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Meridith Dennes

MBA Admissions Consultant

Stratus Admissions Counseling


United States

Consultant Bio

Meridith earned a B.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Prior to joining Stratus, Meridith co-founded Project Eve, a digital media company that reaches 6 million users monthly. Project Eve’s digital platform provides the news and resources to support, inspire and empower people to reinvent their careers. Prior to founding Project Eve, Meridith spent 14 years working in investment banking in both Chicago and New York City. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was responsible for originating and structuring strategic funding and liquidity solutions for financial institutions with a total portfolio under management of $8.1 billion.

Meridith has had the opportunity to lecture nationwide on the topic of work-life balance, women’s empowerment and career change. She has spoken at the Pennsylvania Convention for Women, the Massachusetts Convention for Women, NAWBO and New York University. She has been published in Huffington Post, Working Mother Media, Women2.0.

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: Vermont, United States



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Success
    8 months ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Meredith this past fall as I went through the demands of completing Business School Applications. Having a personalized coach to help navigate the process certainly made a difference when applying to top programs and competing against other extremely talented candidates. Stratus did an excellent job pairing me with Meredith, given her background and skill set. I knew why I wanted to go back to school, but I just needed help organizing my thoughts. Meredith's own work experience aligned closely with my interests and ensured that I used all the correct terminology while keeping my sentences concise. Meredith stayed on top of me throughout the process giving me a kind nudge when necessary. In the end, I am happy to ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Into B-School
    8 months ago
    Meridith was great in helping me choose a strategy that would allow me to get into my top choice for business school. I chose to do the 2-school package and we completed the applications over the course of 4 months. Every part of the application was reviewed and Meridith made me feel confident about the essays I was writing. She kept me on track with weekly feedback on my writing until we got to the end result. When I received an interview invite, we went through a mock interview so that I would be prepared to answer any question that would come my way. I highly recommend Meridith to anyone who needs help with business school applications.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Meridith Was Amazing!
    8 months ago
    I had the chance to work with Meridith/Stratus on my application for business school. I chose the 3 class package however only applied to one school - Stern, mainly because I knew I was going to go to a part-time program in NYC, but also wanted to get the experience of networking/camaraderie. For the essay writing process, Meridith/Stratus had a very detailed rubric that they ask the candidate to fill out which forced me to dig deep into my past and why the business school was right for me now. Through the process, Meridith was available around my schedule to help me formulate some of those reasons. She was able to extract details that I forgot I had, which later proved to be a crucial ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Direct Feedback, Kept Me On Track, & Motivated
    2 years ago
    Meridith was the perfect fit for me to supplement work I was doing on my own. I chose to do the strategy package with Stratus because it was affordable and was a great starting point for organizing my applications. I completed the strategy package over the course of 2 months with Meridith and left feeling confident my career goals were clear and I had a strong foundation to start forming my applications. I found myself all over the place when it came to career goals and Meridith helped me focus and work through the different directions I was interested in. After completing the strategy packaged I signed up for 3 more consulting hours. Meridith was great at maximizing our time together allowing me to get ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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