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Premium Consulting + GRE Prep

Personal guidance on every step of the application process including access to Kaplan's complete GRE Prep PLUS course.

Premium Consulting

Best for students who want expert guidance on every step of the application process.

Personal Statement Consulting

Review of your personal statement or other application essays including planning session and 1-on-1 time with a consultant.

Mock Interview

Practice and prep for graduate school interviews with personalized feedback.

Personal Statement Review

One round of expert review for your personal statement or other application essays.


Meet our expert consultants


Jesse Borges, PhD

Education: Princeton University: MA & PhD

Jesse has advised more than 2,000 graduate school applicants and brings extensive experience with JD, transfer, LLM, and joint-degree programs.


Leslie Horst, PhD

Education: BA, Harvard Univ; MS, Northeastern Univ; PhD, Univ of Michigan

Leslie takes a strategic approach to the admissions process, helping clients identify a well-chosen group of schools.


Larry Sochrin, MBA

Education: BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MBA, University of Pennsylvania

Larry has helped a wide variety of applicants get into the top graduate programs and continues to serve as an interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania.

Get advice from an insider

Your Kaplan consultant knows the admissions process from the inside, so they’re in the perfect position to give you an edge.

The golden ticket to grad school

A strong GRE score and GPA are just the beginning. To get into grad school, you’ll need to craft an unforgettable personal statement and ace the interview. We’ll help you do it all.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is Graduate School Admissions Consulting right for me?

    Most applicants are going to be qualified for some range of schools. However most people are "on the bubble" somewhere, meaning the next level of schools is just beyond their reach. Applicants applying to competitive programs, international applicants, weaker writers, or those who have complicating factors like weaker GRE scores or GPAs can all benefit from the guidance of a seasoned admissions professional.

  • How does the service work?

    One business day after you enroll in Graduate School Admissions Consulting, you will receive a welcome email with a link to a brief survey. The survey inquires about your goals, target schools, and more to help us better understand your needs. We then use this information to match you with the right consultant.

    The service is delivered remotely with your consultant advising you via phone and email. The remote delivery allows Kaplan to provide the most convenient scheduling and to match you with exactly the right consultant regardless of geography.

  • What are the consultants' credentials?

    Kaplan's graduate school admissions consultants are so effective because of their deep experience in the field. Most have served on admissions committees—many at the top graduate programs—and they bring really cogent insight into the admissions decision-making process. Most importantly, they understand that this process is about you presenting the best you possible. Our consultants know how essential it is to preserve and amplify your voice. They bring their expertise to bear to help you succeed.

  • Does my consultant do the work for me?

    Absolutely not! Kaplan consultants work with you to enhance your original work. They'll help you brainstorm, polish your work, and help you position yourself for the greatest effect. But don't forget, graduate school is a very personal choice—it's important that the schools understand who you are as a person. And Kaplan graduate school admission consultants can help you do that.