Terms of Service

April 2017

For Members of The Best You PAL Academy

The information I have provided here at TheBestYouPALAcademy.com is accurate to the best of my knowledge.  I cannot guarantee any particular information will be applicable or helpful for your specific situation.  I cannot guarantee it will improve your chances of admission.

All references to universities, application organizations, testing organizations and other companies or websites are for information purposes only.  TheBestYouPALAcademy.com is not affiliated with or endorsed by any other organization.

Copyright – all Academy materials are for Academy member use only. It is totally not ok to share your materials or any part of them with others, nor is it OK to sell them or any part of them.  If you are found to be infringing on my copyright, your membership will be immediately cancelled without warning or refund.

Subscriptions - Your 1 year subscription to the The Best You PAL Academy will automatically renew annually at the rate when you first joined. Note: If you cancel your subscription and then rejoin The Best You PAL Academy, you may be subject to a higher renewal costs. You can cancel your subscription at anytime by going to your subscription page within your account and click on the cancel link.

Subscriptions are non-refundable.

Webinar Workshops - All webinar workshops run for the individual length of time stated at the time of purchase.  You will have access to the materials for that length of time.  It is recommended that you print any included print materials (handouts, workbooks, etc) for your personal use prior to the expiration date of your access.  All materials are copyrighted and may not be reproduced for purposes beyond your personal use.  These materials are for your personal growth, development, education, insight and help.

Webinar workshops are non-refundable.

For Clients of Direct Advising Services

These are the terms and conditions that cover the agreement between you, the client, and me, Mary Kate Kopec.


Per your request and needs, I will be providing you advice for academic, experiential, and career counsel; admissions applications; and related subjects.  Types of advice I will provide include discussing course selections, guidance determining appropriate experiences to develop and explore your career interests, guidance on your personal statement, mock interviews, assistance in formulating a list of schools, etc. I will not write your personal statement for you. You will be fully responsible for your application, personal statement, resume, interview, application strategy, meeting deadlines, choice of schools, etc. I cannot guarantee any particular outcome.

You or I may terminate our agreement at any time for any reason.

All information that you provide to The Best You PAL Academy and/or me, Mary Kate Kopec, will be kept strictly confidential.

Consultation time must be purchased in advance.  All purchases include all usual office and communication expenses.  This includes Skype-to-Skype calls within the U.S.  Other expenses will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Billable work also includes: reading and providing comments about your personal statement; reading and responding to emails; phone conversations; mock interviews; research; and other similar work.

This agreement can only be modified by us in writing.

In the event you need to reschedule an appointment, you need to contact me, Mary Kate Kopec, with as much notice as possible, and we will schedule a new appointment.  Abuses to my time will result in a termination of contract, and no refund will be given.

Mary Kate Kopec · Copyright © 2019. All rights Reserved.

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