No. We don't offer profile evaluations due to the cost structure of ApplicantLab -- part of why traditional consultants charge $9k+ is because they are paying for sales staff to do these calls for them. If we were to hire sales staff, then we'd have to increase the price of the Lab enormously, which defeats the purpose of the Lab - we don't provide free "consultations" because we're not planning to bill you $9,000! 

For shortlisting schools, here is how admissions consultants do it -- they are just guessing based upon people they've seen like you in the past (+ also if your goals match something a program is "famous" for, e.g. Columbia for real estate, Yale for social enterprise, etc.). Maria teaches you how they do it here: MBA Admissions Chances: How To REALLY Determine Your Odds

You'll find some advice around researching schools and deciding what programs to apply to within our "To-Do" module. In terms of determining what program is a good fit for your career goals and aspiration, here's where you're going to have to do some leg work and research. Someone might be able to point you in the direction of "you should look at this program" but you'll be MUCH better served looking into things on your own and really getting to know different programs - it becomes VERY evident in the application progress which people are applying to a program "because it sounded like a good idea" (spoiler alert - those people rarely get in!) and those who have genuinely gotten to know a program and have decided that it's the right fit for them. 

While we typically provide some feedback to folks on school selection as a part of our Sanity Check Services if they're being really unrealistic, we don't provide sessions specifically on school selection like traditional consultants do because, well, those are either sales calls and they want you to sign up for their services OR they will push you to only apply to "safe" schools bc they're most interested in being able to later tout their "success" rates.  

Here at the Lab, we encourage people to apply to a number of schools with your strongest application possible and to remember just how competitive the process is - NO ONE can tell you that you're a slam dunk anywhere!

Our free trial will give you the ability to check out a portion of the Lab. Upgrading to paid access will unlock all of the modules and all of our program-specific advice that starts showing up in the Writing modules. 

There is a 7-day refund policy should you purchase the Lab and decide it's not for you, so you have nothing to lose!