Learn More About The Mauler Institute™

An Admissions Approach Rooted in Business Principles

We use proven business principles to help students develop and execute a successful admissions strategy. Our students are taught how to develop their own unique value propositions (or elevator pitches), identify the right-fit schools (or target demographic) and leverage the college application (or product packaging) to communicate what differentiates them from the smart and talented students who are applying to their target colleges.

Through our one-on-one coaching sessions, small group workshops, and The Complete Candidate System™, you discover who you truly are and will build an application strategy that works. You deserve to be in that incoming class. Let us help you show your target schools that you do.

Meet Stef

Stef Mauler, founder of the Mauler Institute™ and author of The Complete Candidate™, began working in Ivy League admissions over 30 years ago, at the University of Pennsylvania Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She met thousands of high school students and their families as they went through the mysterious Ivy League admissions process. Discovering that the majority of applicants had the academic record, but were not accepted, she set out to find patterns in what differentiated the students who were accepted from those who weren’t.

After analyzing successful applicants, Stef applied the insights she gleaned and gained acceptance to every MBA program to which she applied, without a 4.0 GPA, 800 GMAT or the ability to donate a building. Since graduating from Harvard Business School in 2003, she has successfully coached numerous students using her unique and proven college admissions strategy.

Stef holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Graduate Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, San Diego. Stef is a Certified Educational Planner and a professional member of IECA, HECA, AICEP and NACAC.

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Meet Oliver

Oliver is Stef’s slobbery, stinky, gross – yet love-able – rescue pup. In fact, he’s a double rescue (two different shelters) but finally found his home at the Mauler Institute™. While he may not be “dog smart” he sometimes has words of wisdom to share with those willing to listen. Follow the Oracle of Oliver on Instagram (and, follow Travel Oliver, too).

Learn More About Our Coaching

We offer one-on-one coaching sessions for students in 8th through 12th grade, workshops for rising and current seniors as well as the self-paced program, The Complete Candidate™. Whether you’re preparing for the application process or you’re ready to begin, we can create a strategy to fit your needs. To get started today, call us at 469-751-7122 or schedule an appointment.

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