Business School Admissions

Collegiate Gateway provides our clients with the tools and strategies to ace every step of the business school admissions process.

We feel a special connection with all our business school clients. As a graduate of Harvard Business School, Collegiate Gateway founder Julie Raynor Gross went through the very same process you’re experiencing right now. The skills she learned and relationships she built at HBS have shaped her life to this day, and we are always excited to help our students pursue the same for themselves.

Collegiate Gateway provides a highly individualized strategic framework for the entire business school admissions process. We draw upon years of expertise to empower and guide our clients through all of the decisions, large and small, that will maximize your probability of success. Above all else, we value the personalized attention and care we provide. It’s through the genuine relationships we build with each of our students that we can best help you craft your story into a powerful and successful application.

Personalized Planning

Phase I – Planning

Business school admissions today are more competitive than ever. Applicants are expected not only to demonstrate a strong quantitative and analytical skill set through their undergraduate education, but also to spend years charting an impressive course through post-graduate employment.

By working together over an extended period of time, beginning in the college years, we guide our clients through every decision along the path to admission. We get to know you as deeply as possible, in order to help leverage your unique qualities and experience into a winning application that stands out against the crowd.

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of your academic, personal, and extracurricular background
  • Advise on academic coursework and post-baccalaureate study to best showcase quantitative, analytical, and strategic skills
  • Counsel on maximizing the value of extracurricular and summer activities during college years to demonstrate skills in leadership, organization, and management
  • Develop and edit professional resume for research, internships, employment, and applications
  • Provide focused support in targeting and securing internships and employment
  • Advise on optimizing post-collegiate career path within each company
  • Evaluate the best cycle in which to apply for business school
  • Guide on scheduling and test preparation for GMAT/GRE exams
  • Administer and interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality assessment
  • Provide access to a customized online Student Portal to track action plans, testing, and business school list
  • Includes proprietary Collegiate Gateway Business School Admissions Handbook®, a complete guide to the admissions process
College and Grad School Admissions

Phase II – Application Process

Across years of experience, we have honed a time-tested and data-driven approach to the business school application process, with two primary objectives: to help you identify the schools that are the best fit for your individual background and professional goals, and then to help you gain acceptance.

In the absence of a centralized business school admissions platform, the intricacies of the admissions landscape can seem daunting. Through our specialized expertise, we’ll simplify every aspect of the process and help you custom-tailor your application to maximize your chances of success.

  • Provide comprehensive, comparative information on business school features and admissions
  • Conduct individualized research to inform and guide every decision
  • Clarify short- and long-term professional goals to guide decision-making and shape your personal narrative
  • Counsel on identifying potential industries and functions of interest
  • Help determine your most important business school features
  • Work closely to develop an optimal list of business schools that best fit your academic profile, personal preferences, and professional goals
  • Educate on making the most of business school visits
  • Establish organizational framework to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Brainstorm and edit authentic and compelling essays
    • Personal Statement
    • School-specific application essays
  • Coordinate preparation of supplementary materials
  • Counsel on obtaining effective recommendations from professors and employers
  • Supervise completion and submission of each application
  • Help develop strong update letters to schools after applications are submitted
  • Conduct mock interviews and provide feedback
  • Advise on applying for and maximizing merit-based scholarships
  • Counsel on follow-up with waitlisted schools to boost chances of acceptance
  • Help you make your final decision!
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of your academic, personal, and extracurricular background
  • Advise on academic coursework and post-baccalaureate study to best showcase quantitative, analytical, and strategic skills
  • Counsel on maximizing the value of extracurricular and summer activities during college years to demonstrate skills in leadership, organization, and management
  • Develop and edit professional resume for research, internships, employment, and applications
  • Provide focused support in targeting and securing internships and employment
  • Advise on optimizing post-collegiate career path within each company
  • Evaluate the best cycle in which to apply for business school
  • Guide on scheduling and test preparation for GMAT/GRE exams
  • Administer and interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality assessment
  • Provide access to a customized online Student Portal to track action plans, testing, and business school list
  • Includes proprietary Collegiate Gateway Business School Admissions Handbook®, a complete guide to the admissions process
  • Provide comprehensive, comparative information on business school features and admissions
  • Conduct individualized research to inform and guide every decision
  • Clarify short- and long-term professional goals to guide decision-making and shape your personal narrative
  • Counsel on identifying potential industries and functions of interest
  • Help determine your most important business school features
  • Work closely to develop an optimal list of business schools that best fit your academic profile, personal preferences, and professional goals
  • Educate on making the most of business school visits
  • Establish organizational framework to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Brainstorm and edit authentic and compelling essays
    • Personal Statement
    • School-specific application essays
  • Coordinate preparation of supplementary materials
  • Counsel on obtaining effective recommendations from professors and employers
  • Supervise completion and submission of each application
  • Help develop strong update letters to schools after applications are submitted
  • Conduct mock interviews and provide feedback
  • Advise on applying for and maximizing merit-based scholarships
  • Counsel on follow-up with waitlisted schools to boost chances of acceptance
  • Help you make your final decision!

Proven Success

Our students have been accepted to the country’s top schools, including:
Columbia Business School
Harvard Business School
NYU Stern School of Business
Stanford Graduate School of Business

“Thank you so much Julie! I am still trying to soak it all in, because it is more than I could have even hoped for, so I really appreciate all of your guidance!”
Student, Columbia Business School, Forte Fellow, Class of 2020

“I really appreciate that you made a lot of effort to help me, including late nights and quick turnarounds. Thanks for all your help, it was great working together!”

Student, Harvard Business School, Class of 2017

“The interview went well, and I just found out yesterday afternoon that I got into Stanford! I’m very excited, and thanks for all your help and time!”

Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Class of 2020
Read Our Success Stories

Ready to get started?

We offer free consultations to prospective clients to learn how we can best help you achieve your goals. Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you shortly!

I am interested in the following service:*

How did you hear about us?*

Is there anything else you would like us to know in order to make the most of your free consultation?

I would like to stay updated on Collegiate Gateway’s latest news