Top 25 MBA Admissions Coaches for Round 3/Deferred Application Deadlines (2023)

With R3/deferred deadlines right around the corner, now is the time to find a coach to help you finish up those essays, polish your resume, and perform a final review.

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With deferred and Round 3 application deadlines right around the corner, now is the time to find a coach to help you finish up those essays, polish your resume, and perform a final review. Here are 25 of our expert coaches who are available to help you get over the line.

Best For: Harvard Business School Applicants

Amber Ashley J.

  • Hourly Price: $250
  • MBA Program: JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School (Deferred Admit)
  • Professional Background: Investment Banking (Morgan Stanley), Consulting (Ed-Tech Startup in China), Law Associate (Latham & Watkins)

Jacob B.

  • Hourly Price: $40
  • MBA Program: Harvard Business School (Deferred Admit)
  • Also Admitted To: MIT Sloan
  • Professional Background: Product Management (Meta, HBO Max, and Atlassian)

Harsha M.

  • Hourly Price: $200
  • MBA Program: Harvard Business School
  • Also Admitted To: The Wharton School (UPenn)
  • Professional Background: Consulting (Boston Consulting Group), Investing (WestBridge Capital), Business Operations (Heyday), Essay Specialist

Kerry P.

  • Hourly Price: $350
  • MBA Program: Northwestern Kellogg
  • Professional Background: Former Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Harvard Business School and Founding Member of the HBS 2+2 Program

Featured Packages

Harvard Business School Essay Package

  • Coach: Nikki Y., HBS MBA, Ex-Bain, Social Impact
  • Price: $400 for three reviews / $1000 for complete HBS essay support
  • Includes: Detailed reviews of your HBS essay with feedback on content, wording, and grammar

Essay Editing Package

  • Coach: Kevin T., HBS 2+2 MBA Admit, Investment Banking at Credit Suisse
  • Price: $100
  • Includes: Review of up to three drafts per essay, for primary or scholarship applications

Best For: Stanford GSB Applicants

Nina C.

  • Hourly Price: $95
  • MBA Program: Stanford GSB, Knight-Hennessy Scholar
  • Also Admitted To: Harvard Business School
  • Professional Background: Consulting (Bain & Co.), EdTech Growth (ALX), Investing (The Raba Partnership)

Rafi S.

  • Hourly Price: $110
  • MBA Program: Stanford GSB (Deferred Admit)
  • Professional Background: Consulting (Bain & Co.), Business Dev./Strategy (ChargePoint and Pano)

Olivia P.

  • Hourly Price: $90
  • MBA Program: Stanford GSB (Deferred Admit)
  • Professional Background: Capital Markets (Morgan Stanley), Consulting (McKinsey & Co.), Business Operations (Eko)

Sachin W.

  • Hourly Price: $299
  • Education: BA from Stanford University, PhD from UCLA
  • Professional Background: Pro Admissions Coach, Consulting (McKinsey), Professional Writer

Sarah J.

  • Hourly Price: $60
  • MBA Program: Stanford GSB
  • Professional Background: Sustainability, Product Management (Bboxx), Entrepreneurship (Founder, Revivo)

Featured Packages

Stanford GSB Essay Editing | Exclusive Package

  • Coach: Sowa I., Stanford MBA Candidate and Student Body President, Consulting and Venture Capital
  • Price: $1500
  • Includes: Complete essay editing for both of GSB’s essays, up to six drafts from brainstorming to final edits

Comprehensive GSB Application Review Package

  • Coach: Dione C., Stanford BA/MBA, Professional Admissions Coach
  • Price: $650
  • Includes: A comprehensive review of your entire application with strategic and actionable feedback; this package gives you a chance to “test drive” your application

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Best For: University of Pennsylvania Wharton Applicants

Allie K.

  • Hourly Price: $125
  • MBA Program: The Wharton School, MPA from Harvard Kennedy School
  • Professional Background: Investment Banking (Goldman Sachs), Consulting (BCG), Investing (Jonathan Rose Companies)

Jeremy H.

  • Hourly Price: $129
  • MBA Program: The Wharton School
  • Also Admitted To: Chicago Booth
  • Professional Background: Consulting (McKinsey & Co.), STEM

Saleem H.

  • Hourly Price: $35
  • MBA Program: The Wharton School (Deferred Admit)
  • Also Admitted To: Yale School of Management, MIT Sloan
  • Professional Background: Consulting (PwC), Strategy/Private Equity (EY-Parthenon)

Leland G.

  • Hourly Price: $99
  • MBA Program: The Wharton School
  • Also Admitted To: MIT Sloan
  • Professional Background: Consulting (Accenture, LEK), Private Equity (Thompson Street Capital Partners)

Featured Packages

Wharton Essay Editing Package

  • Coach: Amy H., Ex-Wharton Staff Member, Professional Admissions Coach
  • Price: $1500
  • Includes: Complete Wharton essay strategy, from shaping the narrative to editing final drafts

“Why X School” Essay Support Package

  • Coach: Mario D., Stanford GSB/M.Ed., Admitted to Wharton, Sloan, and Kellogg
  • Price: $245
  • Includes: Reviews for as many draft revisions as needed until you feel like you’ve nailed the “Why this school?” application essay

Best For: Applicants to Other M7 Programs

Karla M.

  • Hourly Price: $199
  • MBA Program: Chicago Booth, MPP from Harvard Kennedy School
  • Also Admitted To: Dartmouth Tuck, UVA Darden, Yale School of Management, Duke Fuqua
  • Professional Background: Consulting (EY), Research (LinkedIn, Bloomberg), Investment Banking (JP Morgan)

Geoff W.

  • Hourly Price: $225
  • MBA Program: MIT Sloan
  • Professional Background: Venture Capital (Peterson Ventures, MVP Ventures), Consulting (BCG), MBA/MS Engineering Program (LGO)

Ryan W.

  • Hourly Price: $110
  • MBA Program: Chicago Booth
  • Also Admitted To: UCLA
  • Professional Background: Strategy (Capital Group), Strategy & Analytics (Salesforce)

Best For: International Applicants

Cengiz C.

  • Hourly Price: $85
  • MBA Program: Stanford GSB (Deferred Admit)
  • Professional Background: Consulting (ReD Associates), Investing (Picus Capital, Glade Brook Capital)

Vidhan B.

  • Hourly Price: $100
  • MBA Program: Harvard Business School (Deferred Admit)
  • Professional Background: Investing (Pillar VC), Founder (Dr. Brinsley), Supply Chain (C&E Limited)

Jenna H.

  • Hourly Price: $150
  • MBA Program: Stanford GSB, MPA from Harvard Kennedy School
  • Professional Background: Product Management (Adobe, Google), Venture Capital (ALLVP), Founder (Peak Mindset)

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