About Stencil


Stencil Consulting is a professional admission consulting firm providing one-on-one admissions consulting services to applicants to leading undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the United States of America. A comprehensive consulting firm with our head-office in Bangalore, and contact centers in Mumbai & Ahmadabad we offer exhaustive information and resources to students aspiring for higher studies in the United States of America.

Stencil recognizes that preparing for a higher degree is not only a very important decision in a student’s life, but also a very difficult one. The application process can be quite complex and can change from year to year. We believe that the process merits advice and feedback from an objective and knowledgeable source. We provide you with the type of feedback that you will not get from friends, family, or even current students. We use our institutional knowledge of the process to dramatically increase your chances of admission to top universities.

Our goal is to help you to create an application that covers all the areas admissions officers assess you on, to help you stand out from hundreds of applicants, to eliminate any concerns an admissions officer might have, while at the same time showing an extra spark that indicates a high potential for future contribution to the university.

Stencil Consulting is not just an ‘admissions consulting’ service. We help you through the entire process from advising you on pre-application strategy, admissions consulting, a pre-departure skills training workshop and coaching on the job search process while you are at university. We are committed to your future success.


Our comprehensive approach begins the day you hold an initial consultation with a member of our expert admissions consulting team. Each prospective Client is paired with an expert consultant based on an in-depth examination of professional background, personal characteristics, target programs and desired industry. Your initial consultation is the first step to crafting an analysis and approach that is unique to your individual strengths, weaknesses and fit with each business school(s).

The early stages of each student’s engagement examines fundamental questions about the forces that affect and inspire the individual – questions that focus on the “why”, rather than the “how.” It is the answer(s) to these fundamental “why” questions that are essential for understanding each student’s motivations and life path – to-date and in the future – and as a person and professional. Our consultants take great care (and confidentiality) in drawing out each student’s truest aspirations – characteristics that go well beyond the cursory aspects of increased salary and prestige that top programs can offer.

Subsequent stages organize your ideas and experiences, motivations and aspirations “on paper.” It’s not enough to have a “goal” or an adept leadership example. You have to know how to communicate it clearly and craft a message appropriate to each individual school. Providing the admissions committee a sense of clarity and purpose will undoubtedly involve multiple iterations of your essay drafts and resume. Our comprehensive approach also extends to the review of your letters of recommendation and application, and preparation for your interviews (for MBA applicants). When necessary, your consultant will also provide follow up services – such as waitlist advice, financial aid guidance, etc. Finally, to ensure that each student receives a one-on-one experience, we require that each of our consultants work with a limited number of students per admission round.


Applying to the right graduate program is most of the most important decisions our clients will undertake in their lives. We believe that this process it must be done right the first time as there are few opportunities to do it again. As a boutique admissions consulting firm, we do not offer a “one size fits all” student experience. Traditional approaches to providing admissions consulting services signal a cookie-cutter mindset; constraining a full vetting of the client’s individual needs.

We target our services to students who require “white glove” guidance and who are in fact competitive at the top programs. Our services are one-on-one and the firm chooses to engage only a limited number of students per admission round.

Due to the high-touch and comprehensive nature of our services, Stencil will not extend our services to applicants who will not be competitive at top graduate programs. This is why we require potential students complete a complimentary, one-hour consultation, ensuring the right fit between client and consultant, before engaging our Full Engagement admissions consulting service.


The most complete Admissions consulting service for applicants to top programs.The Full Engagement is led by an expert admissions consultant who serves as the manager during the student life-cycle. As the client, you will engage in a collaborative, cradle-to-grave, white glove experience with your consultant; fully addressing all parts of the application process and maximizing your chances of gaining acceptance to a top program. Every one of our consultants is a graduate from a top US school with at least five years of admissions consulting experience. Additionally, all our consultants must have admissions interviewing or recruiting experience.

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