Ensure that you're putting your best foot forward applying to grad school
How it Works
Consultation & Match
Schedule an initial consultation
All prospective clients are invited to schedule a complimentary 30-minute phone or video consultation. The goal of this conversation is two-fold: to provide you with advice on what you can be working on now – and for us to learn more about you, to better match you with your AcceptU counselor.
Figure out a plan of action
After selecting your counseling plan, your AcceptU counselor will schedule an introductory session and discuss a plan of action tailored to your needs, where you are in the admissions process and those areas where AcceptU can have the greatest impact.
Discuss pre-application planning
Your AcceptU counselor will advise you on degree programs, standardized test strategy, communicating with professors and research opportunities. Your counselor will help you develop a balanced university list, formulate an application strategy and best position your applications.
Essay and Application
Write essays & complete application materials
Your AcceptU counselor will ensure that your personal statement is polished. Your counselor will also assist you with the other pieces of the application, including selecting recommendation letter writers, editing and aligning your résumé and, optionally, discussing funding.
Submit and get accepted
Your AcceptU counselor will complete a final application review and, optionally, prepare you for interviews. Then, once the decisions are released, your counselor will help guide you to the best option for you, considering factors like funding, time to degree, and fit.
All AcceptU counselors are former admissions officers from top graduate schools
You will be matched with a counselor based on your schools of interest, academic focus, personality as well as counselor availability. We have nearly 60 counselors on our team, allowing us to find just the right fit for our students. Below, meet just a few.
AcceptU counselors have helped clients get accepted to dozens of graduate school programs, including all of the top 25 programs. Here are a few of our case studies.
Enrolled: Cornell University
Field of study: Statistics and data science/information systems
Undergraduate: Purdue University
GRE: 319 (Q: 170, V: 149)
Acceptances: Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University
Notes from counselor: I mainly helped Joanna assess whether programs would be a good fit for her – and I worked extensively with her on essay edits.
Enrolled: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Field of study: Finance
Undergraduate: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Acceptances: Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($15,000 scholarship), Johns Hopkins University, Duke University (MMS), Boston University (Mathematical Finance)
Notes from counselor: I focused on helping Sherry with her essay editing to emphasize her personality and show her strengths. I also helped prepare her for interviews.
Getting started is easy! You can sign up online or contact our office by phone
Once you have enrolled, we’ll ask you to complete our new client questionnaire and sign our client agreement. After this has been returned us, your assigned counselor will contact you within two business days to set up an introductory phone or video session.