The application process and research that goes into applying to Graduate School can be an opportunity for checking-in with your long term goals, leading to new insights and direction.

Graduate school, as they say, is a whole new level. Whether you have been out of school for a while and are planning to return for a professional degree, or you are looking at staying in academia, I offer personal statement consulting and application coaching for a wide variety of programs. In the past, I've worked on statements for Masters programs, Medical School, Law School, and Ph.D.'s. No matter your reasons for pursuing graduate school, the application process and research that goes into it can be an opportunity for checking-in with your long term goals, leading to new insights and direction. Whether you are a confident writer or are uncomfortable with your voice on the page, we can guide you through this process in an efficient and strategic way. 

Your success and growth are why I love education coaching, and to get you started, here is my free downloadable Graduate School Application spreadsheet.

Take the first step towards an empowering application experience by filling out the New Client Form.

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Jackie gave me a thorough and specific critique on my application materials. She provided a set of objective eyes and helped me identify areas in my essay that could be misinterpreted. Beyond just critiquing the mechanics of my essay, Jackie pushed me to examine and state my objectives more clearly. As someone who knows how an admissions department works, she was able to offer very specific feedback. Jackie also communicated clearly about her timeline and gave her feedback very quickly, which I appreciated very much!

Rebekah MFA applicant


My rates start at $100/hour. For 24-hour rush turn-around on feedback, I charge an additional $50 per feedback round. The hourly rate can apply to specific projects, or if you want to continue working past an initial package by a hour-by-hour basis. Below are estimates for packages, which may vary depending on the level of student need and where a student might be in their application process. All of the services are also available separate from the packages.

Research & Development

$75One hour informational discussion
    Getting to know you
  • Discuss potential graduate school paths
  • Assistance in finding resources, keywords, and "good fit" programs
  • Exercises for exploring interests
  • Create an action plan for your educational goals

Level 1

$200-$400Getting a jump-start on the application process
    Planning and first steps
  • Craft an application resume focused on the power of specific wording as you describe your extracurriculars, hobbies, and accomplishments.
  • Brainstorm or first draft of personal statement
  • Create an initial school list using my Master Spreadsheet
  • Create an application process plan for the remainder of time before your deadlines.

Level 2

$400-$800Guidance on key elements of the application process
    Writing assistance + process guidance
  • Guidance on application process plan + completing a spreadsheet of your programs
  • Customized activities to take you from brainstorming to final draft of the personal statement
  • Feedback and research assistance at every stage
  • Interview practice (I am a former "shy student" so I have many tips to share!)