We bet you're thinking, "Well they sound good, but what do their clients say?" Do Accepted's consultants really improve client essays and boost their chances of acceptance?

See what our clients say here! They're not shy about sharing their feedback, and neither are we!
Barry Rothman View Barry Rothman's Bio

Barry and I get along really well and I felt comfortable talking to him; his feedback felt personalized and very relevant to my [PhD] applications. Barry provided blunt, helpful criticism that helped me dramatically improve my essays. He was honest, but I never felt like he was unnecessarily critical or negative.  

I thought the service was wonderful; I have a very restrictive schedule, and I am grateful that Accepted and Barry both accommodated my scheduling needs.  

I definitely would [recommend Accepted to friends and colleagues]! And I am SO grateful that the prices are reasonable. Your price-points are pretty much exactly what I would expect to pay for these services. 

Hi Keith,

I wanted to update you on my acceptances! So far, I've been accepted to Johnson (with a 50K Forte scholarship) and Foster (with $10K merit scholarship). Thanks for your help.

Hope you have been well.  Due in no small part to your guidance, I have been accepted to both Anderson and Marshall.  A heartfelt thank you for helping me achieve my goal.

Dr. Sheryl Neuman View Dr. Sheryl Neuman's Bio

Dr. Neuman! This is absolutely impressive. I am overly amazed. I cannot be happier today!!!! The tone of my text sounds personal, professional, consequential and so true. Your work is spectacular. Thank you so much in adding that excitement that I felt but could not convey in my text.  Now I realize that there is nothing better that having the perspective and skill of a physician added to your work. I say this because I had paid another editing service help me shorten and correct my personal statement. I do not complain much about their work but my text became a bit raw and blunt. I am not that straight forward person and was not 100% sure how good was too sound a bit more romantic. You could read what I wanted and I am so thankful for your great work! 

Thank you again and I do wish an amazing thanksgiving week Dr. Neuman. Thank you!!!!

Philippe Barr View Philippe Barr's Bio

I wanted to offer some thoughts on working with Philippe Barr through the whole process. In summary, Philippe helped me with 3/4 of my essays and a quick resume scan. I applied to Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and MIT Sloan, and was accepted to three, waitlisted at Stanford. 

I'd highly recommend Philippe across the board. Stylistically, he was exactly what I was looking for. In email communication and when I had a few follow up questions, he was very kind and personable. But, as I had hoped, his markups of my essays were not "sugar-coated" at all - he provided very direct and honest feedback. For some, this may be uncomfortable, but for me it was exactly what I needed - it helped me trust his comments and really reassess my approach when I needed to. His approach is exactly as mine would be - start with high level themes and then refine specifics/details once the structure feels good. Much more efficient. 

Furthermore, in a more nuanced way, Philippe was very low-ego. Often, editors can be very stiff and inflexible - when they give a recommendation they expect it to be taken, and in subsequent versions may have difficulty accepting a rejection of their comment. I never had this problem with Philippe - when I disagreed with his comments, we discussed why, and then moved on to the broader themes of the essay. So, I felt respected as a partner and we always were very efficient. 

Lastly, turnaround and response time was incredible.  

Michelle Stockman View Michelle Stockman's Bio

Michelle really helped me to get my application to the right level, so I'm glad I got in touch with Accepted.

-- Accepted to Stanford GSB