Accepted is THE premiere professional admissions consulting firm, helping applicants get accepted to colleges, graduate schools, business schools, law schools, and medical schools, as well as other healthcare programs, for the past 30 years.
We have guided thousands of candidates through the entire application process to gain acceptance at the world’s top programs.
When you choose Accepted, you’ll have a passionate and invested admissions consultant dedicated to helping you specifically, in addition to the support of a team of uncommonly talented professionals, including former admissions directors, published authors, PhDs, journalists, professors, and career coaches.
Here are just a few reasons you should choose Accepted to help you navigate the admissions process:
Your designated Accepted admissions consultant is focused on learning about you and your candidacy and helping you present yourself in the best way possible to the admissions committee. They truly commit themselves to getting to know you and your story and being your partner through every stage of the application process.
Although you work one-on-one with a consultant dedicated specifically to you and your candidacy, you benefit from having the backing of our entire team of admissions experts. We consistently lean on and learn from each other to ensure we are best serving you.
With consultants around the world, you never have to worry about time zone discrepancies or being able to reach your consultant. This global reach also contributes to our wealth of international experience, so if you are targeting an overseas program, we’re positioned to get you there.
Founded in 1997, Accepted boasts a team of professional admissions consultants who collectively bring hundreds of years of direct admissions committee experience to your application. We are truly passionate and dedicated admissions specialists. With more insider knowledge than any other firm, we KNOW the application process inside and out and can guide you every step of the way. Our job is to walk you through and simplify the often overwhelming admissions process, and we take that job seriously.
We offer both flat-rate and hourly options to fit every applicant’s needs and budget. We’ll listen to your goals and suggest a package that we think makes the most sense for you, but you can be reassured that we’ll never pressure you to purchase more than you feel comfortable with or need. We list all our prices clearly on our website, and what you see is what you get. Every client pays the same amount for the same service because we believe in treating all applicants equally and feel that our pricing is fair. You are paying for the in-depth knowledge and expertise of professional admissions consultants and higher education insiders, and this is an investment in your future.
Over the years, we have honed in on what works in the admissions process and what doesn’t, which allows us to personalize each client’s application strategy to best fit their strengths, story, and goals. Every applicant is unique, so no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all template will work to help you get accepted. Identifying what you have to offer and highlighting that effectively is where we excel.
Our website is bursting with valuable free information on every aspect and stage of the admissions process. Resume guides, sample essays, our weekly podcast, daily blog posts – we aim to provide you with everything you need to know about successfully applying to the program of your choice. Keeping all this content up-to-date shows we really “talk the talk.” Rather than keeping our knowledge to ourselves, we want to share it with you – free of charge! Start with a free consultation to get some of your initial questions answered and get a feel for our firm. You’ll speak directly with an Accepted admissions professional, who will offer complimentary advice focused specifically on YOUR profile and YOUR goals.
Emeritus professor of biology, former health professions advisor, and former director of three post-bac programs at San Francisco State University
Former admissions committee member at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and curriculum development team member at the UW School of Dentistry
Tenured faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he was also the admissions committee chair and a neuroscience graduate admissions committee member
23 years of experience as executive director of admissions at CMU Tepper and assistant dean of admissions at Georgetown McDonough and Pittsburgh Katz
Read more than 5,000 applications and advised students as former director for three undergraduate honors programs at the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin
Director of medical humanities at a liberal arts college in New York and a tenured English professor, specializing in the personal essay, for more than 20 years
Former staff member with the Columbia Business School admissions office, and broadcast journalist with 15 years experience coaching candidates
Former assistant dean of student affairs at the William Beaumont School of Medicine and former director of pre-health advisement and the Postbac Certificate Program at Sacred Heart
Accepted hires only experienced writers and consultants. Just as you wouldn't hire an art student or art critic over a portrait painter to paint your portrait, we will not hire grad students or even former adcom members- unless they first meet the professional writing standards that disqualify more than 90% of applicants for our consulting positions. We're so proud of our staff that we publish the bios for each of our consultants so that you can know your consultant's background and qualifications before you start work.
At Accepted, we know that cookie-cutter applications don't work. We combine our extensive understanding of the application process with what you know best - your own story - to help you produce a truly unique application that shows you in the best possible light.
Our website is a valuable resource for all applicants and a demonstration of our insight into the admissions process. We don't merely make claims about our familiarity with admissions. We prove it with every article, tip, admissions guide, newsletter, and webinar.
Accepted's consultants are knowledgeable in a variety of top programs - not just one or two. Before they work with Accepted they must be skilled editors and admissions pros. To further develop their skills, each new consultant undergoes rigorous training. Our founder, Linda Abraham, personally guides each new consultant to ensure that each one maintains Accepted's high standards and benefits from her vast experience. The experience consultants bring to Accepted plus the training they receive here mean that you benefit from wide-ranging expertise and an exceptional professional perspective into the entire admissions process.
You don't rest on your laurels, and we don't either. Accepted has a rigorous peer review program so that drafts are reviewed by another consultant on the team. The purpose of our peer review program is to:
Benefit from additional expert opinions. All at no additional cost to you.
At Accepted, you'll work with one consultant who mentors you as you develop a winning strategy and craft your best essays. You won't be shunted around among staff members, and the person who advises you on content and strategy will also edit your essays so he or she will be thoroughly familiar with your goals and approach. Your consultant will be your chief critic, coach, fan, editor and reviewer.
We guarantee that we will return every draft within two business days, and we are usually faster. Our consultants even schedule weekend and evening appointments to make the process as convenient as possible. In those rare cases when a consultant has to stop work, another qualified consultant is always available to step in.