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

  • Excellent, quick & thoughtful
    1 year ago
    Paul is a consummate professional, his timely help got me a admit to the Duke EMBA program. I was very late into the application process and clueless when I reached out to Paul. He promptly helped me with the edits and polished the essays since I was having trouble to meet the word limits so that I could meet the final round deadline.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Believed in me when other consultants did not (Stanford MBA)
    1 year ago
    I had a challenging application profile to say the least with a GPA under 2.5 from a state university. My work experience and GMAT were average for the schools on my list (top-20 full time MBA programs), but I knew I had to knock it out of the park with my essays. Some admissions consultants even went so far as to tell me I had no shot at Stanford. Paul was incredibly helpful in helping me develop and refine my overall essay and application strategy. I appreciated his honesty and insight into how to best piece together the best parts of my story into a coherent (and ultimately successful) application. I applied to 7 top-20 schools in the first round. I was admitted to 3 ...
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    Class of 2005 Admit
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  • Blue Chip Essay Coach
    1 year ago
    I had the pleasure of meeting Paul and using his services when I was applying to several top MBA programs. With Paul's coaching, I was able to provide in depth details and insights from my experiences to fully capture the best picture of me as candidate. I'm pleased to say that I was accepted and graduated from Chicago Booth. I highly recommend Paul's services.
    Class of 2010 Admit
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  • Paul helped me to get in the top MBA program
    1 year ago
    I'm the non-native English speaker with the average GMAT score. Paul helped me to refine the tone of my essays by countless hours. He put in his thoughts and experience / knowledge of the school's style and helped me to get in the top MBA program in USA.
    Class of 2011 Admit
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  • Super effective, very thorough, gets results.
    1 year ago
    Paul was the first person to tell me that I should aim for the top 3 schools in the US. As a very non-traditional candidate, I didn't even think my profile might even slightly be interesting for the admissions team at Harvard, Wharton or Stanford. I got into Wharton, and the rest is history. Get his book, read it, do everything as he advises there - that's the best and clearest formula for putting together a successful MBA application package.
    Class of 2010 Admit
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  • Thoughtful, genuine, and highly effective!
    1 year ago
    Paul’s was instrumental in helping me to gain admission to Columbia Business School. I was able to present my unique candidacy in the best possible light by leveraging his deep understanding of the program and it's admission nuances. Moreover, Paul was a true pleasure to work with, he managed to expertly walk a fine line of encouragement while also managing my expectations. Finally, Paul is both a literary wizard and gifted story-teller. For instance, after providing him a jumbled and confusing 1500 word essay, he returned a 450 word document one day later which perfectly conveyed my thoughts and consisted entirely in my own words. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone looking to put their best foot forward in applying to any of the ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Stellar feedback, reviews and guidance!
    1 year ago
    I spoke to Paul right before the application season in the summers, and Paul provided me with a game plan and motivation from the very start. We started off with the overall application strategy and stories for the essays. He reviewed my essays, application material and provided suggestions on polishing the material. He turned my dry first drafts essays into pieces of art that read extremely well. Once I had interview invites from Yale, INSEAD, and Wharton, we practiced on Skype for the interviews. Paul's experience came in real handy and his honest reviews and feedback throughout the process really helped me secure admits to all. I also applied to public administration courses with Paul's help and I secured admits from Columbia SIPA and Johns Hopkins ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Highly recommended!
    1 year ago
    I initiated conversation with Paul 1 year before round 1 deadline, in which he gave me advice on how to improve my admission chances. We reconnected 6 months later, and I started the application process with a stronger profile. With his help, I got into Wharton! It was a pleasant experience working with Paul, and I’ve recommended him to all my friends who are applying for BSchool.
    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Helpful and Thoughtful. In at Stanford and Kellogg.
    1 year ago
    Got into Stanford and Kellogg, and Paul was instrumental. Couldn’t recommend him more highly. At every stage of the process, Paul was helpful, accessible, and a pleasure to work with. Paul is indispensible when it comes to essay review. I always retained my own voice, and he had a keen eye for how I could tell my story with maximum impact. His guidance was specific and insightful (never generic), his response times were remarkably short, and the entire dynamic was underpinned by a consistent sense that he genuinely cared. Paul’s interview prep was precise and targeted and enabled me to put my best foot forward on interview day. Working with Paul was well worth the investment. I can’t imagine a standard higher than the one ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Authentic, professional, experienced partner!
    1 year ago
    Paul provided guidance and encouragement from start to finish. He reviewed my application and provided actionable feedback to improve the strength of my application profile across several key areas. He arranged two mock practice interview sessions, where one of the sessions was conducted with an ex-admissions officer from a P&E top 15 ranked MBA school. Paul's experience as a published writer shows in his honest reviews and feedback throughout the process. He always returned emails and phone calls promptly with a typical turnaround time of hours for emails/phone calls, and up to 36hrs for larger review items. I was admitted to Columbia Business School, and I don't believe I could have shown the admissions committee everything I had to offer to the program without Paul's advice. Thanks ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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