Time Guidelines

[well]In general, one to three hours will allow for work focused on one area.  Five hours is usually enough for a complete primary application, including the personal statement, and to formulate a list of schools. Ten hours will usually cover the primary application, list of schools and multiple secondary applications or interview preparation.

Below are guidelines on specific areas:

  • Development of a personalized timeline, analysis of your strengths and weaknesses, and overview of the application process: 1 to 2 hours
  • Formulation of List of Schools: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Personal statement: 2 to 3 hours
  • Primary Application (other than personal statement): 1 to 2 hours
  • Supplemental Applications: 30 minutes to 1 hour each
  • Mock interview via phone or video phone (Skype): 1 to 2 hours
  • Face-to-face mock interview: 1 to 2 hours plus travel if needed (contact me for travel rates and policy).


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