Needless to say there are tons of professional consultants and fortunately I found this forum to be extremely helpful. I selected about 6 or 7 of them and talked to all of them. About half of them (whom by the way are very prominent consultants) rejected my case since they thought that I did not stand a chance. The last call I made was to amerasia. I spoke to adam and he mentioned that for my case Paul would be a better person to talk to. So ended up sending my case to Paul.
I think an admissions consultant is invaluable in the MBA application process. First, my background. I'm 31, with 8 years of experience in finance, female, 3.7 GPA from a public university, and 720 GMAT. I'm looking to transition out of finance and into entrepreneurship.
I worked with Amerasia for Booth and Kellogg this year and I honestly feel I would've been lost without using some kind of consultant. I was so impressed from the initial 1 hour call and felt he had enough school-specific knowledge to know what they were looking for.