HOPE for the Future

providing alternative consulting resources for students hoping to get into professional and graduate schools without the hefty price tag*
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THE PROBLEM

Getting into professional and graduate programs is a multi-year process with standardized exams, applications, course requirements and interviews to navigate. In particular, programs such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, and pharmacy have increasing admission grade point averages and high thresholds for extracurriculars and non-academic involvements. Students are often left to their own devices – asking friends and family. It is important to recognize that these individuals are not experts in the admission process nor are they trained mentors or coaches. In contrast, professional consulting agencies offer packages with price points upwards of $5000. Students without connections often resort to this option out of desperation, spending thousands of dollars on interview or application preparation packages. We at HOPE believe that neither of these options are optimal or transparent and that there is a better alternative.

OUR SOLUTION

HOPE for the Future offers a range of services and products aimed at helping students get into their dream programs. These services are priced fairly and offer a competitive edge to existing consulting companies. In line with HOPE’s values, this program will operate on a ‘peer to peer’ basis while ensuring that the pricing also covers a small honorarium to thank our professional consultants for their time. The rest of the revenue will be returned back into The HOPE Initiative Foundation. Click the corresponding links below to learn more!

OUR PROMISE

  • Transparency – typical consulting companies are opaque in their pricing models. We will always disclose our pricing to ensure you know there are no hidden fees or surprises.
  • Standardization – HOPE for the Future consultants create and update a standardized model for approaching all consultations so that you know you are getting the same experience with our expert consultants.
  • Charity – at least 50% of the money you pay goes straight back to charitable causes. No hangups or extra administration fees. The rest goes to pay your amazing consultants for the time they spend with you!

*please note that all consultants are advising based on prior experience and do not represent admissions committees for professional schools

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET INTO MED: $25

Come to this informative 1 hour workshop to get distilled information about course requirements, eligibility criteria, application details and tips and tricks as well as hear testimonials from medical students about why they picked their school and what helped them get in. We don’t waste time and this jam-packed session certainly won’t waste yours either.

APPLICATION BRAINSTORM OR EDITING: $50/Hour

We know that the medical school application is long and lengthy. Come to this one-on-one session with an existing medical student or physician to get some guidance. We work with prospective students on deciding which activities to write about, creating their first draft of the application, and a heavy first edit on their application.

APPLICATION REVIEW: $50 first person edit, $25 second edit

We know that sometimes it is helpful to have more people look at an application. If you would like more attention on your application, this session is structured as a special two-on-one application review where two of our consultants will read and edit your application. We know that lots of companies charge by the hour which can quickly rack up! This is why with our transparent system, we charge by the edit so you can feel comfortable knowing exactly what you are getting.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET INTO LAW: $25

The summer can be a stressful time for law school applicants. Get yourself caught up to speed to learn about law school requirements across Canada and the US, basic information about the application, and tips and tricks on the personal letter. We bet you this jam-packed session will save you from headache and confusion, not to mention hundreds of wasted hours navigating different websites! This is open to students of all years and application status.

PERSONAL LETTER EDITING BUNDLE: $200

We offer one-on-one consulting with existing law students and lawyers. We know that the personal letter is key when trying to get into programs. This is our best offer of a personal statement grand bundle which includes general advice and one-on-one personal statement editing from start to finish up to three edits. You can add on as many rounds of a la carte editing as you would like depending on how you feel about your letter.

PERSONAL LETTER EDITING STARTING PACKAGE:
$150 for 1.5 hours

Our starter pack to get you on the right track for your personal letters. This includes general advice and personal statement brainstorming to come up with your first draft! You can add on as many rounds of a la carte editing as you would like depending on how you feel about your letter.

PERSONAL LETTER A LA CARTE EDITING:
$50 for 1st edit, $25 for each additional edit

We offer as many rounds of editing as you would like on your personal letter. Come with at least a full draft completed and we will work to turn it into a polished piece ready for submission. We know that lots of companies charge by the hour which can quickly rack up! This is why with our transparent system, we charge by the edit so you can feel comfortable knowing exactly what you are getting. .

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET INTO OPTOMETRY: $25

Interested in a career in optometry? HOPE for the Future will be running an introductory workshop that will help prospective Optometry students get a foot up when applying to their dream optometry schools. Planning well in advance of application submission is essential to maximizing the chances of a successful application cycle, as there are several complicated components in the optometry application process. This workshop will provide tips and tricks for using the complicated OptomCAS application portal, as well as advise on common mistakes to avoid. We will also discuss admission averages, how to navigate the Canadian and American grade point systems, and advise on prerequisite courses.

PERSONAL STATEMENT CONSULTING: $50/hour

Coming up with a compelling personal statement is the crux of the application process. We offer a one-on-one private consulting service where optometry consultants will get to know you and participate in a collaborative brainstorming process to create an attractive personal statement.

PERSONAL STATEMENT A LA CARTE EDITING: $25/edit per essay

The process of suggesting improvements and refining the personal statement is lengthy, so additional edits to the personal statement are priced lower to help you get the best outcome possible. It is highly recommended to engage in multiple revisions to refine any details that will add a competitive edge to your application. Consultants are also available to assist with additional essay questions for the same rate.

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