hourly consulting

Vince Hourly Consulting

Flexible, pay-as-you-go service for those who are still working on tests 


Since 2002, I have been one of the world's most in-demand and successful graduate admissions consultants

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What is Vince's consulting style?

What is included in Vince's hourly consulting?

If we agree to work together, Vince will help you with

What counts as billable time? 

Vince does not charge for short, schedule-related emails. Any take that takes more than five minutes and requires Vince's deep concentration is billable. This may include  

NOTE: As noted here, I require clients to use Google Docs. Avoiding email attachments allows me to work from anywhere and help you when time is of the essence. Please read more to understand how I use cloud-based solutions with clients https://www.vinceprep.com/services/planner/docs 

Together, we will




What is Vince's suggested best method for completing written application materials?

How long will it take me to finish my first application?

It can take anywhere from four to sixteen weeks to complete your first application

How much time you need usually depends on four factors:

1. How deeply have you thought about why you need an MBA?   

2. How quickly do you outline and write essays?  

3. How much time can you spend thinking and writing?

4. How well can you balance input from friends, family, mentors, advisers, alumni, and other stakeholders?

Can Vince help me apply to MBA programs beyond the "M7" and also policy programs like HKS or design programs at schools like Stanford d.school and MIT IDM? 

Will Vince help me edit?

How many hours should I purchase? 

What is the price of Vince's hourly consulting?

Can I get a refund? 

Refunds can be issued as follows:

How much time should I expect to spend on each stage of the process?

How many hours will I need? 

My service is designed to maximize your results through a holistic approach to the admissions process

The total number of hours you will need is something we can discuss in our initial consultation

The first application takes the longest, usually 10 hours or more

Most clients start with a 5-hour package


Here are some numbers to give you a sense of client usage patterns

Average hours of counseling service hours purchased per comprehensive client: 11 (range 3 to 57)

Average number of hours Vince spends per client on his or her FIRST application (including interview training): 6.5 (range 4 to 15)

Average number of hours Vince spends per client on his or her SECOND application (including interview training): 3 (range 1 to 10)


Here are some past utilization patterns for MBA clients

Please note: details have been removed to protect client privacy

5 hours

5 hours

6 hours

7 hours

10 hours

10 hours

13 hours

15 hours

22 hours

When is Vince available? 

What is the next step?

Thank you and best wishes for your success!