I looked at half a dozen consultants and chose Sandy

I am a talented, highly accomplished professional with a unique story and astronomical test scores. Knowing that performing at the top of my abilities required professional advice, I looked at half a dozen consultants and chose Sandy. The fact that he was the most expensive was a major consideration-in an efficient market, you get what you pay for.

Sandy demonstrated to me that he is as knowledgeable about business and politics as I am (which is, very knowledgeable).

Sandy forced me to analyze the motivation behind my most significant choices of the last ten years.
Sandy picked every piece of BS in my essays- those that I put there knowingly, and those that sneaked there from my subconscious.

Sandy rained on me, day after day, a barrage of shrill questions and obnoxious comments.

Sandy annoyed the hell out of me with repeated demands for more and more rewrites, which ignored the pressures of my day job.

Sandy kept me on track when those pressures almost got the better of me three days before the application deadline.

Could I get without Sandy into a top 5 school? Absolutely.

Could I get without Sandy into the best school in the world? Maybe. But I didn’t get to where I am now by taking unnecessary chances.

I don’t care how good you are – you owe it to yourself to hire the best consultant there is.