Accepted.com Admissions Consulting Reviews
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Accepted.com has been guiding and advising college and graduate school applicants since 1994. Thousands of satisfied clients have benefited from working with Accepted's unparalleled and accomplished editors. Based in Southern California, with editors in North America, Europe, and Asia, our international team can assist you, no matter where you are or where you want to go.
Highly Recommend Accepted.com
February 14 | 2014
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 1 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

I worked with Natalie from Accepted.com and had an incredible experience. I highly recommend working with her!

I had free consultations, basically interviews, with 8 different firms. Each lasted 45-60 minutes, but the content varied greatly from conversations regarding a firm or consultant's general approach, to outlining a list of schools and an application strategy, and everything between. Some of the firms will match you with your actual consultant before the initial conversation, while others will tell you that you need to be evaluated before you are matched (or, in some cases, given a few consultant options to choose from).

In my case, I spoke with Natalie directly. Accepted was the last firm that I spoke with, and had pretty much already made up my mind on another consultant, until I spoke with her, and immediately knew that she was the one. Not only did our personalities mesh well, but she demonstrated an incredibly intimate knowledge of the admissions process and the interworkings of adcoms at top-tier schools.

I purchased a 6-school comprehensive package, and hit the ground running. The value that I received from Natalie went far beyond simply editing my essays; we worked on finalizing my school list, updating my resume, crafting my story/brand, each individual school's specific essays, mocked my video essays, mocked my interviews, etc, etc etc. She assisted and provided valuable insight into every single step of the process. In addition, her knowledge of the process saved me an enormous amount of time that would have otherwise been spent researching specific questions that Natalie could simply answer off of the top of her head.

Of course, results are the most important factor, and I have been thrilled with the outcome of my applications thus far. I have several top programs to choose from for R1, and still have two R2 application decisions to look forward to!

Overall, incredible experience, and worth every penny. I doubt I would be in the incredible situation that I am in without the help of Natalie and Accepted!

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
     By ayl852 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Accepted.com MBA Essay Editing
Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

I absolutely loved working with Jennifer Bloom! Jennifer has a wealth of experience and it shows in her high-quality edits, quick turnarounds, and helpful advice. Her 15+ years of admissions consulting experience and passion for writing are really what sets her apart from those who may have graduated from H/S/W, but don't have much experience in admissions consulting and an interest in writing. I appreciated her honesty, support and warmth as I put my materials together. Highly-encourage those seeking a strong,​ ​value-added partnership to work with Jennifer​ ​at Accepted.​ ​It was a great decision on my part, and I have her to thank as I begin the next journey in my life at​ ​Wharton.

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     By TPayne06 0 0
This review is for: Accepted.com MBA Essay Editing
Consultant: Jennifer Weld

The service provided by Jen Weld and Robbie Walker at Accepted.com was exceptional. At first, I didn't know if I really needed help with editing my essays, since I had already been accepted into a top 5 master's program for international relations. However, business school applications are a completely different animal. Jen really helped me focus on how best to leverage my past experience to make me a viable candidate on paper. She was extremely honest in her feedback. Jen helped me draft and focus my essays to highlight my strengths and address my weaknesses in such a way that they would not make me seem less viable as a candidate. Robbie Walker also assisted me, and I appreciated her candor and making me complete multiple drafts of the same essay, when I would have taken the easy way out. Again, I wanted to write this review and say that I truly appreciate all of the assistance that both Jen and Robbie were able to provide me. I believe it was critical in getting accepted to a quality program that was the right fit for me. Also, I was accepted into a top 10 program and received a generous scholarship. I paid per service (hour) and never felt like my time was wasted. The advice and revisions were succinct and timely.

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     By dowidowicz 2 0

I was hesitant about actually hiring someone to help me with my application to MIT/Sloan because I felt that I had a strong application to begin with. That said, I was only applying to one school so I wanted it to be a slam dunk. The essays proved to be challenging in that you have to distill your story into 500 words or less while remaining compelling enough to get an interview. In the end, Cindy T. was EXCEPTIONAL at helping me hone my message and ensure that I delivered a cohesive message. Once I was invited to interview she spent time with me going over things they might ask and it really made me feel very confident. There was really only one metric of success - and I'm extremely happy to report that I was accepted last week. In that regard it was WELL WORTH the money ! The other aspect of this is that working with a professional like Cindy really helped me put things into perspective while working a very busy job.

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     By cjc1989 1 0
Consultant: Natalie Epstein

I thoroughly recommend using Accepted.com's MBA Interview Coaching service if you are uneasy heading into MBA interviews. I had applied to 5 top MBA programs (UVA, NYU, UCLA, Columbia, UMich) on my own and thought I'd be able to weather the storm that is the admissions process on my own. After I received an interview invite from Darden, I knew I needed help mastering my story and making sure I knocked the interview out of the park. This is when I decided to reach out to a few consulting services and ultimately decided on Accepted.com. I worked with Natalie Epstein and her breadth of knowledge from working as an AdComm member at numerous top ranked programs put my nerves at ease. Further, she has years of experience on the consulting side of the business which gives her another advantage as she has seen/heard many MBA hopefuls stories and knows what works and what doesn't from this experience.

