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Dear Sandy,
I just found out that I have been accepted to Wharton's class of 2002. I would like to share the good news with you first and for once again want to thank you for all your help and your instrumental insights
Have a wonderful day and stay warm.
Truly,

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Sandy,
In at Wharton!!!!!!!! Real fast too- 7 week turnaround.

No news from Columbia yet, but it looks like I am headed to Philly. I am absolutely
elated, and you are the first person I am sharing my good fortune with.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. It came at the exact moment in my life
when I needed it the most.

Now to share with my parents, friends and boss!

Sandy, You are the unseen angel in my book - a
person who helped me realize a life-long dream and whose face I have never
seen.
I am having a great time now that all is behind me, as you said.
--------- is not selling as fast as we had hoped and it seems I'll be going to
Stanford not yet knowing what my stock options will be worth, if at all. On
the other hand, Stanford came through with a very nice financial aid package
including a nice fellowship. I just got back from a week in the Bahamas
(Turks and Caicos) and I am now in Israel on business and taking advantage
of the opportunity to catch up with my family and friends.
I take it that by a good season you mean a high admission rate, and
if so, I am happy to imporve your statistics.

Sandy,
Not sure if you remember me, it's been almost 2 months since I've sent
anything your way. Anyhow, I just received my admission notice for
Columbia. I know I got in because I qualify, but I also know you
helped me strengthen my application. Looking back, your pointed
editing was exactly what I needed to hear. I know your remarks
directed my efforts in the right way.
At any rate, just wanted to thank you. Seems like I thanked you 1800
times a while back... :) Seriously, it was good working with you.

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Sandy,
I made it! I am in Wharton and would like to pass my deepest "thank you" to you. I know it would be impossible without your help. You are the BEST!!!!!
I am so psyched. ...................................................................

I'm an int. student, dinged at HBS last year. IB, 700 GMAT, worked with Sandy for 15 hours on my HBS app. and as everyone
notes on this thread, he really knows how to do it. He made suggestions about tone (!), content, upgrades, spin, and which
events in my personal and work life to write about. I got in without an interview, which I consider a testament to my application
essays since 1. I was dinged last year; 2. English is not my native
language.
I really don't think I could have improved so much from last year without Sandy's intense help. In my opinion, he is the choice
for the top schools like HSW...

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International applicant reapplied to Wharton this year and got in.
Sandy helped me polish my reapplication essay. I really appreciate his sharp, straight comments and quick response time. These
are very important for international applicants who are unfamiliar with U.S. schools' ways of evaluating candidates.
I'd like to recommend Sandy to others, especially international applicants.

 

Hi Sandy,
I just want to thank you, again, for the help on my essay to INSEAD. I got the admit a few days ago and am heading to Fontainebleau!
Prior to using your service, I got dings from H/S/W/MIT/Col and only one admit from NYU (via waitlist). But after incorporating changes that you suggested, I got into January 2003 at INSEAD. I can't think of a better way to show how valuable your advice are.
Thanks again, and I'll make sure my friends know about your service.

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By the way I have not said it, but thank you so much for all your honest and
great help. I have had a few current MBA students (Northwestern and Chicago
GSB) read my stuff and they all said that my essays were absolutely awesome.
Not sure if I have enough to get into Wharton but, I really feel I got all I
can out of the essays. Getting ready to send in the next week or so, when I
get my final recommendation in. Will let you know if my karma was good this
year!

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Hi Sandy,
Hope you still remember me. Just got the admit from CBS a few minutes ago. I
had given up hope because its been so long after the interview. I am incredibly
excited. Thank you so much for all your help. Your input made such a
difference. The strong essays probably did the trick. I also got an interview
invite from Wharton but looks like I will withdraw my application from there
now.
Again thank you very very much and good luck with everything your are doing

It was great speaking with you. Thank you VERY MUCH for all your help with my essays. My Columbia acceptance would have been nearly impossible without your HUGE help.
When I sent my first ever essay draft to you, you wrote back saying it was "BS, and full of hot air." Thanks for that, truly!:)
I tore up my old essays, started afresh and closely followed your sharp advice. Your brutally honest, no sugar-coating feedback; shrewd and astute understanding of the bschool admissions process; and finally, your ability to "package" the applicant is what sets you apart from the everbody else. Your services are top-notch professional and your email exchange is prompt. To be sure, not everybody can work with you - it takes a special thick-skinned, yet SMART candidate to be able to handle your feedback. (LOL) But I did it - I'm glad I did. Now I am in at Columbia !!!
"People like you get in, people like you don't", "Stanford-y", "tell them (Columbia Adcomm) your Doctor told you to drink only NYC water" are Sandy-speak that are a part of folkolore amongst your fans.
I will whole-heartedly recommend your services to anybody (including my younger brother who gets ready for business school in the next couple of years). I'll be in touch.
God Bless You.
Best wishes,

