We understand what Admission Committees are looking for. See how Scholar Strategy MS Counseling can help you get into your dream universities

MS/MIS Application Process

Scholar Strategy helps you in 3 of the 4 steps above i.e. shortlisting schools, creating kickass documents and helping choose the final destination. We do not offer GRE coaching but everything else. The philosophy is to strategize what is the right school for you and how to reach there! If you join us before writing your GRE, we help you in shortlisting 4 schools that you can fill out for free score reports after your GRE test. You can join us after taking your GRE as well.

See, your test scores, GPA and employment history are all determined when you start applying. The only thing you can do at that point is to present whatever you have in a professional manner that captures Admission Committee’s attention. We know how to do that. We know how to play to your strengths and cover for your weaknesses. While there is no guarantee, we have been able to help applicants get the best schools possible with their profiles. And no, we are not boasting 🙂 Our results and testimonials speak for us.

How do we do this so successfully?

Our belief is simple. We help you in crafting your UNIQUE story. It is our specialty. The only way you can make a mark on Admission Committee is not to look like every other applicant. And to do that, you need to stick to your story and not copy paste from other SOPs. We have designed processes just to help you with this.

When you work with us, our brainstorming sessions are tailored to your individual background. And our critical reviews are designed to push you and bring out the best in you.

What this also means is that we do not spoon feed or write for anyone. We make you do the work and that is why your application stands out. Expect to work hard with us and you will see the results. Period. Rest, check out our individual package detail page to see how that package works. Best way to get started is to visit and compare our current packages by clicking here.

I am convinced. How do I enroll?

We do not enroll anyone without talking to them first. And if we feel that we cannot help you, we tell you that right upfront.
Please follow the steps on our contact page and schedule a call with us. On the call, we will walk you through the process.


Why should I join Scholar Strategy counseling?

Nistha has been guiding students since 2013. Our results speak for us – we have had admits into MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UIUC, CMU and most of the top universities (despite our clients not being from IITs). Nistha understands what Admission Committee is looking for and can help you get into the best schools possible with your profile. We like to underpromise and overdeliver.

However, if you are looking for spoon-feeding or somebody writing SOP for you, we are not a good fit. We do not give you readymade school lists or SOP templates.

But I’m already working with a local counselor?

We are confident that our counseling is better than any local counselor. But if expense is your concern, you can look at our HIGH LEVEL ADVICE only package that proves to be a valuable resource to be used alongside other counselors.
Your counselor might be good but he probably never studied abroad himself, so he can miss out on some critical tips and guidance that only we (or anyone who has gone through the process herself) can offer.

What’s so great with your SOP reviews?

Oh, where do we start. We help you with things like:

  1. Structure and proportion of different sections
  2. Whether you are doing justice to your experience or not
  3. Add tips on how to improve a part (we can talk the engineering language very well!)
  4. Help shortening by highlighting what’s important and what not
Can you write the SOP for me?

NO. We do NOT write anything for anyone. You write and we review. It is your unique language and story in the end. That is what makes this so good. If we started writing for everyone, imagine many people submitting same kind of SOPs! – you do not want that. Even if you end up working with any other counselor, do NOT let anyone else write your SOP.

Wait, which city do you work in?

We work everywhere, we work online 🙂 We have clients in India, Middle East and South Asia. So, your physical location does NOT matter. The whole counseling is conducted over as many phone calls, video chats, emails and text messages as it takes! By saving on physical logistics, we pass on our cost benefits to you by charging much lower than your local counselors.

What if I want to get more essays reviewed?

Some schools and programs ask for essays instead of or in addition to SOP. Add Rs. 3,000 (please check the latest rate on counseling page) if you wish to get other essays (apart from SOP) reviewed as well. This option is available in Comprehensive, Personal and Mastermind pckages. Other essays (up to 3) will be only reviewed once. We have found that once a student has crafted a good SOP using our tips, other essays are much easier to tackle.

I’m sold. How do I enroll?

We do not enroll anyone without talking to them first. And if we feel that we cannot help you, we tell you that right upfront.
Please follow the steps on our contact  page and schedule a call with us. On the call, we will walk you through the process.

Why should I get Mastermind package instead of High Level package?

High level call package contains only the strategy and follow up calls. Choose Mastermind if you need help throughout your application. Mastermind includes the reviews of your SOP, LORs, and school list. Plus, you get job hunting and finding assistantships help too.

Do you help with filling application forms etc?

Our forte lies in career advice and application strategy, and we are not the best visa/loan counselor. For more mundane queries such as ‘what should I fill in this field of application forms’, ‘is my funding source okay’, ‘what should be the format for this LOR’ – it is best to pick the brains of fellow applicants and seniors on our Scholar Strategy facebook group which is super active and helpful (see below). You can use the group as much and as long as you want but our counselor doesn’t help with filling application forms etc.

Why should I get Personal package instead of Comprehensive package?

Choose this if you need more personal brainstorming. Comprehensive package provides detailed guidance but NOT individual brainstorming for SOP, LORs and essays. There is NO personal interaction in Comprehensive package.

Why should I get Comprehensive package instead of High Level?

High Level package has NO LOR, school reviews or guidance. It has only 3 SOP reviews.

What do you mean by ‘no personal interaction’ in Comprehensive package?

There will be no calls or personal brainstorming, only emails and reviews in this package. This package does not help you in personal advice over ‘how to craft your story’ or ‘which program to choose if you are confused between MS, MIS, MSBA etc’. This package is for those who are clear on what they are applying for and what is their story and need only detailed review of the documents.