paul bodine consulting

Paul Bodine

Admitify.com

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

Admitify.com 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.

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

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

Email: paul@admitify.com

Website: http://www.admitify.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Ultra Responsive With Unmatched Expertise - Booth Success!
    5 months ago
    Prior to working with Paul, I spoke with a handful of consultants to get a feel for the market. Paul was the only one to immediately begin thinking through an application strategy that was tailored to my unique strengths and weaknesses within minutes of me giving him background on myself. Paul was ultra responsive, thoughtful, and concise in his feedback. The entire process was highly efficient and transparent. Every piece of feedback he provides is derived from years and years of expertise and is sprinkled with his intimate understanding of each school. Additionally, he is as a very calming presence which was very important to me through the stressful business school application process. Really appreciated all of Paul's guidance and wisdom. He's the best in ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Can't Go Wrong With Paul Bodine!
    7 months ago
    I am very pleased with my experience working with Paul for my business school application. Over the last year or so I have applied to several business schools, using several admissions consultants. Paul is definitely my preferred pick and I only wish that I had known about him from the beginning. Throughout our exchanges by mail and phone, I was really able to gain a better idea of what exactly business schools are looking for and how to emphasize certain areas of my application to highlight my unique strengths. I had a feeling that he genuinely cared about my application - going above and beyond what I have seen with other consultants and even adding words of encouragement before my interview. In conclusion, I don't ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • HBS dream come true!
    7 months ago
    I worked with Paul from the moment I decided to apply to business school. Paul was a calm and insightful voice throughout the ups and downs of the process. My essay couldn't have turned out better as a result of his input. Separately, I was referred to Paul by my best friend who also had a successful application to both Harvard and Stanford.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Direct, Efficient, Effective
    7 months ago
    I spoke to 8 consultants before choosing Paul and I knew from the beginning I had made the right choice - he responded swiftly, had already given me some insights on my profile and was direct about his assessment of my chances to applying for various schools. This was consistent throughout my interaction with him - never fails to have a quick turnaround (usually in a day or two), very precise in his advice and even manages the paid hours by the minute. Paul was invaluable in giving me insights on areas I needed to play up or fix, and this was really helpful as a Singaporean candidate with less familiarity with US schools. I got a R1 admit from my dream school (Kellogg) despite ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • In Paul We Trust - Simply the Best MBA Consultant
    8 months ago
    Accepted to Kellogg, Booth, and Columbia, including a very significant scholarship at one!!! I truly cannot speak highly enough of Paul. We worked through each of my essays diligently, but always with a very personal touch from Paul so that he ensured my own voice stayed strong throughout. Not only did he consistently return his edits within 24 hours (I can't emphasize enough the criticality of this quick turnaround time in the application process), but each round of suggestions from Paul helped me transform my essays from strong to stellar. Even after essays were finished, Paul was invaluable throughout the interview process, facilitating 1-on-1 prep time with one of his team members (a former admissions director at a top 10 school) as well as other ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Insightful and Professional Consultant!
    8 months ago
    I am a re-applicant this year. I got no school with another consultant last year. This year, I worked with Paul and Sachin for re-application and I got 4 offers, including Booth, my dream school! Paul and Sachin are awesome! I am glad that I found them. They help me to distinguish myself from other applicants, provide insightful suggestions on my essays and are willing to answer any questions I have during the application process with a quick turnaround. I want to thank them for all the help they provided! I would not make it to Booth without their help!!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Accepted to STANFORD and WHARTON!
    8 months ago
    Paul is an expert admissions consultant, and I'm so glad I worked with him! After 10+ chats with different admissions consulting companies (including many on P&Q's list of Top Admissions Consultants), I chose Paul because of his innate ability to understand my story, goals, and passions. I began the process very early, and Paul was more than happy to accommodate my schedule. In the introductory call, I spoke in detail about my life stories: childhood, upbringing, high school, college, work, passions, etc. Afterwards, Paul would sometimes bring up small details I told him on the introductory call and recommend that I use those details in an essay or for a specific type of interview question. When working through essays, Paul was a true master. His honest comments ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • The Best in the Business
    8 months ago
    Paul Bodine is simply the best there is in the MBA admissions consulting market. I researched and held calls everywhere, and felt Paul was the only one to really understand my profile, identify the key aspects of my story, and communicate the best path forward regardless of my decision to work with him. I purchased by the hour and Paul immediately jumped in to help with application strategy, CV structure, school selection, and brief essay revision. He will not write your application for you, but rather will help you reflect and extract the most compelling presentation of your profile possible. This helped not only develop unique, honest essays, but also provided the necessary self-reflection for strong performance in interviews. Paul also went above and beyond ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Insight + Trust + Transparency + Proficiency = Voila!
    10 months ago
    There are many admission consultants and many MBA candidates. As a candidate, I wanted to stand out from the crowd. I applied the same criteria in choosing the right consultant who successfully helped others, could be instrumental unfolding the best story, would be straightforward about positive and negative feedback and most importantly would suit my specific need. During the free consultation, he came up with actionable insights. I worked with him for a few weeks. The result? A savvy application story. I went to Haas. I'm glad that I found Paul. Thank you and looking forward to see you bringing the best and the brightest in the upcoming years.
    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Outstanding Insight & Guidance, Kellogg Success!!
    10 months ago
    Paul is quite simply an incredibly smart and concise consultant who provides very timely and well thought out advice. Without ever having a regret, I have religiously trusted his views, insights and recommendations. You would be wise to hire him! Work with Paul and you will have a very positive outcome.
    Ethan Haas
    MBA
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