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Graduate School Admissions Consulting Services | Starting at $729
Starting at $729

Learn about our Services

Designed for flexibility—choose between 3-, 10-, and 15-hour consulting packages.

How do you benefit?

  • Get expert one-on-one advice from Kaplan's esteemed team of graduate school admission insiders
  • Stay ahead of deadlines with a detailed action plan
  • Benefit from discreet, impartial guidance on personal statements, resumes, and interviews
  • Assess your acceptance chances at your target graduate programs

How does the service work?

  • Your consulting package can include whatever guidance you need depending where you are in the graduate school application process.
  • You'll start with a 15-minute introductory call, during which you and your consultant will determine how to structure your sessions together. The first 15 minutes are on us, allowing you and your consultant to get to know each other and ensure the best match possible.
  • From there, you'll act as a team, strategizing on how to build the most compelling application package for you.

Graduate School Admissions Component

Approximate Time

Personal statement topic brainstorm

30-60 minutes

1st draft of personal statement

60-90 minutes

2nd/3rd review of personal statement

45-75 minutes

4th review and on

15-30 minutes

Interview prep

15-60 minutes

Resume prep

15-60 minutes

Financial aid guidance

30-60 minutes

Letters of recommendation guidance

10-30 minutes

Already a student? Ask about special Kaplan student rates saving you as much as 17% off the regular rates.*

Admissions Consulting Package Options

Regular Rates

Student Rates

Basic 3 Hour Package



Comprehensive 10 Hour Package



Premium 15 Hour Package



*Certain restrictions and pricing applies to rushed enrollments. Call1-800-KAP-TEST for details.

Package Options

Customize the service to meet your needs

Graduate School Admissions Consulting is available in four standard packages:

  • Basic (3 Hours)
  • Comprehensive (10 hours)
  • Premium (15 hours)

Basic is best for applicants:

  • Who have assembled most of 1-2 applications themselves and are looking for a final, professional review
  • Who are looking to get preliminary guidance on the admissions process

Comprehensive and Premium are best for applicants:

  • Who are applying to a longer list of graduate schools
  • Who need help from the very beginning stages
  • Who don't yet have a draft of one essay
  • Who have a significant weakness or several complicating factors that need to be addressed

Choose the right package for you and customize your time to meet your specific needs. You can always add additional hours at any time for $249/hour.*

*Certain restrictions and pricing applies to rushed enrollments.

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