While the majority of Personal MBA Coach clients work with us through our Comprehensive Packages on a space available basis, Personal MBA Coach supports clients looking for limited support through the following services:

One Time Gut Check

When you have already completed your application but want to be sure you are ready to submit.

Your MBA resume, application essays and short answers will be reviewed to make sure they tell the right story, flow well together and are polished enough to maximize the chances of getting an interview.

After you sign up for a gut check, we will:

  • Review your entire application.
  • Perform one round of edits of the resume and all required essays.
  • Highlight mistakes and key areas to improve.
  • Provide an overall assessment as to whether you have a strong application or not.

This includes a list of recommendations and the next steps needed to get your application ready for submission. 

Note that it is rare for a gut check to be enough to get an applicant admitted and, in most cases, additional work will be required. The fee for a gut check is $1,195 per school. Note that while this fee covers most applications, some programs may have a higher price depending on the number of essays required or length/difficulty of each essay. Last minute rush pricing may be applicable.

Ready for your MBA application review? Contact us to confirm availability.


Harvard Business School ’22 with $550K
Looking back on my MBA application journey, I can say with certainty that the best decision I made was to hire Personal MBA Coach. I ended up getting into every single school that I applied to with many full rides. Scott’s expertise, dedication, transparency, and most importantly, patience, allowed for my lofty goals to become... Read More
Stanford GSB
Fabulous! As a non-native English speaker, I was very worried about applications. Besides putting me at ease, Scott helped me in my crazy dream to attend a top US business school. I didn’t know it was possible to get so close to someone personally who is on the other side of the world (11.5 hr... Read More
I decided to work with Scott after doing consultations with four other firms. I was very disillusioned about the industry and wasn’t sure if I even wanted to work with anyone. Upon speaking with him, I was very pleasantly surprised by our natural chemistry and his easygoing nature. Rather than pushing a cookie-cutter narrative for... Read More
MIT Sloan
I couldn’t have made it to my dream school, MIT Sloan, without Scott and his team’s timely support and guidance. The team was super responsive and to the point with their questions, prompts and edits. This allowed me to iterate through my ideas and bring relevant information into my essays. The entire process gave me... Read More
Columbia Business School
Thank you for the brilliant work on my application. I knew I had the experience but did not really know how to put it all together. Columbia has been a great experience so far and I could not have gotten here without the Personal MBA Coach expert help. I was pushed in ways I didn’t... Read More
Harvard Business School
With Scott’s consulting I was accepted into three of my top four choices. He really knows what works and makes the process simpler than I thought possible. More impressively, he worked with me on an aggressive timeline and was always available when I needed him. I’m not sure if he sleeps, but I’m not complaining.... Read More
Yale SOM
Coming from a small consulting firm, I was afraid that I didn’t have the brand cachet to get into a good business school. Working with Scott, I was able to describe myself and my experiences in a way that set me apart from many peers, including those at larger firms. Since I had very clearly... Read More
Chicago Booth
The Personal MBA Coach Team has been instrumental in my MBA admissions journey. They truly made it possible for me to achieve my long term dream of getting admitted to a top business school. The team’s thorough knowledge of the entire application process and guidance on how best to position myself along with various nuances... Read More
I knew I wanted to work full-time while getting my MBA and not leave NYC, so that didn’t leave many options. Plus, I love the village and only really wanted to go to Stern. My crazy work schedule makes me pretty difficult to work with, but Scott made it work while pushing me very hard... Read More
Dartmouth Tuck
I applied from one of the most competitive categories in MBA – Indian Male engineer. My age was on the higher side (30 yrs) and my GMAT score of 730 was a little low for the competitive category of Indian Male engineers. I was also a reapplicant. One of my friends recommended Scott to me.... Read More
Harvard Business School
In a very short time, Scott helped me turn my mediocre essays into a successful application that secured me a spot at HBS. I have been here for a year and love it. Thanks so much Scott!!
MIT Sloan
I hired Scott after I spoke to a few consultants, some of them even suggested me to not apply with 3 years of work experience. However, Scott took on the challenge to help me build my story. He spent a considerable amount of time getting to know me, and then drafting the story with me.... Read More