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You have questions about admissions: Where should you apply? What are your chances at top schools? How can you make the most of your achievements, distinctive background? How can you overcome negatives in your profile? How can you distinguish yourself from the competition? You want answers, but you don’t want editing. 

No problem. For those of you who just want mentoring and consulting, Accepted’s consulting services offer the following advantages:
  • Flexibility.
  • One-on-one service from a seasoned admissions professional.
  • You pay for what you need.
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     By Anonymous 10 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

I worked with Stratus Prep in Round 1 and had abysmal response on my applications. For Round 2, I contacted Accepted.com and they paired me with Jennifer.

I bought the hourly package and got a lot more than what I paid for. From the first minute, Jennifer's strategic approach was evident to me. She helped me craft my story in a way I wasn't able to earlier. She kept pushing me hard till I was able to write a perfect essay, while all the time reminding me to stay honest and ethical about it. One would assume that a consultant would give up after a couple of iterations if the client is not listening, but Jennifer did not. I thank her for the same!

Her understanding of what each school wants is terrific and she does a wonderful job of nudging the essays in that direction. In fact, later, she helped me with interview prep, post-interview notes and wait list strategy. I worked on 3 schools with her - MIT / Booth / Tuck and was interviewed by all of them. I finally got accepted at Tuck.

Jennifer is especially good to work with if you are looking at budget options. She is very efficient and I used less than 15 hours with her (and that was because I wasn't as efficient) for school selection / 1 ding report / essay service for 3 schools / 2 mock interviews / 2 post interview reports and wait list strategy.

I haven't worked with other Accepted consultants, but I have also often benefited from Linda's webinars and blogs.

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     By Anonymous 0 0

I worked with Natalie from Accepted.com and I highly recommend her!

As an international student, I did not know much about the American MBA admission process when I started applying. Natalie improved my application significantly by providing very honest and efficient feedback on my essays. She helped me focusing on the relevant aspects and developing a good structure for the essay. In addition, she did an interview training session with me which was just great!

Overall , I got interviews at all 5 top-ranked business schools I applied for and I will start HBS this coming fall.

I could not have done it without her!

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Dan Richards
May 02 | 2017
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     By harrisonjobe 2 0

I worked with Dan, beginning with an exploratory conversation in May 2016. I was concerned that because of my undergraduate GPA, business school was absolutely off limits, but Dan explained to me the holistic approach top business schools take in admissions decisions and we got to work!

Dan was very hands-on, and was an excellent sounding board throughout the whole process. There were several hiccups during my application process (due to internal politics at work and GMAT concerns) but Dan was always helpful in offering some perspective on the situation at hand.

Dan helped me narrow down my list of schools and encouraged creativity in my application, which I think really made my candidacy stand out. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone thinking about applying to business school and would be happy to talk offline about my experience with Dan and MBA Mission in general.

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2 years journey with Jennifer
January 18 | 2017
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     By WM17 0 5
Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

What a process this has been! I am a reapplicant who came very close the first time and got accepted to 2/3 (top 5 business schools) in my second attempt (with scholarship money from each).

The journey would not have been successful nor would have been the same without Jennifer and Accepted by my side. Being from a non-traditional background, I had little clue about admissions consulting. The reviews online provided too many options. I was referred to her unambiguously by a friend who had made it to Stanford. I took a leap of faith and have had no regrets since.

Jennifer has years of successful experience with many MBA applicants but still remains down to earth and easily accessible. From her experience, she has deep knowledge and insights into what is required for all top B schools. She is brutally honest upfront, a very important skill to have as an admissions consultant. Throughout she was like a mirror to which I can always turn to for honest feedback.

Her biggest strength is her editing skills. She can do magic with words, but is a perfectionist at the same time- a rare combination to have. Word limits and precision of speech are no longer obstacles if you are working with her!

Her other big asset is accessibility and a sense of calm in all situations. MBA application process is long and stressful. There are times when you naturally become obsessed over small details and/or need clarification about things that you may normally ignore. You need a partner, a confidante who can help you navigate these times while remaining patient and non judgmental. She keeps herself super organized, which helps her to achieve a high turnaround time even at peak times. There was never a time she refused to edit a last minute essay change or a last minute email to adcom/interviewer. I cannot think of a more calm and professional person. She genuinely cared for my success throughout this long journey and she demonstrated this by her tremendous work ethic and not by flowery language.

I believe that Accepted.com and Linda support and encourage this work ethic. Through my reapplication I worked briefly with other companies. But no other company comes close to Accepted when it comes to being driven by client success and genuine long -term relationship building, and not primarily by money or profits. The amount of editing/admissions consulting that Jennifer can deliver in 1 hour is just unbelievable!! Give it a shot

I have learnt a lot in this exciting 2 year journey which fortunately led to a positive result at the end. More than the result, the journey itself has made me a better person. I am proud and happy that I had Jennifer to guide me all along this difficult path.

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     By Jonnyc343 0 0

Michelle helped me with both my application and interview prep. It was obvious to me from the start that Michelle is a real expert in this area. She has tremendous experience and knows exactly what it takes to get into business school.
Michelle is extremely efficient and gets an impressive amount done in a given time frame and so whilst admissions consulting is not a cheap commitment I still felt like I was getting full value for money. I previously worked with another well known MBA consulting company and was left extremely disappointed by their lack of professionalism. What impressed me most was the experience and proven track record of each of the consultants in Accepted. I got admitted to Columbia and I couldn't have done it without Michelle. I highly recommend Michelle!

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Success Against All Odds
July 18 | 2016
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     By mlevit89 12 0

I worked with Natalie from accepted. I had a very weak GPA, 2.48, but a good GMAT, 720. With Natalie's help, I applied to the McCombs Evening MBA program and I was accepted! She helped me through the entire process: fixing my GPA, what I should do during my school visit, the essays, and of course the interview process. She is very understanding and incredibly helpful. She has an immense amount of admissions process knowledge and knew how to apply to my candidacy. To anyone who wants to have the best shot at getting into his or her dream school, work with Natalie; she is the best!

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June 21 | 2016
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     By Jmnjd 6 5

I worked with the consultant Esmeralda Cardenal from the Accepted.com on my application.

I must say that firstly I was somewhat reluctant with this type of service as it is too expensive, but afterwards, I felt it was a great help.

The consultant helps you not only to clarify your own ideas avoiding redundancy but also to follow the right strategy for each school.

Your thoughts will be leverage granting your acceptance to your dream school. In the end, the solution was always with you.

I definitely recommend the work of Esmeralda Cardenal from Accepted.com. I hope you also enjoy!

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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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Accepted to MIT Sloan!
February 04 | 2016
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     By Anonymous 2 5
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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