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Meet Accepted's College Admissions Team

More than 50 years combined of direct admissions committee experience plus the passion and dedication necessary to get YOU accepted!

Marie Todd

Marie Todd

More than 30 years' experience in higher education and consulting, including five seasons as a University of Michigan application review specialist

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Natalie Grinblatt

Nearly two decades of admissions experience as former admissions dean/director at Michigan Ross, Cornell Johnson, and ASU Carey

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Madison Searle

Madison Searle

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

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Alice Diamond

Alice Diamond

35 years of experience in career and admissions advising for undergraduate and graduate students

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Michelle Stockman

Michelle Stockman

Former staff member with the Columbia Business School admissions office, and broadcast journalist with 15 years experience coaching candidates

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Our college admissions consultants have helped thousands of college applicants get accepted for the past 30 years. As professional admissions consultants with more than 50 years combined of direct admissions committee experience, our team knows the application process inside and out.

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, program directors, and career coaches who have helped applicants get into more than 125 colleges around the world, including Harvard, Yale, NYU, Cornell, Brown, and Johns Hopkins.

Click here to view a complete list of all the undergraduate programs our clients have been accepted to.


Things to Consider When Choosing a College Admissions Consultant

Why You Should Consider Working with an Admissions Consultant

All the resources above (plus the many more available throughout our site) will help you improve your college application. But no amount of free advice or general information will provide you with the individual, personalized assistance and support you get when you partner with one of our experts for college admissions consulting.

Applying to college can be very stressful, especially if you don’t have the highest test scores or the most impressive extracurriculars. When you work with an Accepted consultant, though, we use our expertise to draw out and display the real value you can offer to your dream college. 

We have more than 25 years of experience in college admissions consulting and have helped students just like you gain acceptance to the world’s top universities. We know what the admissions committees want to see, and we can help you position yourself in a unique, compelling manner. Where you go to college can affect the rest of your life; don’t leave it up to chance!

What You Should Look For In a College Admissions Consultant

The​ ​categories​ ​below​ ​will​ ​guide​ ​you​ ​in​ asking the relevant questions ​to consultants you are considering.  

  • Consultant’s​ ​Experience
    Absolutely​ ​ask​ ​about​ ​their ​experience​ ​with​ ​your​ ​programs​ ​of​ ​interest and your demographic group.​ ​At the same time, ​understand​ ​that​ ​a​ ​really​ ​good​ ​consultant​ ​is​ ​always​ ​discovering ​new​ ​programs,​ ​learning about significant changes in existing programs,​ ​and​ ​about new​ ​types​ ​of​ ​applicants competing for seats in the class. A consultant at the top of their game will be current with all the trends, and will know how to help you present yourself as a fully realized individual--beyond ​the​ ​stats​ ​and​ ​the​ ​stereotypes. They will guide you toward presenting yourself distinctly, with a compelling story and valuable qualifications. ​
  • The​ ​Process
    Before​ ​you​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​consultants,​ ​consider​ ​what​ ​services​ ​you​ need.​ It is possible that after reviewing your basic profile, a consultant will suggest that you broaden or edit your list of target schools so you will have a better chance of acceptance. It is also possible that after reviewing your essay drafts, they will recommend a fresh and more effective angle.

    Still, even before beginning your work together, ​ask​ ​the​ ​consultant​ ​how​ the services you are considering ​will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​practical​ ​terms. Ask about turnaround times for edits, how long you should allow for each application and ​who​ ​exactly​ ​you’ll​ ​be​ ​working​ ​with.​ ​This will give you a realistic framework for what’s involved in the work ahead.

    Ask if you’re talking to a salesperson or to the consultant whom you will be working with. (You want to speak to the consultant.)
  • Service​ ​Differentiation
    Ask​ ​what​ ​the​ ​consultant​ ​considers​ ​special​ ​and​ ​uniquely​ ​valuable​ ​about​ ​their​ ​service​ ​and​ ​expertise​ ​–​ ​you should​ ​get a clear understanding of what makes their service different.  Look for testimonials on the website, especially those that are recent, and whenever possible, from applicants who were accepted to your target schools.
  • Accessibility
    Ask​ ​about​ ​the​ ​consultant’s​ ​accessibility​ ​by​ ​email,​ ​phone/Zoom ​– are they​ ​available​ ​on​ ​weekends,​ ​evenings? 
  • Candor
    Are you prepared to benefit from ​the​ ​consultant’s​ ​full​ ​expertise?​ ​If​ ​so,​ ​ask her, if​ ​you​ ​target​ ​a​ ​program​ she considers​ ​an​ ​unreasonably​ ​high​ ​reach​ ​or​ ​draft​ ​an​ ​essay​ she ​​ ​considers​ ​off-target,​ ​will she ​tell you​ ​frankly?

  • Prices
    Most​ ​consultants’​ ​prices​ ​are​ ​listed​ ​on​ ​their​ ​websites,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​services​ ​are​ ​often​ ​multifaceted or complex,​ ​so​ make sure you understand exactly what services you are getting. ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​understand​ ​if​ ​fees​ ​are​ ​time- ​based​ ​($X​ ​per​ ​hour)​ ​or​ ​flat​ ​rate​ ​($Y​ ​for​ ​a defined​ ​basket​ ​of​ ​services).
How Can Accepted Admissions Consultants Help With Your College Application?

Our college admissions consulting professionals are not just experts in their respective fields—they’re profoundly talented professionals with a passion for helping others achieve their dreams. They have extensive experience navigating the application process, and their knowledge is your gain. 

When you work with an Accepted consultant, you get more than just some generalized, faceless application review. You’ll be partnered with a seasoned pro who is carefully chosen to work best with you based on your needs. They’ll walk you through the process from start to finish and be your guide, support, and advocate the whole way. 

Getting accepted into a top college takes more than good grades or an impressive list of extracurriculars. Competition for spots in these elite schools is fierce, and it’s going to take smart, strategic work to earn a spot. From school selection to essays and letters of recommendation, our consultants are prepared to help you make the right moves at the right time. 

And if you’re coming to us after having already been waitlisted or rejected, we’ve got your back. We’re here to help you move past that setback and take the first steps down the road to the future you deserve with top-notch college admissions consulting services tailored to your unique needs.

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