Terms of Service

Septemeber 2019

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.

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