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Given the lifelong economic benefits associated with admission to a top MBA program, Clear Admit’s services are well worth the investment. Intense competition for spaces in the entering classes of top MBA programs means that more and more students are spending serious time on their applications. Clear Admit can help you dramatically improve your chances of admission. We also encourage you to look at the credentials and pricing of our competitors. Overall, we are confident that you will find that Clear Admit offers comprehensive, highly tailored services which are unparalleled in the marketplace.

Clear Admit offers both hourly consulting services and comprehensive school packages to ensure that our clients have the maximum amount of flexibility. Our hourly clients pick and choose the services they need, spending as much or as little time with their Admissions Counselor as they like through each step of the application process. Meanwhile, our school packages offer a comprehensive approach to your MBA admissions process, enabling clients to work intensively with their Admissions Counselor across all of the elements of the applications. If you are uncertain as to which service will best suit your needs, please contact our offices so that we can help you determine the best approach.



Our comprehensive school packages take an A-Z approach with your materials, focusing on positioning strategy, essay brainstorming, essay editing, application form reviews, recommendation letter guidance, interview preparation and more.  Contact us directly to learn more about how this service works.

Packages also include a set of Clear Admit’s critically acclaimed publications. Purchase a package and you will receive our Résumé Guide and Recommendation Guide as well as the School and Interview Guides that correspond to the MBA programs you’ve chosen for your package.

Our school package rates for the 2014-15 admissions season are as follows:

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2 School Package


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4 School Package


5 School Package


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Note: Our comprehensive school packages are non-refundable, so only purchase the number of schools you need. When you click on the ‘Buy Now’ button, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Our supplemental package rates (i.e., schools added to your initial purchase at a later date) are $1,500 per school.



Hourly consulting allows applicants to engage with Clear Admit as little or as much as they see fit in an a la carte fashion. This ranges from signing up for a strategic assessment or single mock interview to sending us selected essays, recommendations or application forms for review.

As we review written materials from our hourly clients and conduct phone sessions, we carefully document our time. Clients receive invoices for all billable hours with detailed information on the work completed. Clients can add time to their account at their convenience by purchasing more hours on our site.

Our hourly rates for the 2014-2015 admissions season are as follows:

1 Hour = $290/hour
6 Hours = $270/hour
12 Hours = $250/hour

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The average hourly client works with us for 12-15 hours over the course of the application process. Below are some time/pricing estimates to help you with your planning:

Initial Strategic Plan: 3 hours (candidacy assessment/positioning)
Resume Review: 45 minutes/draft
Essay Reviews: 30 minutes/500-words (~3-4 hours total per school)
Recommendation Review: 45-90 minutes/draft
Phone Sessions: Billed for time of calls
Mock Interviews: 2-3 hours (strategy session + interview)
Feedback Reports for Reapplicants: 2.5-3.5 hours

In order to begin working with us as an hourly client, you must purchase a minimum of two hours of consulting time up front. This is our retainer fee and it can be used however you like (for essay editing, initial planning, etc.). We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express on our web site via Pay Pal.  You can also call our office and pay via credit card over the phone: 215.568.2590.



Clear Admit offers a unique mock interview package for both existing clients and first-timers. The package combines an intense level of preparation and personalized service with an unusually affordable price of just $399.


  1. An initial session to discuss the interview approach at your target school and to provide a host of preparation steps you should be taking to get ready for the real interview. (30 minute phone session)
  2. A follow-up session to conduct a simulated interview for your target school. The interview is followed by immediate feedback on your performance along with suggested methods you might employ to present yourself more effectively. (60 minute phone session)
  3. A copy of the Clear Admit Interview Guide for your target school*. This guide includes dozens of sample interview questions along with detailed explanations of the best approach to commonly asked questions.
  4. A copy of the Clear Admit School Guide for your target school*. Our School Guides enable applicants to rapidly build their knowledge of leading business schools

*In the event that we do not have a title that corresponds to your target school, candidates can substitute other Clear Admit publications for their package. Contact us directly for more details.

If you are preparing for a Harvard MBA admissions interview, learn about our HBS Mock Interview Package.

The Mock Interview Package rate for 2014-2015 is as follows:

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Once you have submitted payment, our team will be in touch to get copies of your application materials for the school in question and to set up an initial phone session.

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If you are unable to pay online, please see the bottom of this page for instructions on paying by check, wire transfer* or money order. You may also call our offices at 215-568-2590 and pay via phone with a credit card.

We also accept Checks or Money Orders made out to Clear Admit**.
Please mail all check payments to:
Clear Admit
2101 Brandywine Street, Suite 202
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

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