All Access

Our All Access clients have been admitted to top MPA, MPP, MBA, JD, MUP, and M.Arch. programs across the world with
$4.7 million in fellowships:

Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia SIPA, Columbia Law School, University of Pennsylvania Wharton, Columbia Booth, Northwestern Kellogg, Johns Hopkins SAIS, UC Berkeley Goldman, U Chicago Harris, London Business School, INSEAD, Yale SOM, UT McCombs and more…

We’d love for you to be our next success story.

Benefits of All Access:

  • Start-to-finish support on the entire application (from choosing your schools to managing deferral requests). The engagement lasts from signup through May 1, 2018.
  • Individual Attention: 1-on-1 coaching throughout the entire application process with a consultant
  • Unlimited* Editing of your resume, essays, short answer responses, and recommendation letters
  • Private Coaching Calls: access to ongoing support via email, phone, and Skype when you need it with your consultant. You get up to three 20-50 minute coaching calls per month as needed.
  • Mock Interview Prep: Your package includes one mock interview and then an additional mock interview for each school or fellowship included in your package that invites you for an interview.
  • Group Coaching Calls: For four intensive, highly productive sessions, you will join a small group (fewer than 10 people) and me (Kaneisha) for an ask-anything Q&A. You can ask questions live during the call or submit them anonymously via a form. All of these calls are recorded so you can listen to them while driving, at the gym, or cleaning your home.
  • Learning on Demand: Access to the Live Edit Library so you can learn the secrets to successfully applying on your own schedule. Policy school applicants also get admission to my popular video course Hacking Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Sample Essays & Resumes: Access to successful essays and resumes of past clients to see real examples of what has worked in the past
  • Access to Ivy League Alumni: Access to select members of The Art of Applying’s network of past clients for exclusive insider insights, networking, and friendship
  • Fellowship Search: Your coaching package also includes The Art of Applying’s MoneyFinder Fellowship Search Service. Our team will spend up to two hours conducting one round of fellowship search for you where we will identify 1-3 fellowships for which you are eligible.
  • Financial Aid Negotiation & Appeals: Did you know that you don’t have to settle for the first financial aid offer you receive? We have helped our clients successfully negotiate for thousands of extra dollars in additional grant aid (that means free money). Financial aid negotiation and financial aid appeal letter coaching is included in your package.
  • Matriculation Deferral Coaching: About 1 in 10 of our clients gets admitted to their dream school but needs an extra year before they attend. Your package includes help with crafting a request to delay going off to your dream school.
  • Waitlist Coaching: If you get put on the waitlist at your dream school, we’ll help you manage the process and fight your way into the incoming class.

*You can submit up to 3 essays, 2 letters of recommendation, and 2 resume pages for editing each business day.


Investment for All Access:

$30,000 for up to 10 applications


Your All Access investment includes 1-on-1 coaching and unlimited editing for 10 applications. Each school counts as one application and each fellowship counts as one application.

Coaching period:

Coaching begins as soon as you sign up and lasts through May 1, 2018 so that you have enough time to hear back from schools, negotiate financial aid and fellowships, and fight your way off any waitlists as necessary.

We happily take on clients throughout the year (even at the very last minute) but we recommend that clients begin working with us as early as possible and no later than 3 months before their first deadline for the best results.

Paying for All Access:

All Access is $30,000 paid upfront or 4 monthly payments of $8000.

All payment plans must be 100% paid up by four weeks before the first application deadline. For example, if you are applying first round to MBA programs, you’d need to have all payments complete by 4weeks before your first MBA deadline.

Send inquiries regarding payment plans to help@theartofapplying.com.

First step to sign up: Deep Dive with Kaneisha

Since this package is a substantial investment of time, money, and energy, all potential clients for the All Access are recommended (but not required) to have a Deep Dive to make sure you and The Art of Applying are a good fit before committing to a longer-term engagement.

Contact us to inquire about All Access.

FAQ about All Access:

How do I apply and when does coaching begin?

The first step is to contact me to indicate your interest and tell me about yourself. If your profile indicates that you’re a good fit, we’ll schedule the Deep Dive during which we can get to know one another better and discuss your application process. Once you have signed your client agreement and submitted your payment, coaching will begin as soon as you submit your first payment and continues as late as May 1, 2018, depending on how long it takes for you to completely finish your application process. Most applicants work with me and my team to meet Round 1 and Round 2 deadlines (October – January deadlines), but this package includes coaching for all three application rounds.

What is your success rate?

