Expert Admissions Consultants
Accepted.com has been guiding and advising college and graduate school applicants since 1994. Thousands of satisfied clients have benefited from working with Accepted's unparalleled and accomplished consultants. Based in Southern California, with consultants in North America, Europe, and Asia, our international team can assist you, no matter where you are or where you want to go.
When you select Accepted to help you through the application process, not only are you assigned your own personal editor dedicated to helping you, but you are backed by a staff of uncommonly talented professionals, including former admissions directors, published authors, and PhDs. It's the best of dedicated one-on-one mentoring combined with the breadth and depth of a larger company.
Learn about our history and founder, Linda Abraham, to understand Accepted's origins and values.
Our Admissions Consultants
Not only do our consultants have the experience and expertise needed to make you stand out, they have the passion necessary to help you get accepted. It's not just what we do – it's who we are.
Get to know our consultants and you'll see why Accepted can help you get accepted! Be sure to click on our consultants' names to read more about them.
Dr. Sheryl Neuman:
Sheryl has an MD, MPH from UCLA and served as a student interviewer at UCLA Medical School. Her expertise is in medical school admissions and editing.
Todd has advised successful MBA applicants to top schools since 2001. He served in the U.S. military, worked in technology and media/entertainment, and lived in China. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Alicia McNease Nimonkar:
Alicia worked for 5 years as Student Advisor at UC Davis’ postbac program where she both evaluated applications and advised students applying successfully to med school and related programs. Currently pursuing MA in Composition and Rhetoric.
Involved in college admissions for over twenty years, Marie has both counseled applicants to top colleges and evaluated 5000+ applications for the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts; College of Engineering; School of Kinesiology; School of Nursing; and Taubman College of Architecture.
Jessica Pishko graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She spent two years guiding students through the medical school application process at Columbia’s PostBacc Program and teaches writing at all levels.
Dr. Herman (Flash) Gordon:
Past Chair of Admissions at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He has an A.B. degree from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from Caltech. His mission is to get applicants on track to success.
Formerly the Associate Director of Admissions at Yale SOM, Director of MBA Admissions at MSU Broad, and consultant at Cardiff Business School in the UK.
Former dean of graduate admissions who for 10 years reviewed and signed off on over 4500 admissions decisions per year. Has taught communications and rhetoric since 1991.
Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D:
Professor of Biology, Former Director of three post-bac programs at San Francisco State University. His post-bac students had an 80% success rate applying to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, vet, PA, PT, optometry and podiatry schools. He has conducted biomedical research at CalTech, UTMB Galveston, UC San Francisco and SF State.
After a successful career in business publishing, Cindy has worked 15+ years with Accepted, every year helping clients get accepted to top MBA, law, and med programs. She is a pioneer in the niche of EMBA application consulting.
Based in Israel, and author of the popular ebook, Techie's Guide to MBA Admissions, Jennifer advises international applicants to acceptances at top graduate programs.
Award-winning author and editor with 20 years' experience, Judy's clients have been accepted to top business, law, and medical schools.
Former administrator at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Author of three ebooks about medical education, Cyd has successfully advised MBA, medical, and residency applicants since 2001.
Professional journalist, former Columbia Business School admissions insider, and experienced MBA admissions consultant.
Robbie is a writer, columnist, and editor with her own MBA from Chicago Booth. She works mainly with MBA, LLM, and public policy applicants.
Dr. Rebecca Blustein:
Initially at UCLA's Scholarship Resource Center and since 2008 at Accepted, Dr. Blustein has coached applicants to acceptances at top masters and PhD. programs and has also guided them in winning prestigious merit awards. She earned her Ph.D. from UCLA and has taught college-level writing and literature.
Jennifer is the former Assistant Director of Admissions at Cornell’s EMBA program, plus has an additional 10 years of experience in higher ed and corporate marketing.
Started by Linda Abraham in the early 1990s, Accepted.com grew out of an editing service working with college students in West Los Angeles. Linda discovered she was repeatedly asked to edit personal statements for grad school. She realized that if she applied journalistic techniques to the personal statements she was editing, she could help applicants make their stories engaging, not merely well-written. Recognizing the demand for a service dedicated to helping graduate school applicants write revealing, compelling, and articulate essays, she founded Accepted.
When you ask Linda why she is so passionate about her work, here's what she'll tell you:
"I've always been fascinated by people's life stories. Ever since I was a young child, I have loved reading biographies. And everyone-not just the famous-has a story. Discovering that story, and helping applicants articulate it, is a fascinating process."
"Additionally, the editing process is a game to me. I was a writing tutor as an undergrad at UCLA and received excellent training there. I found then, and still find today, that figuring out the best way to express a phrase or tell a story is like solving a puzzle. Almost as good as Sudoku."
"Finally, I love hearing, 'Thank you. I'm in!'"
Learn about our talented team of consultants, who are ready to help you with your applications.