applications. One of the most beautiful things about The Art of Applying community is how former clients make themselves available to current clients. If you’re visiting a school, all we have to do is call up a former client at the target school to arrange a lunch, coffee meeting, or a day of visiting classes. If you’re stuck on writing a particular essay, we go out of our way to find a client with a similar profile who might be willing to share his/her essays with you. To this day, I am still in touch with some of my first clients who have now graduated and are out in the work world at their dream jobs.

We are transparent with results—and the results are outstanding.

Last season, 100% of our Comprehensive Coaching clients were given the “green light” to submit their applications. All 8 of them were admitted to one of their top choice schools.

Our 56 clients in 2014-2015 received $1.3 million in fellowships, including 5 full rides. By paying less for graduate school, you free up more cash to invest in your future and pursue the career that you really want.

Now that you know what makes us different, it’s time for you to partner with us so we can help you show admissions committees all the wonderful things that make you different.

Read about all the ways you can work with us.