For the 2016-2017 season, we had 5 All Access coaching clients. Of the 5 clients, I gave 4 clients the green light to submit applications.  100% of All Access clients who submitted applications were admitted to one of their top choice schools. 100% of All Access clients received fellowship aid. The client who received a red light on her application achieved a GMAT score of below 600, so I recommended she wait to apply in a later year, and she continued to happily work with our team on her applications in anticipation of applying in a future year. So far, I have never accepted a client’s money, told them I thought they’d get in, and they received no admits. The three times ever in my business that a 1-on-1 client has received rejections across the board, it was completely expected and I had strongly advised them not to submit in the current year, which means I “red lighted” their applications but they submitted them anyway. In short: I can’t guarantee results, but I don’t take your money if I don’t think you will get in to one of your target schools.

What if I am rejected from all of my schools?

It is extremely rare for All Access clients that follow our advice to be rejected from all of their schools. However, if you apply to at least 8 schools during Round 1 or Round 2 (or by January 30, 2017 for non-MBA programs), complete all components of your All Access package, and are rejected from all of your schools, you can take advantage of our Get In Guarantee policy, which entitles you to our All Access service for 10 applications during the following application season. All Access and The Get In Guarantee can not be transferred to another person or deferred.

How often will my consultant and I talk on the phone?

You get up to 3 hour-long 1-on-1 coaching calls per month with your consultant. Your consultant will schedule calls as needed while focusing on being as efficient with your time as possible. The two of you will will speak more in the early months of the engagement as you polish your resume, establish your recommenders, refine your list of target schools, and determine your application strategy. As you work on your essays, you and your consultant will talk at least one to two times every month. The closer we get to the deadline, you and your consultant will talk more frequently, from once a week to several times a week if necessary.

I feel like I need to have a decent GMAT/GRE score before I start private coaching. Is that right?

Wrong. Every year, I have people come to me late in the season, frantically rushing to get their essays done, because they put too much value on the test. They spent months preparing for the test, worrying about the test, etc. and only gave themselves a few weeks to work on the essays, which are the most important part of the application. While I recommend most clients who are not star test-takers get 1-on-1 test prep, I never recommend that people wait until they have nailed the test before they start working on their essays and other application components. When clients come to me before having taken the test, I am able to help them by recommending 1-on-1 tutors to them, helping find the right class for their learning style and needs, as well as provide advice on how to manage their tutor to get the most value out of the relationship. Do not let your test be an obstacle that holds up your application process. The part of the application you have the most control over is your essays, so be sure to give those enough time to come together and tell your story well.

I’m convinced this is the right package for me, but I have to convince my spouse/parents this is worth paying for. Help!

I understand that private coaching with me or one of my consultants is a huge investment of time, money, and energy. In the past, I’ve found it to be extremely beneficial to have key stakeholders in your life such as a spouse or parent join us for part of the initial call to meet me, ask questions, and get a real sense of the value of the coaching experience. Rather than just treating your parents and/or spouse like a piggybank, make him/her a partner in your application journey. On the other hand, it is important to remember that the schools are admitting you and not your family, so you have to be the person who is most committed to this process.

You don’t have to be perfect to have stellar application results.
After working with me, Marcus used the money he saved on not having to pay for grad school to BUY A HOUSE!


Client:
Marcus
GPA: 3.4
GRE: 156V, 149Q (GMAT equivalent of 500)
Background: US Navy, early 30s

Marcus’ admissions & financial aid offers:

Harvard Kennedy School: Accepted with Yellow Ribbon Program Support for military service, roughly 30% tuition
UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy: Accepted with 100% tuition and approximately $17,000 stipend
Duke Sanford School of Public Policy: Accepted with 100% tuition and approximately $11,000 stipend
UNC School of Government: Accepted with 100% tuition and approximately $10,000 stipend
University of Chicago Harris School: Accepted with no tuition support or stipend

What Marcus had to say about working with me:

Kaneisha, thanks for all your help.

Amazingly I’ve been accepted to EVERY school that I’ve applied for with full rides plus five-figure stipends to almost every one.

After a long deliberation I chose Duke University’s MPP program over Berkeley, Harvard, Univ. of Chicago and UNC-Chapel Hill. I ended up working with Duke to give me a larger stipend in turn for assistance with tuition from outside sources. This matched the full tuition offer from the other schools and gave me roughly $19,000 a year for stipends.

I appreciate you helping me to navigate the graduate school application process. Your knowledge and information on how to maximize my experiences and express them in my application was truly invaluable.

I’ve been told by several people that my acceptance with financial assistance to these universities is no small task and I doubt that I would have been accepted to or received as many scholarships without your help. You really helped me overcome my average GPA (3.4) and my low GRE scores (156V & 149Q) by emphasizing the diversity in the other areas of my application. Thanks again and I wish you the best. – Marcus

Be our next success story!

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