Expert Admissions Consultants

Our consultants have been advising college and graduate school applicants since 1994. Based in Southern California, with consultants in North America, Europe, and Asia, our team of experts can assist you, like they have helped thousands of others, no matter where you are or where you want to go.

Why Choose Us

When you choose Accepted, you will be assigned your own admissions consultant dedicated to helping you, as well as the support of a team made up 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.

Our Admissions Consultants Team

Not only do our admissions 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 admissions consultants and you'll see why Accepted can help you get accepted!

Dr. Elena Nawfel

Dr. Elena Nawfel acquired her B.A. at Harvard, earned her MD at the University of Massachusetts, did her residency at the Lahey Clinic, where she also served on the Lahey Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Committee, and trained in Medical Oncology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing her medical studies, she was a Fulbright scholar in Medical Ethics. 

Get in touch with Dr. Elena Nawfel.
Dr. Karin Ash

With 30 years of career/admissions experience at four universities, including Cornell’s Johnson Business School and College of Engineering, Dr. Ash facilitated students’ entry into the world’s best companies. As a member of the adcom she also evaluated applications; she knows what schools and employers seek

Get in touch with Dr. Karin Ash.
Komi German

Social Psychology Ph.D., National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, author of a forthcoming book on the psychology of professors, including their priorities regarding whom to admit. Now a dedicated consultant who has helped grad students obtain competitive fellowships and tenure-track positions.

Get in touch with Komi German.
Alice Diamond
Alice Diamond is Associate Dean for Career and Community Service at Lesley
University in Cambridge, MA. She has 35 years of experience in career and
admissions advising for undergraduate and graduate students.
Get in touch with Alice Diamond.
Carol Drummer

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.

Get in touch with Carol Drummer.
Dr. Suzi Schweikert

Served on the UCSD School of Medicine’s admissions committee, and has mentored students in healthcare programs for over 20 years. Has a BA in English Lit from UCLA, an MD from UCSD, and an MPH from SDSU.

Get in touch with Dr. Suzi Schweikert.
Cindy Tokumitsu

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. 

Get in touch with Cindy Tokumitsu.
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. 

Get in touch with Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D.
Jamie Wright

With more than eight years of recruitment and admissions experience at London Business School, Jamie is the former Admissions Director for Early Career Programmes at LBS. Originally from the U.S., Jamie is now based in London.

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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.

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Marie Todd

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.

Get in touch with Marie Todd.
Jennifer Bloom

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.

Get in touch with Jennifer Bloom.
Dr. Mary Mahoney

Dr. Mary Mahoney, Ph.D. will provide you with your complimentary consultation. Dr. Mahoney has over 20 years of experience as an advisor and essay reviewer for med school applicants. She is also a tenured English Professor and former nurse with extensive experience in the Medical Humanities.

Get in touch with Dr. Mary Mahoney.
Rachel Slutsky

Has served as a writing tutor, consultant, and adjunct professor teaching writing. Has also assisted applicants in applying to an array of MBA and graduate programs. Earned her masters from the University of Chicago and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Harvard University.

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Santosh (Sam) Prasad

A Chicago Booth MBA who previously served on the Student Admissions Committee. Sam brings career experience from a diverse set of industries including portfolio management, derivatives trading, socially responsible investing, and health care.

Get in touch with Santosh (Sam) Prasad.
Dr. Philippe Barr

Dr. Philippe Barr served as Assistant Professor in the French Department at UNC-Chapel Hill for 7 years and coordinated the application process for the masters and doctoral programs. He also served as Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Get in touch with Dr. Philippe Barr.
Michelle Stockman

Professional journalist, former Columbia Business School admissions insider, and experienced MBA admissions consultant.

Get in touch with Michelle Stockman.
Chen Chadash

Chen brings to your MBA application an international, military background and experience as a management consultant and UCLA Admission Ambassador as well as an MBA admissions consultant. 

Get in touch with Chen Chadash.
Rebecca Lippman

Student Affairs Advisor and scholarship expert with six years experience reviewing and editing large grant applications, research-based proposals, statements of purpose, personal statements and fellowship materials.

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Dr. Christie St-John

Over 25 years of experience as MBA admissions director, career coach and Chief Military Recruiter at Vanderbilt University and Tuck School of Business, consultant at Université de Nice, and adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt, Dr. St-John has a deep knowledge of MBA and graduate admissions.

Get in touch with Dr. Christie St-John.
Brigitte Suhr

Brigitte Suhr is a University of Virginia Law grad. Brigitte spent 15 years traversing the globe in an international human rights law career before starting a consulting business that included evaluating more than 2,500 applications for UVA Law. She knows what law schools want and don't want in applicants.

Get in touch with Brigitte Suhr.
Esmeralda Cardenal

Former Associate Director of Admissions at Yale SOM, Director of MBA Admissions at MSU Broad, and consultant at Cardiff Business School in the UK. Since 2014 has guided Accepted clients to acceptance in various graduate programs including MBA and masters in finance, business analytics, data science, sustainability, and public policy.

Get in touch with Esmeralda Cardenal.
Dr. Herman 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.

Get in touch with Dr. Herman Gordon.
Cydney Foote

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.

Get in touch with Cydney Foote.
Natalie Grinblatt Epstein

Former Admissions Dean/Director at 3 top business schools with hundreds of admitted clients. Understands exactly what admissions directors are seeking.

Get in touch with Natalie Grinblatt Epstein.
Alicia McNease Nimonkar

Worked for 5 years as Student Advisor & Director at UC Davis School of Medicine's postbac program where she both evaluated applications and advised students applying successfully to med school and related programs. Has served Accepted's clients since 2012 with roughly 90% success rate. Recently earned MA in Composition and Rhetoric as well as Literature.

Get in touch with Alicia McNease Nimonkar.
Christine Carr

Harvard graduate with over 15 years of admissions experience, including nine years as Associate Director of Admissions at Boston University School of Law.

Get in touch with Christine Carr.

A Note from Our Founder

"What do I love about admissions consulting?

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!"

See Linda's full profile here.

Client Feedback

It was a very competitive year. Each school got about 300 more applications.... Also, you were amazing to work with. We got 4 essays done on a holiday week! Thank you so much for your assistance and patience. I really couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so much. -- Accepted to 2 PsyD programs.

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