How will I get paired with a consultant?
If you purchase consulting, we’ll match you either with a former law school admissions officer or a former law school admissions officer and a professional writer.
We have two kinds of consultants: professional writers and former law school admissions officers. If you purchase Edit Once or Unlimited Editing, we’ll match you with a professional writer unless you request otherwise. If you purchase Admissions Consulting, we’ll match you either with (1) a former law school admissions officer or (2) a former law school admissions officer and a professional writer. Let us know if you prefer one model over the other. Otherwise, just leave it up to us. We’ll take good care of you 😃.
Sure, okay, but…how will I get paired with a consultant?
After your purchase, we’ll send you a survey. When we see your responses, we’ll match you with consultants we think you’ll work well with. If, for example, we think you’ll respond well to tough love, we might match you with a member of our team who happens to be a former Marine (no joke). If not, we might pair you with someone more cuddly. All of our admissions officers know the process inside out and all of our writers are essay Jedis, so it’s more about work style than anything else.
You can see our full team here: https://7sage.com/admissions/about-us/.
If I buy consulting now, how long do I get to work with you?
We’ll work with you until you finish submitting ten applications. We require that you submit those applications in the same application cycle.
The official agreement is a little more verbose because “admissions cycle” is an imprecise term. You’ll see that we make a distinction between (1) when you purchase, (2) when you start using the service, and (3) when you submit. In addition to ending when you submit ten applications, our Consulting services end…
- Six months after you submit your first application, OR
- A year after you start using the service, unless you delay (see below), OR
- Three years after you purchase the service.
What if I start working with you on my applications but decide to delay until next cycle?
If you’ve started working with us on two documents or fewer (e.g., a personal statement and diversity statement), we can finish what we started and pick up where we left off next year. For example, if you’re still working on your personal statement when you decide to delay, you should finish that before you ride off into the sunset. We can work on your other essays when you return.
If you’ve started working on more than two documents, we won’t be able to work with you again next year.
What’s covered by Admissions Consulting?
Just about everything.
For ten schools, we’ll give you unlimited advice, unlimited access to your consultants, and unlimited rounds of brainstorming or editorial feedback on your application essays. We’ll also help you with scholarship essays as long as they appear on the school’s official LSAC application.
We won’t help with essays that do not appear on a school’s JD application. Nor will we edit on your recommenders’ letters.
Do you offer discounts?
Although we periodically announce edit giveaways and pro bono consulting opportunities on the discussion forum, we have too many deserving students to offer discounts. Check out our full enroll page for more affordable options. You can always upgrade to Admissions Consulting later.
Is there a cheaper option for applying to, say, one school instead of ten?
Admissions Consulting is designed to cover ten schools. If you want to apply to fewer schools, or if you don’t need the full raft of services, consider purchasing our time by the hour: https://7sage.com/admissions/enroll-hourly/.
Please note, though, that working with us on an hourly basis may be less cost-effective than purchasing Admissions Consulting, even if you’re only applying to one or two schools.
Is there a refund policy?
If you request a refund within six days of your purchase, we’ll return your payment less $250 per hour of your consultants’ work time.
Example: You purchase Admissions Consulting for $3,499 and send in your initial materials immediately. Your consultant spends an hour writing her initial email. Two days after your purchase, you request a refund.
We’ll refund your entire purchase less $250 for your consultants’ work time. You’ll receive $3,249.
Do you help with Canadian law school applications?
While we do have experience helping Canadian applicants, our Admissions Consulting packages do not currently cover Canadian schools. If you’re looking for help with Canadian schools, consider purchasing our time by the hour: https://7sage.com/admissions/enroll-hourly/.
Do you help with joint JD-MBA programs? What about joint JD-LL.M. programs? What about other joint-degree programs?
Admissions Consulting is designed for JD programs. If you want help with the MBA, LL.M., or other non-JD portion of a dual-degree application, get in touch.
When should I start?
If you know you’d like to work with us, you should purchase sooner rather than later: you’ll simply get more time with us. We don’t have to begin working on your essays right away, but a preliminary conversation might help you prioritize and plan your cycle. We’ll help you figure out what to do when so that you can maximize your study time, write exceptional essays, and submit as soon as possible.
Can you promise I’ll get into law school?
Your LSAT scores, undergraduate GPA, character and fitness issues, and other factors over which we have no control set the parameters of your acceptance odds. If your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA are below a school’s medians, you probably won’t get in, no matter how good your essays are. Our strategic and editorial inputs are more likely to help you edge out candidates with similar numbers than they are to help you leapfrog candidates with better numbers.
In other words, we’re not magicians. We can’t promise that you’ll get into a given law school; we can only promise to make your application stronger.
Is there a contract?
There sure is. You can see our consulting contract here.
Should I apply now or next cycle?
If you have to ask, it’s probably getting late in the cycle—which means that you should consider purchasing Admissions Consulting now and applying next cycle. That has a few advantages:
- You’ll have a better chance of getting into law school. Law schools admit students on a rolling basis, which means that the earlier you apply, the more spots are available.
- You’ll get more for your money. We’ll help you through an entire cycle, so you’ll be able to work with us for longer if you apply next cycle.
- You don’t want to rush your application. Writing well takes time!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Admissions Consulting.