ForumWatch: MBA Admissions Consultants, Yea or Nay?

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Applicants to top business schools are always looking for an edge. The competition is tough, and high test scores and GPAs are not enough. Enter admissions consultants. These are the guys who get paid to help applicants turn in their best applications. They read over essays, offer advice on where to apply, and help applicants come up with a strategy for getting into their dream school. Some people have expressed concern about the ethics of using admissions consultants. How much help are they really giving applicants? Should schools know if the applicant has hired an admissions consultant? Is it fair to those who are doing this on their own?

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