I thought you might be interested in my final application tally. I applied to a total of 13 (yes, 13) schools due to my glaring gpa weakness (2.49 at UMASS not to mention flunking out), my age (33 this month), and my wife's job and relocation flexibility - as well as some very helpful and understanding recommenders. Anyway, here are the results.
Chicago - in/Babson - in with full scholarship /BU - in with $18k scholarship /Yale - waitlisted /Sloan - invited to interview - ding /NYU - invited to interview but pulled app before interview /Columbia - ding //HBS - ding //Georgetown - ding /Wharton - ding /Tuck - ding /Kellogg - ding /Cornell - ding /I am going to attend Chicago and considering everything, I am very pleased to have been accepted. Your service was clearly a big help to all of my applications. I never would have taken a calculus class last summer without your advice and it did impress many of the admissions people.
Thank you for all of your help and patience. I will be sure to pass your name along to anyone who is looking for help with applications next year.

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Hi Sandy,
Got admitted to Wharton. Pretty excited about it. Thanks for your suggestions on the essays. They proved to be really helpful.

I thought you might be interested in my final application tally. I applied to a total of 13 (yes, 13) schools due to my glaring gpa weakness (2.49 at UMASS not to mention flunking out), my age (33 this month), and my wife's job and relocation flexibility - as well as some very helpful and understanding recommenders. Anyway, here are the results.
Chicago - in/Babson - in with full scholarship /BU - in with $18k scholarship /Yale - waitlisted /Sloan - invited to interview - ding /NYU - invited to interview but pulled app before interview /Columbia - ding //HBS - ding //Georgetown - ding /Wharton - ding /Tuck - ding /Kellogg - ding /Cornell - ding /I am going to attend Chicago and considering everything, I am very pleased to have been accepted. Your service was clearly a big help to all of my applications. I never would have taken a calculus class last summer without your advice and it did impress many of the admissions people.
Thank you for all of your help and patience. I will be sure to pass your name along to anyone who is looking for help with applications next year.


Hi Sandy,
Hope you still remember me. Just got the admit from CBS a few minutes ago. I
had given up hope because its been so long after the interview. I am incredibly
excited. Thank you so much for all your help. Your input made such a
difference. The strong essays probably did the trick. I also got an interview
invite from Wharton but looks like I will withdraw my application from there
now.
Again thank you very very much and good luck with everything your are doing

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Sandy,
Not sure if you remember me, it's been almost 2 months since I've sent
anything your way. Anyhow, I just received my admission notice for
Columbia. I know I got in because I qualify, but I also know you
helped me strengthen my application. Looking back, your pointed
editing was exactly what I needed to hear. I know your remarks
directed my efforts in the right way.
At any rate, just wanted to thank you. Seems like I thanked you 1800
times a while back... :) Seriously, it was good working with you.

...................................................................


Sandy,
I made it! I am in Wharton and would like to pass my deepest "thank you" to you. I know it would be impossible without your help. You are the BEST!!!!!
I am so psyched.
Hi Sandy,
Got admitted to Wharton. Pretty excited about it. Thanks for your suggestions on the essays. They proved to be really helpful.
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Sandy, the miracle man!!
In at Wharton, Michigan and Duke.
Got the Wharton invite right away, the invite came on the 11th and I submitted the app on the 23rd.. Having the Wharton essays complete gave me a chance to have soild answers to 'Why MBA, why now' and my 'weakest part of application' questions.
Much of my Michigan and Duke material was based on the Wharton app, with of course your added help on Michigan #3:-).
Thanks for all the help, it was great working with you!

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Sandy
Got the call from Don Martin, a few minutes back. I am in. Phew, the wait is over. Thanks for all your help with this process. You definitely made a difference in my essays. I would have said that whether I got in or not.
The only thing I am unsure of is whether to go interview or not at Duke on Feb. 1. I probably will go.
Will keep you posted on MIT if they invite me for an interview.
thanks for all your help again.

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