We are the largest provider of virtual admissions planning

AcceptU’s team is comprised entirely of former admissions officers. Our innovative approach to admissions planning consistently delivers results: more than 90% of AcceptU clients are admitted to at least one of their top three choices – and the average admit rate for our clients is three times that of selective universities’ admit rates.

AcceptU experts provide 1-on-1 virtual support (by phone, video and email) on all aspects of the admissions process, from pre-application planning to the school list, application strategy, essay writing and interview support.

Leveraging years of prior admissions experience, AcceptU’s team empowers clients with the inside knowledge, actionable advice and support needed for a competitive advantage in the admissions process.

AcceptU has worked with thousands of applicants around the world, helping them get admitted to nearly all of the top high schools, colleges and graduate programs in the United States.

The company’s co-founders, Marc Zawel and Stephen Friedfeld, met in the admissions office at Cornell University and are internationally-recognized admissions experts.

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Why should you choose AcceptU?

Our experts

AcceptU experts are all former admissions officers who previously read application files at highly selective high schools, colleges and graduate programs.

Our flexibility

AcceptU’s team has a wide range of admissions and professional backgrounds, ensuring we can find a perfect “fit” and meet the needs of each of our unique students.

Our methodology

AcceptU’s approach to admissions planning was developed by former Ivy League admissions officers, refined with experience and consistently delivers results.

Our convenience

AcceptU delivers all of its support virtually (by phone, video and email) – a more effective and convenient approach for students in today’s connected world.


Founded and led by former admissions officers

AcceptU’s leadership team has a long history of admissions experience. Many of us have spent our entire careers in admissions and higher education and are deeply committed to student success.


More than 90% accepted to one of their top three choices

AcceptU has supported thousands of college and graduate school applicants around the world, helping them get admitted to 300+ high schools, colleges and universities, including all of the top 100 in various rankings.


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I have read more than 20,000 applications in my career as an Ivy League admissions officer, but when it was time for my daughter to apply to college, I turned to AcceptU. They are the best, no question.

WP Cambridge, MA

Your counselor provided great advice, especially with the essays! Both of my children wIll be attending their first-choice schools. He definitely made the admissions process easier!

KF Highland Park, IL

The AcceptU counselor was wonderful at focusing my son on writing meaningful essays.

AL Scarsdale, NY

My son’s AcceptU counselor was terrific throughout the entire process — she pushed him to dig deeper on his essays and she let him know when he was going down the wrong path.

LC Los Angeles, CA

Thank you again for your brilliant editing, your insightfulness, your responsiveness, your patience and your incredible kindness.

WB New York, NY

I will be attending Princeton for graduate school. I don’t think I could have done it without your guidance and help.

AH Beijing, China

You made sure his essays had his voice but at the same time helped organize his thoughts.

AG Bloomfield Hills, MI

University of Chicago! Thank you so much for all of your patience, understanding and help!

HK Princeton, NJ

I can’t imagine what this process would’ve been like without you. I cringe just thinking about it.

IC Santa Monica, CA

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Our team of experts have been featured in dozens of online and print articles in publications around the world, from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal. Here is just a sampling.