Maxx Associates


first steps, sure steps

Maxx Associates offers a range of services including: Strategy Session, Editing, Interview Simulation, Pre-planning and special assistance for reapplicants and international candidates. Which should you use? The answer depends on a number of factors, including:

  • Where you are in the admissions process
  • Your programs under consideration
  • Time constraints or cost concerns
  • How well you understand your candidacy from an Admissions perspective

Most clients begin their work with Maxx Associates via the strategy session, during which they gain an overall understanding of the admissions process and a clear sense of the road ahead. If you’re just starting your applications, and particularly if you plan to apply to several schools, the strategy session will give you the information and guidance that you’ll need.

If you already feel grounded in the application process, or if you’re on a tight deadline, you might want to go directly to editing. We’ll evaluate your application draft and essays, and make sure that you’re on the right track.

When the time comes to prepare for your interviews, our interview simulation will teach you the inner game of interviewing and provide the coaching and feedback you’ll need to practice and master this vital skill.

Those engaged in long-range development of their application profiles will benefit from a pre-planning session. This consultation will help you shape your personal and professional development in the context of your graduate education plans.

If you have previously applied to graduate school and didn’t get the results you wanted, our reapplicant services will set you up for a strong second shot. We also provide ding analysis to investigate why you were not admitted on your first attempt.

If you should happen to find yourself on an admissions waitlist, we provide waitlist strategies that will show you when and how to re-engage with those considering your candidacy. You’ll also learn the steps you can take to improve your application profile at this crucial time.

International candidates will benefit from Maxx Associates’ special expertise in showcasing their non-typical characteristics and strengths. We’ll also help you meet the unique cross-cultural and cross-idiom challenges faced by such applicants.