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Grad School Results

We know the tips and tricks of the application process, and we're able to help our students learn to articulate what makes them unique as applicants and help them get in above and beyond where their stats may predict.

Passport Admissions
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Our Method

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What Are My Chances?

We'll talk about your goals, your stats, and what you need to do to get in.

Strategy Session and Timeline

A great application starts with a great strategy, followed by breaking down what you need to do week by week.

School Selection

We go beyond grades and test scores to help you choose a list of schools that match your goals and fit your preferences.

Essays - From Start to Finish

We help you tell your story as well as possible, from brainstorming through the final read.

Interview Prep

Our mock interviews closely mimic interview day, whether that's a traditional interview, MMI, panel interview, or any other type.

Personal Check-Ins

You're not just a number; we send you encouragement, check in often to make sure you're on track, and celebrate when you finally get in.

Select Grad Schools Where Our Students Have Been Accepted

American International College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Asia School of Business with MIT in Malaysia
Biola University - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Boston University - Master of Arts in Emerging Media Studies
Brown University School of Public Health
Brown University and NIH Institutional Partnership - P.h.D. Neuroscience
Case Western Reserve University - Physician Assistant Program
Chapman University - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Chapman University - Physician Assistant Program
Columbia Law School
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Drexel University - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Duke University - P.h.D. in Neurobiology
Elmhurst College - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
George Washington University Trachtenberg School - Master of Public Administration
Georgetown McDonough Business School
Georgia Tech - Master of Science in Engineering
HEC Paris Business School
Harvard Graduate School of Design - Master in Landscape Architecture
Harvard Law School
Indiana University - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Lipscomb University - Physician Assistant Program
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Marist College - Physician Assistant Program
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Illinois
New York University College of Dentistry
New York University School of Law
New York University Stern School of Business
Northeastern University - Physician Assistant Program
Northwestern University - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Penn State - Master of Arts in Sociology
Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law
Rosalind Franklin - Physician Assistant Program
San Diego State Fowler College of Business
San Diego State School of Public Health
San Diego State University - Master of Arts in Political Science
Seattle University College of Nursing (DNP)
South University - Physician Assistant Program
Southern California University of Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Program
Temple University - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Touro University California - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Touro University Nevada - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Tufts University School of Medicine - Physician Assistant Program
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley School of Optometry
UC Hastings College of Law
UC Irvine School of Law
UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
UC San Diego - Master of Science in Chemistry
UC San Diego School of Public Health
UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA School of Dentistry
UCLA School of Nursing
USC Marshall School of Business
University of Charleston - Physician Assistant Program
University of Connecticut Graduate School - Master of Science Physiology and Neurobiology
University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
University of Michigan Law School
University of Navarra IESE School of Business
University of New England - Physician Assistant Program
University of San Diego - Marital and Family Therapy Program
University of San Diego School of Law
University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
University of Washington School of Law
Wake Forest School of Medicine - Physician Assistant Program

Our Grad School Services vs. Other Companies


Other companies

Advisor Experience
10 years
Not advertised*
Application reviewed by someone with experience working in admissions
Number of students we work with
50 per year
Not advertised
Hour-Long Introductory Call with Your Advisor
15-30 minutes only (usually with sales rep)
Price for package of assistance with applying to 5 schools
*Why do other companies not say the experience of their advisors? Because for many of them, this is their first time mentoring students through the admissions process.

Pricing: Grad School Admissions





Personal Advisor with years of grad school experience
Personal Editor to brainstorm, revise, and perfect your essays
Advising hours and email communication
Statement of Purpose Revisions
CV / Activities Revisions
Customized School List
Additional Essays Brainstorming
Realistic Mock Interviews
Update Letter Assistance
Waitlist Advising
Graduate School Acceptance Decision-Making
Interest-Free Payment Plans
Passport Student Promise
Total Hours
Until you get in
20 schools
6 hours
Until you get in
5 schools
3 hours
*The revisions listed here are averages, not limits. We craft our sessions to fit your unique writing abilities and make progress as efficiently as possible. We do track total time used, but our packages include more than enough to help you produce compelling and unique application essays.