In working with Natalie, I really felt personalized service and was extremely prepared heading into my interview. We spent time chatting about my background before we did a few mock interviews and after all our work I was supremely confident the day of my interview. If you're someone who is feeling a little unsure about your "story" heading into an interview then I would HIGHLY recommend you use Accepted.com's MBA Interview Coaching service.

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     By divs173 11 1
This review is for: Accepted.com MBA Essay Editing

I worked with Michelle Stockman for almost 4 months, and I couldn't be happier with the assistance and support I received.

I initially had a free consultation call with Michelle, during which time we discussed schools, my profile, and the process of the application. Following this, I got started with my essays and boy, was I glad I signed up with Accepted! Michelle added great value to my essays in terms of providing suggestions to improvise, and polishing my essay drafts. She helped me identify valuable points about my profile that I didn't realize initially, and incorporated them to strengthen my essay pitch. Michelle also was very quick to respond to my drafts and emails, and was very honest in her feedback, which I also appreciated.

Overall, I would definitely recommend signing up with Accepted!

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     By AlwaysABridesmaid 5 15

At first, when I received interview invitations from my top two schools, I was ecstatic. Then I panicked. I realized that I hadn't interviewed in nearly 3 years (been in the same job) and that I didn't know what to expect from the MBA interview. While I could read about how to write a good essay or ace the GMAT, I thought that practice was going to be key for the interview. I researched several different mock interview services and ultimately landed on Accepted based on reviews and perceived value.

I was not disappointed! I worked with Esmeralda (a former admissions director at a top program) and had a 1 hour mock interview where we spent about 30-40 minutes working through questions and 20 minutes going through feedback and highlighting pitfalls to avoid. She knew my background (I was a re-applicant and she had reviewed both applications thoroughly) and asked many questions that I ended up getting in the actual interview. She made things very easy- she asked tough questions but in much the same manner as the actual admissions officer that I interviewed with asked them. She was knowledgeable about the school and knew which parts of my application the school would want to pick on and dive into. She prepped me for several questions I actually got and I was able to give fantastic answers on interview day because she had asked me the questions, forced me to think about them and then given me feedback on where I could shore up my answers.

Overall, the service from Accepted was well-worth the cost and instrumental in getting me accepted to my top choice school! Thank you very much to Esmeralda and Linda and the entire Accepted.com team for such a wonderful experience!

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Accepted to MIT Sloan!
February 04 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 2 0
Consultant: Judy Gruen

First off, applying for MBA programs is a very emotional process. It takes a lot of time and effort to make sure your application is well rounded and perfect before submitting it. And you need to customize every detail for each school! Accepted.com really helped me to make sure my applications were as strong as possible. I actually worked with two consultants - Judy Gruen helped me with the initial applications, then Jen Weld stepped in to help me with interview prep and to complete the require interview essays (yes, more essays). They both were very balanced in their approach to helping me make sure my essay content met the intent of the question and meet the word limit (it's really tough to get your point across with such a limited number of words). Judy used a lot of tough love to help me fine tune my essays - something I can now appreciate as a future student of MIT Sloan. I definitely recommend Accepted because the application is truly YOURS, they just give input into the process to make it the best it can be.

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     By Anonymous 0 0

Before talking with Accepted I talked with a couple of advisors. The feeling with those was ok, something standard, but then I talked with Esmeralda and I knew I got to work with them. She seemed so motivated, so willing to work that there was no doubt. And it was the right decision! We prepare 2 applications, and she was always on top of everything, she always returned my drafts after a couple of days full of value added markup. She also took her time to review the full application, and improve parts I didn't notice needed to be improved.

Her work has been decisive for me to get accepted for next year.

Accepted was the right choice, and I fully recommend working with them!

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
This review is for: Accepted.com MBA Essay Editing
Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

I've used accepted.com's services two years in a row. After a disappointing series of results in my first attempt of applying to schools, I decided to reapply and use editing services by accepted.com - and I'm glad I did. I'm headed to HBS next week!

Throughout the journey, I received excellent guidance and edits on my application material - not just the essays but even the fine details on the application form. No question was too small / stupid.

The consultant (Jennifer Bloom) was very experienced and always responded speedily and with some great insights / edits.

Later in the process, after I received my interview invites - the coaching and mock interviews were also extremely helpful. The feedback was delivered with a "say-it-like-it-is" attitude without sugarcoating the details; this helped me actually do better in the interviews and not just be made to feel good.

Outside the core service, I was also very impressed with how "customer-centric" the other members of the team were - customer feedback, billing, and even Linda herself!

I emphatically recommend accepted.com's services to everyone who is applying to MBA programs.

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