Optimize your chances of getting into a top-ranked business 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
Discuss a plan of action with your AcceptU counselor, who will make recommendations on career progression, extracurricular activity planning, standardized test strategy and school visits. Your AcceptU counselor will also provide a schedule to guide you through the application process.
Formulate a strategy
Take the next steps with the application process, including developing a balanced school list, demonstrating interest/visiting programs, formulating an application strategy and discussing how best to package and position the application for optimal differentiation.
Essay and Application
Write essays & complete application materials
Your AcceptU counselor will brainstorm topics with you to ensure that every essay is polished. Meanwhile, your counselor will assist you with selecting recommendation letter writers, editing and aligning your résumé and, optionally, discussing financial aid.
Submit and get accepted
Your AcceptU counselor will complete a final application review and prepare you for any interviews. Then, once the decisions are released, your counselor will help guide you to the best option for you, considering any scholarships as well as the best fit for your career goals.
All AcceptU counselors are former MBA admissions officers from top business schools
You will be matched with a counselor based on your schools of interest, career focus, personality and availability of our counselors. 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 business schools, including all of the top 25 programs. Here are a few of their stories.
Before applying to business school, I was working crazy hours and traveling every week for work as a consultant at a boutique firm in New York. But the job was draining and I realized that consulting wasn’t right for me. Returning to business school seemed to be the best option for a career changer like me and I began researching programs.
I knew I wanted to get out of New York and I knew I wanted to start a company or join a startup. I heard about AcceptU from a friend that had recently gone through the process. He told me his counselor had been super helpful — so I decided to give it a shot. Given my interests, I was matched with a former admissions officer from a top ten school. My counselor accommodated my busy schedule and talking by phone or Skype was really convenient, given my constant travel.
My counselor helped me find other programs that were well aligned with my interests. He also guided me in developing a strong application narrative, and we wove that in my essays, letters of recommendation and résumé. It paid off! I was admitted to three out of the four schools I applied to and will be starting at Haas (UC Berkeley) next fall.
AcceptU was crucial to my success as an MBA candidate. With a 710 GMAT and a 3.3 GPA from a good liberal arts college, I felt that I was a toss-up at many top 15 MBA programs. I spoke with several other MBA consultants before speaking with AcceptU. In my conversation, however, it was clear that AcceptU was taking a different approach to the admissions process.
My counselor’s help with my essays was exceptional but the two biggest differentiators were assistance in crafting my story and setting a rigorous and effective school visit and follow-up strategy. When we had our first conversation, my counselor had me walk him through my college accomplishments and career. He mostly listened, and, when it was over, highlighted areas that admissions officers would see as strengths and weaknesses. From there, we utilized my strengths to generate a sound story that I would use as an MBA applicant.
My counselor’s advice on visiting schools and reaching out to alumni was invaluable. Because of my counselor’s guidance on attending networking events and visiting schools, my essays had specific examples of why I was a good fit and I developed a relationship with at least one admissions officer at every school. I am confident that this positively illuminated my application when reviewed by the admissions committee.
If you are looking for a consultant who will just write your essays and create your story, AcceptU should not be your choice. If you are looking for a consultant that will give you real insight into the admissions process and help you best communicate your strengths and story to a school, then AcceptU is the right fit.
Thanks to AcceptU, I was accepted to both of my top choices.
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.