Services: Grad School Admissions

Additional Advising or Interviewing - Residency

May add additional advising hours for $250 each (may not be purchased as a stand-alone)
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Editing Hours

Need additional time? Add editing hours to supplement your custom plan
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Interview Prep 3-Pack - Residency

Meetings with an interview expert including 1 strategy session and 2 mock interviews
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Final Application Review - Residency

Review of your final application materials, statement of purpose (1000 words) and resume
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Advising Topics - Residency

Covers topics from helping you stay organized, letters of rec, personalized timeline, and Q&A
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Resume/CV Editing - Residency

Cover the do's/don'ts and tailor your resume for specific programs
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Statement Of Purpose - Residency

Brainstorm, outline, draft, and polish your statement of purpose (up to 1000 words).
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Strategy Session - Residency

Personalized list of strategies to help you get in. *Required for all services except interview prep.
Junior Advice
Senior Advice

Grad School FAQs

Who will be my advisor?

Picture this: you walk into the operating room and your surgeon tells you it's her first operation. You wouldn't be thrilled about that, would you? At Passport, we believe in the value of experience in helping students achieve their goals. Our senior advisors have worked in admissions advising for an average of 16 years. Our junior advisors have worked in admissions advising for an average of 5 years.

What's your guarantee?

Most companies either charge you $10,000 for a package with a guarantee or attach 25 conditions to their guarantee, virtually assuring that no one will qualify. At Passport, we can't guarantee you'll get in. No one can. But we can promise you is simple: If you're not happy with where you get in, we work with you again for free the following cycle. How much help we give for free depends on: 1) what services we determine you need in order to get in this next time, 2) which package you purchased from us originally, and 3) whether you followed our advice the first time you applied. Our goal with these conditions is to make sure that the plan we put in place is going to work to get you in the following cycle. And that attitude shows. Since 2007, we have never once refused a student who wanted to redeem their Passport Student Promise.

When should I get started with Passport?

It's never too early (well, okay, we know some parents get admissions consulting for their toddlers, so yeah, there is such a thing as TOO EARLY). But seriously, it can't hurt to meet us and ask that question. We would rather tell you to wait a year or two before working with us than to have you sign up too late and for us not to have enough time to make a difference with you.

When do most students sign up?

About three months before they plan to apply to grad school.

How do you help me pick schools?

Passport's personalized school selection process is more than just GPA and test scores. It's about understanding a fit between your preferences and personality and the schools and programs to which you're applying. Though we've collected gobs of data on the various programs we help our students apply to, we help you choose schools by understanding your hopes and aspirations and finding a range of programs that match.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! It doesn't make sense to us to pay for something up front if you're going to use it over several months or even years. We will even waive the interest if you enroll within two week of your intro meeting!

How many students do you take on?

We deliberately limit the number of students we work with so that: a) we can deliver better service, and b) so we don't get too busy during the busiest times of the admissions calendar.

Who is a good fit to work with Passport?

Admissions consulting is like coaching: you have to listen to the coach in order to improve and achieve your goals. So we at Passport are fundamentally looking for people who will follow our advice and give their all to achieving their goals. We believe that at its best, the admissions process is a journey of self-discovery. We love to help students who see it the same way. You don't have to be thrilled about writing essays to work with Passport, but you have to be willing to put in the work. At the end of the day, we're looking for students who trust us: to have your best interest at heart, to guide you to the best of our ability, to give you honest feedback that will help you improve. And in the end, we want what you want: for you to get in to the school(s) of your dreams.

How does essay editing work?

At most admissions companies, you never meet your editor. You send them your work and a few days later you get to try to decipher their comments on your document. Rinse, repeat. At Passport, we believe in helping our students become better writers. That starts with live sessions with editors so that they can: a) teach the art of better writing b) preserve the student's voice, and c) understand the student's ideas in full, to edit both the meaning and the grammar. And sure, in a pinch, we also edit for grammar asynchronously. But by that point, you already know your editor well.

How often do we meet?

We meet as often as we need. For our students who are right up against an application deadline, we might meet two to three times per week. For our longer-term students, we might only meet once per month.