Ensure that you're putting your best foot forward applying to grad school

Unlimited support


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Unlimited support on all topics covered in the Comprehensive plan – as well as access to AcceptU’s most senior and experienced counselors. Includes unlimited support on all aspects of the process. Only available to those clients applying in the upcoming admissions cycle.

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Full support on all aspects of the admissions process, including pre-application planning, admissions story/strategy, outreach to professors, school list, personal statement prep, strategy and editing, résumé review, recommendation letter writer strategy, interview preparation and final application review. Includes up to 20 hours of phone/video counseling, email support and/or essay editing.

Best for specialized support


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For more specialized support in the admissions process on any topic(s) covered in the Comprehensive plan – or those looking to start with a smaller plan commitment. Includes up to 5 hours of phone/video counseling, email support and/or essay editing.

How it Works

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Getting Started

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.

Step 3


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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5


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.

Your Counselor

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.

Kristen worked in graduate engineering admissions at Stanford University.
Melissa has graduate admissions experience at Princeton University.
Leah has graduate admissions at Harvard University School of Engineering.
Laura previously worked in graduate admissions at Columbia Business School.

Success Stories

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 their stories.


I started working with AcceptU when I was a junior in college. I knew that I wanted a graduate degree but I wasn’t sure in which field. I was an economics major and thought I might be interested in an MBA or perhaps financial engineering or finance.

My AcceptU counselor advised me on what graduate degree made the most sense as well as what courses, activities and summer opportunities to pursue in order to best prepare myself.

I decided not to pursue the MBA (since the job market was tight) and instead focused on an MS in Finance. I took advanced math courses as well as studied for the GRE and identified professors who could write me strong letters of recommendation. My AcceptU counselor was great at helping me identify the best programs that fit my GPA, GRE score, and other interests. She also helped me organize my résumé and – most importantly – gave me critical advice and feedback on my personal statement.

I was admitted to several programs and ultimately enrolled at Berkeley for the Master of Financial Engineering Program.


I had three years of work experience and decided that I needed a master’s degree to advance my career. I was working at a nonprofit as a program assistant director and sought a master of public affairs (MPA). Because I was no longer in college, I did not have Career Services or other resources for advice on applying to graduate school.

AcceptU understood that I was focused on my area of study and had a good sense of the schools that I would apply to. I needed help on the essays and worked closely with my AcceptU counselor on appropriate topics and editing. My counselor pushed me to look at why I wanted the MPA. She asked me to consider what I wanted to pursue after I obtained an MPA and helped me articulate both my short-term and long-term goals in nonprofit management. I was not only admitted to my top two choices – NYU Wagner and Columbia SIPA – but also received a partial scholarship!

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.

Contact us with additional questions