Shari Deluryea

Admissions Counselor

Stratus Admissions Counseling

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

Shari earned her BA in Mathematics at Binghamton University. During her time at Goizueta Business School at Emory University, she served as a Teaching Assistant for Decision Analysis and Statistics classes and mentored international students.

Shari started her career as an employee benefits consultant before attending graduate school. After graduation, she joined KPMG Consulting as a management consultant, improving processes of large financial institutions across the country. She then worked for SunTrust Bank and Voya Financial as an internal consultant and manager, running large strategic projects to consolidate businesses, improve operations and introduce new products to market.

In addition to her time working with graduate school candidates, Shari enjoys volunteering for her neighborhood Homeowners Association as well as staying involved with her kids’ school organizations. Shari loves cooking, playing tennis and hiking.

Company Information

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: $4,950

2 Schools: $6,450

3 Schools: $7,850

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $9,150

5 Schools: $10,350

6 Schools: $11,450

7 Schools: $12,450

School Add-On: $1,700

Location: United States


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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • My Holiday Season Hero
    5 months ago
    I purchased a 5hr package and worked with Shari for RD2 applications for 3x programs while on a very tight timeline coinciding with the holiday season. Shari proofed at least three versions of each essay for every program, helped refine my “Why an MBA story,” and extracted the best examples from my past to highlight for admissions teams. I am happy to announce that I was admitted to my first and second choice programs with Scholarship money offered at both!
    Quincy Field
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • An Honestly Amazing Consultant!
    6 months ago
    I was fortunate enough to win free consulting hours from Stratus and I was placed under Shari back in 2019. I do not even know where to start! I wanted to apply to IE Business School's MBA and I had 30 days to apply. Well, Shari helped me every step of the application process, even given such a tight window. She helped me see things that I hadn't even thought of. She helped me rephrase parts of my story in a way that was so beautiful and cohesive! Also, she gave excellent interview tips. I do not think that I would currently be in Madrid if it wasn't for her amazing help! I would not doubt for a second in recommending her to anyone! She ...
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    Alexandra Ledesma
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Flexible And Insightful
    8 months ago
    I worked with Shari through round 1 apps on an hourly basis for a 5-hour package. We were able to complete the essays (3) for my first school under time and had about 45 minutes left for a mock interview and feedback, which was super helpful. Shari was responsive and I got a quick turnaround on all my materials. I was looking to get 5 apps submitted in a month, including the one I worked on with her. I appreciated the fact that she was willing to work with me last minute and keep pace so I could get my apps in on time. I ended up waitlisted at the school we worked on together, but I was able to 'lift and shift' most of the ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Hourly Services
    9 months ago
    I worked with Shari for a 3-hour consulting package through Stratus. Shari was very helpful in helping me to scope, refine, and edit the initial draft of my individual essay for Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. After we got the individual essay to a near-finished product, Shari also provided valuable advice on my Georgetown video essay topic and subsequent outline. Overall, Stratus has a very strong brand and professional approach compared to other MBA Admissions consultants that I've seen. In addition, Shari was great to work with - she was prompt, clear, and direct, helping me use the limited time together efficiently. I would recommend working with Shari for hourly services or a comprehensive school package from Stratus.
    Jacqueline Murray
    Part-Time MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Shari Was A Gem From Start To Finish!
    1 year ago
    I first met Shari while a part of the Fortè MBAlaunch program in Atlanta last spring. Shari was interested in my goals and assisting me with the application process for the MBA programs I was interested in. After the initial conversation, I knew that I could work candidly with Shari to hone in what I wanted to express in my application essays. Shari was swift when responding to my draft submissions and she never tried to change my point of view as a writer. I was able to capitalize on her ability to help applicants craft essays oozing with their authentic spirit. I am really grateful for Shari's help and energy while applying to MBA programs.
    Bryanna Brown
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Terrific Experience Working With Shari
    1 year ago
    I loved working with Shari Deluraya at Stratus. The MBA admissions process is arduous and demanding and I could not have navigated it by myself without Shari’s support. From our first conversation, I was put at ease by Shari. It was clear that Shari had a lot of experience and knowledge about MBA admissions. I was confident I had a strong mentor and coach who made me and my MBA goal her priority. Shari attentively and patiently listened to my personal and professional experiences and helped me craft my personal story and MBA strategy. She understood my motivations and goals and worked with me to connect them to my choice of MBA programs. In addition, she was always accessible including on weekends and holidays, and ...
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    Class of 2022 Rejected
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