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Melisa Prevost

MBA Admissions Consultant

Stratus Admissions Counseling

New York

United States

Consultant Bio

Melisa earned her BS in General Engineering with a Business Concentration.

For three years after the U of I, Melisa worked for Kurt Salmon Associates, a consumer product focused management consulting firm as a supply chain and operations consultant. She also spent two years at, a start-up that was the original on-line presence for Ace Hardware, as an Operations Manager.

During her time at Haas, Melisa was the VP of Alumni Affairs, a student representative to the Alumni Board, a mentor with Young Entrepreneurs at Haas, a player for the MBA Softball Team, a T.A., and a Student Commencement Co-Speaker. Her MBA internship was at Juma Ventures, a REDF supported social venture.

After completing her MBA, Melisa joined Home Depot. Within two years in Operations at Home Depot, she moved to Home Depot’s subsidiary brand, EXPO Design Center where she was the Specialty Sales Manager and Director of Strategy until the brand closed in 2009. Until her recent move to New York, Melisa lived in both London and Gibraltar where she had been consulting within education.

Outside of her formal work experience, Melisa enjoys coaching youth sports, volunteering in her children’s schools, and studying Spanish.

Company Information

stratus admissions counselling

With Stratus Admissions Counseling, you don’t just work closely with an experienced MBA admissions consultant to optimize every part of your application.

You work with an entire team of specialists who provide extensive feedback throughout the process.

From crafting your essays to conducting mock interviews, this team-based approach ensures you stand out and get accepted into your dream business school.

We’ve successfully worked with applicants on Harvard Business School admissions, Stanford MBA admissions, and Wharton MBA admissions, among others.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Comprehensive MBA admissions consulting services with a team of dedicated MBA consultants, primarily from top schools with a minimum of two years admissions experience. The team is made up of a Primary MBA Consultant, Senior Strategist, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Account Manager. Comprehensive guidance is offered per school to maximize chances of admission.
Consulting Includes:

School selection

Strategy Building

Profile & Resume Evaluation/Suggestions

Recommender Selection/Coaching

Essay Outlining

Essay Drafting

Essay Feedback

Essay Proofreading


Interview Prep

Scholarship Negotiation and Waitlist Strategy (if needed)

Standard Package

1 School: $4,850

2 Schools: $6,250

3 Schools: $7,450

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $8,550

5 Schools: $9,550

6 Schools: $10,550

7 Schools: $11,550

School Add-On: $1,500

Location: New York, United States



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Expert Essay Advice - A Life Saver!
    7 months ago
    I worked with Melisa on an hourly basis for essay review and it was worth every minute and every cent. She was thoughtful yet direct with her feedback and very prompt when turning around drafts. She was a great resource to bounce ideas off of and it was clear that she really understood what each school was trying to get at with their essay prompts. She also helped me through the interview process sharing key tips and question guides for interviews. It was hugely helpful as I prepared for in-person and online conversations. I will definitely be recommending Melisa and Stratus to anyone going through the MBA application process in the future.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Best decision/investment I made
    3 years ago
    Going with Stratus was hands down the best decision/investment I made during the MBA application process. Melisa took a genuine interest in my application and success; it really paid off. Her knowledge and help was both comprehensive and school specific. She guided me through the entire process and was extremely easy to work with. Melisa also worked very efficiently which I appreciated since that allowed me to move at the best pace possible. I would highly recommend Melisa and Stratus to anyone who is serious about getting into a good program.
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  • Melisa Prevost Review
    3 years ago
    I had a great experience working with Melisa. I purchased the hourly package and we used the time to work on my resume and essays. I was very much a non-traditional applicant and had no idea about the business school application process, but her guidance made the whole thing a breeze. She had extensive knowledge of every school on my list and made sure each application fit its respective school perfectly. When it came to actually editing my resume and essays, Melisa was very efficient with her time, which I really appreciated considering I was paying by the hour. She sent back all her edits within a day, and every single suggestion was valuable. I applied in Round 2 so all the deadlines were right after ...
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    - Shreya Pramanick
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