Scholar Strategy has great raves from happy students.

I know that coming from US undergrad, I had advantages over many other students. But, I wouldn’t have received these results without your counseling and all the information I got from Scholar Strategy. You really pushed me to get the best out of me when writing my SOP and resume! I look forward to paying back by contributing to the Scholar Strategy community in the future.

I first discovered Scholar Strategy through a friend in HK. She is from India, and she told me she heard great things about Scholar Strategy from her friends. I was recommended a few consulting services, but felt that SS had an edge. Usually for other services, you don’t know who will be editing your SOP or they will only look into structure/grammar. As I read more about SS on the website and talked to you on the phone, I could really see you care about the content and have a strong background in CS/Data/Engineering.

Sandy Leeadmitted to Stanford MS&E, CMU MCDS

The best part about Scholar Strategy is “No Spoon Feeding”. You get to write your SOP in your own words unlike other consultants. Nistha’s suggestions and subtle changes have increased the quality of SOP significantly. She is frank and never hesitated to tell her if something is not going well. I got to learn a lot from her through this experience. Thanks a lot. 😀

Sumanth, USC, CU Boulder EE, VT MEng

The honesty with which the SoPs were reviewed was refreshing. The best part was, I was still writing each word of the SoP on my own, with the best possible feedback I could have gotten. It’s the way its supposed to be. Also, the insight Nistha offered to help me in selecting the right schools to apply to was invaluable.


Thanks a lot Nistha for making my dream of attending world’s most prestigious telecom program come true. It would not have been possible without your guidance.

Rakshit, UMN EE, UMCP Telecom, NCSU Networks

Once again thanks for helping me improve my SOP. Your comments really played a major role!

Vaishnavi, CMU, TAMU EE

Really stoked about this. Thanks for all your help. The SOP really worked for this particular program’s objectives.

Mohonish, CMU MS SE

Thank you so much, Nistha. It would not have been possible without your guidance. The admit from UChicago was a dream come true. I still believe that the turning point for all my applications was the SOP. I don’t have enough words to thank you. Keep up with good work.

Ashish, UChicago, Purdue Stats

I would like to thank Nistha for her guidance and support during the application process. The brainstorming and one-one sessions were very helpful and I cannot thank Scholar Strategy enough.

Avinash, UMN EE

I was a mid-career professional in my early thirties when I started my journey with Scholar Strategy (SS). Tired with the monotonous job, and frustrated with corporate politics, I was probably going through a ‘mid-career’ crisis, not really sure where I wanted to go. This is when Nistha came to my rescue and trust me she is the best counsellor I have ever had in my life! Having spent 12 years in IT industry, I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to do an MBA and that’s when Nistha helped me figure that going for an interdisciplinary master’s program (such as MEM/MIMS/MIS) might be a good idea. The best part about Nistha is that she never imposes here ideas on you, rather, she would ask such right questions which will eventually help you figure out your own answers!

Managing a decent GMAT score, we embarked on the journey of applications. I was not sure how my 12 years of experience would play out (might have been a negative factor!) and Nistha too was handling such an applicant for the first time. But as best as she is, we cracked it really well. She worked really hard and made sure I come up with my unique story and that’s what I believe made all the difference in my essays and LORs. She guides, motivates and pushes you to your maximum, and that truly reflects in the results.

I had admits from 9 out of 10 schools I applied to, including MIT and UC, Berkeley and scholarships from other three. I could not have asked for more! I eventually chose MIT.
Had it not been for Nistha, I would have never even been able to make it to this embarking journey. Unlike many other players in this domain who are primarily focused on their business, Scholar Strategy is here to make real difference in people’s life/career and Nistha lives by those values. If you are someone who is truly looking forward to learn and make a difference through a master’s, there cannot be a better place than Scholar Strategy and more dedicated, authentic and knowledgeable counsellor than Nistha. Trust me, you are in best hands at SS!!

Priyasha, MIT SDM, Berkeley, Washington, MIS

I will be graduating from Portland State University in 2018, completing my Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering – and I would like to thank Scholar Strategy for enabling me for a journey that I never planned to do.

A little bit of history about myself, I was working as a Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for 2 years and there has been something constant throughout my time there – total dislike for the job and thoughts on how to get out it for good. Nistha played a pivotal role in giving me a launchpad for my dreams – I got 3 admits for my MS in ECE – Portland State University, UT-Dallas and Clemson. I did apply to many highly ranked university, but I didn’t have the combined background, GRE/TOEFL scores and financial capacity to fetch an admit. I was even in a stage where I had to drop my plans because I couldn’t get a student loan, until i could get a small amount that was just sufficient to meet PSU’s I-20 requirement for visa interview.

Fast forward 2 years…I am glad to be graduating with an impressive CGPA, thankful and blessed for 5 Teaching Assistant roles over 4 terms, a Fall Internship with AMD as CPU Verification Engineer, and more importantly 6 full time offers – 3 from Intel, one from Cadence CPU, one from Micron Technology and one from Ampere Computing CPU – all Verification Engineer roles. Along my journey, I did fail at Apple onsite, Google onsite, Intel onsite as well as AMD onsite. I also received calls from NVIDIA and Facebook – All the failures came during Feb-March mid and I had the worst start possible. But the fact that I could reach Apple and Google for their onsite, being from Portland State, was a game changer – the outcome of all failures is disappointing but the confidence it gave me was massive. It made me prepare for what was best for me and I could follow it with many full time offers – and in exactly the same role what I wanted my job to be – in CPU – I could crack interviews by beating candidates from higher ranked universities.

Nistha always said about hard work, believing in your abilities, networking and never giving up – and my experience is a perfect example of her advice.

Melvin, Intel, Cadence, EE

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  1. I would like to know the cost of counselling and the services provided by you and different packages, if any.

  2. I would like to know the cost of counselling and the services provided by you and different packages, if any.

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