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paul bodine consulting

Paul Bodine

San Diego, California

United States

Consultant Bio

My firm Admitify and I specialize in admissions to the top 10 business schools as well as other outstanding MBA programs globally. We offer a truly personalized, non-transactional end-to-end experience through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and feedback that produce compelling, memorable applications that show your passions, authenticity, personality and self-awareness. I am a graduate of the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, have written 6 books on admissions including the best-seller Great Applications for Business School, and have been interviewed/featured in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Money magazine, and Poets&Quants.

Company Information is committed. We offer you industry-leading experience and dream-school outcomes through a truly personal, nontransactional, end-to-end experience based on Paul’s book Great Applications for Business School. Through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and rigorous macro and micro feedback, Paul and his crack consultants—including Harvard, Stanford and Wharton MBAs–guide you gently through the journey of crafting compelling, memorable essays that show your passions, personality, and self-awareness. Leave the angst and stress behind. Trust Experience, Trust Integrity, Trust Success. Admitify is a longstanding member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

2018-19 Outcomes: 19 admits at Harvard, Stanford and Wharton out of 37 applicants.

Round 1, 2019-20 interview invites: 6 of 12 Stanford clients, 11 of 25 HBS, 12 of 15 Wharton.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We can help you with every aspect of the application process, from strategy and your overall application theme to story selection, essay brainstorming and editing, recommender selection and guidance, interview prep and resume review. Our hourly services start at $299 if you buy hour by hour but drop to $260 per hour if you buy 10 hours in advance. Our first-school ‘All In’ flat-fee service is priced at $4,450 and subsequent school packages at $2,495. We keep you aware of your time used as we work, we can turn around work usually within a day (guarantee is 2 days). and are available for phone calls most days of the week. We will work hard to get to know your story and profile in depth and work with you to project it with personality and vividness across the application. Our testimonials speak for themselves.

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Phone: 858-869-1959



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Admitted to Stanford, Harvard, Wharton (w/ 220k in Merit Scholarship Offered)
    4 weeks ago
    I highly recommend Paul and have recommended him to everyone who I know who is planning to apply to business school. He was extremely helpful in helping me craft my story in a way that was authentic. I had a hard time with the 'What Matters to You Most & Why' essay and Paul was really helpful in guiding me to a place where my family story, passions, and motivations really came through. I worked with Paul for Stanford, Harvard, and Wharton but then used those essays as the starting point for my other applications and was also admitted to Kellogg, Booth, MIT Sloan.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Paul! (Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, Haas Admit)
    1 month ago
    Working with Paul was the best MBA investment decision I have made. I was quite late to the MBA application process, started less than a month before the round 1 application deadline. After talking with several consultants, I chose another consultant also high on the Poets&Quants ranking list (Paul’s schedule was full at the time) and scrambled to submit my 1 application to an M7 school, but did not end up getting an interview. Having somewhat lost my confidence, I was very glad when I got the opportunity to work with Paul on my round 2 apps. He is clearly much better among the two consultants I worked with! Again I had a time crunch… Having spent another two months to retake the GMAT but ended ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HBS & GSB Admit
    1 month ago
    Paul asked thoughtful questions and provided structured feedback to make sure my voice/story shined. Clearly a very experienced consultant (I spoke with a ton of consultants before hiring Paul). Super responsive and easy to work with. Applied to Harvard and Stanford and got into both. Can't thank him enough!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend (INSEAD Admit)
    2 months ago
    Choosing Paul as my MBA consultant was essentially the best decision for my INSEAD MBA application journey, and I got admitted! I decided to engage Paul on an hourly basis following my friend's recommendation, who was admitted to Kellogg after she engaged Paul's services a year earlier. I would say I derived the most value from the following: Thorough and comprehensive - Paul was extremely thorough in helping me uncover the details of my life stories and work experiences that would be useful for my application. His comments/suggestions for my essays, as well as helping to guide my recommenders, were instrumental in helping shape a very coherent story to present to the ad com. I think this is extremely useful for my INSEAD application, which has ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • HBS & Wharton Admit
    3 months ago
    I worked with two consultants and Paul was so obviously better it wasn't even close. Paul provided very constructive feedback and helpful editing when reviewing my essays. He tightened my story and short responses with precision, which helped present a comprehensible narrative to admissions. I was accepted to both HBS and Wharton (only two I applied). Couldn't have done it without Paul!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • An Admissions Consultant Who Will Know You As Well (Or Better) Than You Know Yourself
    6 months ago
    Paul is a phenomenal MBA admissions consultant. He is thorough in gathering information about your profile and background up front and an expert in packaging and weaving your stories together coherently. By the end of the process, you really feel he knows you about as well as you know yourself. He helped me select schools and meet all of the tight Round 1 deadline. His style is a balance of pushing you to keep on track while not being overbearing or adding anxiety to an already difficult process. He is realistic and data-driven with his approach, but does not shy away from challenging cases. I had other consultants tell me I did not have a chance at some schools that Paul helped me with -- ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • 100% recommend - HBS/Wharton/Sloan admit
    6 months ago
    I worked with Paul from the very beginning of my MBA application process for all my schools - ultimately received admission to HBS, Wharton (with scholarship), Sloan (with scholarship). Paul was very thorough and invested the time to understand who I am, identify stories that are differentiating, and bring to life the best version of my application. He was always quick to respond via email (feedback within the day or two), available for calls, and gave you the blunt honesty at times, as well as the encouragement and confidence boost when you needed it. At one point, I questioned my entire story and Paul listened to my concerns and happily went back with me to square one to explore alternative stories despite having already worked ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • The Best MBA Consultant - GSB Admit
    6 months ago
    Paul is a fantastic consultant and large reason why I was admitted to the Stanford GSB and Wharton (with a fellowship of over $100k). I spoke to several consultants and was thoroughly impressed by Paul's knowledge, friendly demeanor, and evident passion for his work. I used Paul's comprehensive school package and it was worth the investment. Paul always responded in less than a day and gave invaluable insights to my application and essay. He really helped me get to the core of 'my story' and my career aspirations. Paul was also valuable in interview preparations and helped me calmly and clearly deal with the interview process. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul to those who want to put their best foot forward in an MBA application. He's ...
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  • Booth & Kellogg Admit with a full scholarship. HIGHLY recommend Paul
    7 months ago
    When I decided to apply to business school this year, it was important to me to feel that I had submitted my best foot forward for each school’s application. For this reason, I was willing to invest in the service of an admissions consultant. In hindsight, the business school application process is pretty stressful as it is, so it was definitely nice to have an expert on your side to assure you on what are the “best practices”, so to speak. After speaking with a couple consultants, I felt that Paul was the only one who genuinely understood my story and comprehended the potential angles in which I wanted to frame them in order to communicate the best version of my experiences. I bought unlimited ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Best MBA Applications Investment - 3 Top Schools Despite Low Quant Score
    7 months ago
    Paul is hands-down the person you want on your team when you're applying to MBA programs - he's super responsive, very thoughtful, and tells it like it is. I knew going into MBA applications that my quant GRE score wouldn't be as high as I'd like, and after working with Paul was still accepted to 3 top programs (Kellogg, Tuck, Fuqua) - and even got a large fellowship offer from one of them! 10/10 would recommend. Positives of working with Paul: The "full service" package was truly full service - from identifying which schools made the most sense for my profile to support in developing essay ideas/editing to answering my occasionally anxiety-ridden emails, he was fantastic He's willing to work with candidates who don't have ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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