Graduate Admissions Insight
Consulting Services Tailored To Your Individual Needs & Stage In The Process
Specializing in Undergraduate Admissions & Graduate Admissions To Business, Social, and Behavioral Sciences Programs
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What Stage Are You In?
1+ Years Prior
Identifying a specific discipline and degree of interest (e.g., B.A., M.B.A., P.h.D., M.D., etc.);
Setting admissions preparation priorities (e.g., seeking internship vs. an research position);
Determining the proper standardized test(s) for you (e.g., SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, etc.).
~6-18 Months Prior
Identifying prospective schools and programs that match your interests and goals;
Composing an initial draft of a Resume or CV;
Beginning a structured study plan to prepare for admissions standardized testing.
~6 Months Prior
Asking faculty and professional supervisors for Letters of Recommendation;
Taking admissions exams, determining whether to retake;
Writing an initial draft of a Personal Statement.
~2-8 Weeks Prior
Tailoring CVs/Resumes and Personal Statements to FIT with prospective universities and/or MATCH with prospective programs and faculty mentors;
Seeking professional feedback about application documents.
Acquiring the professional clothing and accessories you'll need for interviews;
Prepare for interviews by practicing (e.g., Mock Interviewing).
After Admissions Season
If you've received good news (congrats!), comparing your admissions offers,
If not-so-good news, evaluating application package(s) to plan/prepare for next "Admissions Season."
Applying to college or graduate school is a highly complex and unique process for each applicant.
That's why all of GAI's services are individually tailored to meet your needs and goals as an applicant.
Snapshot Of Our Services
Admissions Advising Consultation
60-Minute Zoom Session
Mock Interview Coaching Consultation
60-Minute Zoom Session
Personal Statement Planning Consultation
60-Minute Zoom Session
Revising CV or Resume
A Sharper & More Professional Document
Revising Personal Statement
A More Refined & Persuasive Essay
Program Identification & Admissions Planning
Report On Best-Matching Programs, Application Components,
Timelines, & Recommendations For Admissions Success
Application Needs Assessment — Pre-Submission
Diagnostic Report Of Recommendations To Address
Application Limitations Before Submission Deadline
Application Packages Evaluation— Post-Admissions Results
Evaluation Report Of Recommendations To Address
Application Weaknesses During Next Admissions Season
Premium Consulting Service Packages
Q&A Access Unlimited;
Document Revision Unlimited.
Helping You Get Accepted
Johnathan has developed sage admissions insight during his decade-plus professional involvement in the fields of Psychology and Education. He earned B.A. in Psychology from Vassar, ranked a Most Selective Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report. Johnathan also has a Masters degree in Education and he is currently completing a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, specializing in forensic assessment and evaluation.
Some of Johnathan's admissions consulting training experience includes positions as a college admissions exam (i.e., SAT, ACT) tutor, a university-based writing coach, an academic researcher and published author, college professor, and an analyst at an education consulting firm. In addition, Johnathan interviews and rates Ph.D. applicants on an annual basis, participating in graduate admissions decision-making process. More information about Johnathan's professional background and qualifications is located in the Bio page.
Track Record Of Admissions Success
Received an Early Decision admissions offer from Vassar College;
Received admissions offers from competitive Masters programs such as the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota;
Received 8 doctoral program interview offers, attended 7, including at esteemed programs such as TAMU and UVA;
Received Ph.D. admissions offer in competitive field (M acceptance rate = ~10.0%) during first "Application Season."
Determining the number of schools you should apply to;
Knowing how to best plan and prepare for admissions standardized testing;
Recognizing the importance of university FIT and program MATCH;
Understanding how to demonstrate your FIT and MATCH within Personal Statements;
Differentiating what you should vs. should not discuss in personal statements and interviews;
Structuring your CV/Resume to highlight your accomplishments;
Obtaining letters of recommendation that stand out;
Preparing for admissions interviews.