Let's Get Those College Applications DONE!

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Acceptance Academy

Danny Ruderman's

Acceptance Academy is a 3 day program where Danny teaches rising seniors how to create stand-out applications and pairs them 1-1 with his trained, certified coaches to write unique and authentic admissions essays.

Creating applications that get accepted into the top U.S. colleges requires focus, strategy, and an authentic voice that showcases a student's best qualities. Without guidance and a clear plan, the process can be scary and overwhelming. 

The Acceptance Academy can help students get their applications done early and save families months of stress & anxiety. Year-after-year, Danny and his team have helped students get into

just about every top college in America, and we would love to help you and your child. 

—NICHOLAS HUTCHISON, Student at Harvard University

Danny's Academy was amazing. I can't believe I got so much done, and everyone really helped me hone my essays, especially one I was struggling with about my brother. I am incredibly thankful because I got accepted to Harvard early action!

Who's the Academy for?

Families of high school rising seniors who want to get apps done and done well, including these steps:

Fill out the Common Application, the Coalition Application, and the University of California Application.

Send emails to admissions officers, asking questions in order to establish a dialogue.

Complete a full checklist of a student's college requirements, deadlines, and essay questions.

Write a standout Personal Statement that is required by almost all colleges.

Make the detailed Activity List/Resume using the format of the applications​.

Craft unique “Why do you want to attend our college?” essays, as well as many other commonly-required essays.

Learn how to do in-depth research into the colleges using the schools' own websites and materials.

Meet 1-1 with a coach throughout the Academy, including an additional 1-hour session after the workshop.

And much, much more that will help students show colleges who they truly are as individuals

Just a few of the top colleges attended by Danny's students:


Here's How It Works

The classes are taught LIVE, but they are also recorded, so students can watch them anytime during the day.

We have designed the entire week to be easy for students to complete without having to sit passively on the computer for too long and, unlike in other workshops, actually get the actual work done!


Module 1: 

Introduction & Completing
The Common Application
with Danny
+ 30-60 min to complete on own

Module 2: 

Brainstorming the Personal Statement

with Danny

+ 30-60 min to complete on own

Module 3: 

Writing the Personal Statement

with Danny

+ 1-2 hours to complete on own

1-1 Follow Up With a Coach:

Students will get to meet 1-1 with their coach for 30 min on this day or the next to help complete the work and provide guidance for next steps.


Module 4: 

Creating the Activities List  

with Danny

+ 30-60 min to complete on own

Module 5: 

Completing In-Depth Research
Into the Colleges 
with Danny
+ 1-2 hours to complete on own

Module 6: 

Writing the "Why Do You Want to Go to Our College Essay?" with Danny

+ 1-2 hours to complete on own

1-1 Follow Up With a Coach:

Students will get to meet 1-1 with their coach for 30 min on this day or the next to help complete the work and provide guidance for next steps.


Module 7: 

Writing the Other Common Supplemental Essays with Danny
*Varies based on a student's colleges

Module 8: 

Creating Communications to Contact the Admissions Representatives with Danny

+ 30-60 min to complete on own

Module 9: 

Editing and Putting It All Together

+ Steps to Submit with Danny

*Varies based on a student's colleges

1-1 Follow Up With a Coach:

Students will get to meet 1-1 with their coach for 1 hour on this day or the next couple of days to help complete the work and provide guidance for next steps.

Students are given Tuesday and Thursday to do independent work & schedule 1-1 sessions as necessary.


Over the last 10 years, the modules and 1-1 sessions have proven to help students get the applications and major essays completed. For those who want more 1-1 coaching, additional sessions are available.

Get Danny's Guidance and 1-1 help

The Academy consists of 2 alternating parts: Danny's online instruction and 1-1 individualized online coaching with Danny's Certified Application Coaches.

From the very beginning of the first day, students start doing actual work as Danny personally walks them through the first college application and then through essay brainstorming sessions. 

Each student is then given time to actually do the work over 2 days and meet 1-1  online with a personal coach to answer questions and be guided through each step. 

Danny has honed this process over the last 10 years to be THE most efficient & effective way to help students create successful applications with no stress!

Click here to see more Details and FAQs.

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See why celebrities, CEOs, and families from around the world have trusted Danny to help their children.

Read testimonials from parents and students who have worked with Danny and attended his Acceptance Academy here

Danny totally had my back and helped me express who I really was–no easy task in such a high-growth phase of life. I am forever grateful for Danny’s guidance. 

—EVAN SPIEGEL, Stanford grad and CEO of Snapchat

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Bonuses Included with Registration

($950 in Value)

Extraordinary Teen Audio Program for Parents

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Listen anywhere as Danny provides tools and strategies to help your teen become the best version of themselves, including such topics as:

  • What motivates teenagers based on 4 different types of students

  • How to help your teen reduce anxiety & increase confidence

  • How to help your teen do better in school

  • How to help your teen pursue passions

  • And much more...

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Acceptance Academy Facebook Community

Get access to a community of parents/students to share positive stories and ask questions that Danny and his team can answer to make sure the info is accurate and supportive. 

100 Email Challenge

The 100 Email Challenge was created by Danny so he could teach students how they could take an interest, passion, or idea and think big + make it happen. Specifically, he shows teens how come up with a list of 100 people they would like to have as a mentor and send each person a specifically-worded email to get them to respond. Then he coaches students on how to follow up and cultivate the relationships. 

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When Does the Academy Take Place? 

Danny's Acceptance Academy only happens once in the summer. 
We want to ensure students can finish before going back to school!

New Dates TBD

What is the Investment? 

The investment for the Acceptance Academy is $999 


(We will sell out each event, so register now!)

You're Protected with our

100% Risk-Free Guarantee

We have seen wonderful results from past Academy students as they have gotten into amazing colleges. 

This is why we are happy to back that up with our risk-free guarantee. If a student doesn't fully see feel they have gotten tremendous value out of the Academy, all you have to do is ask for your money back. No questions asked. 

About Danny

Danny Ruderman is nationally recognized as one of America’s premier college counselors. After being the first from his family to attend college and only the 3rd student to be accepted into Stanford University from his public high school, Danny's mission is to help as many families as possible navigate the admission process. He is the author of The Ultimate College Acceptance System (St. Martin’s Press) and Top 100 Answers to Your College Admission Questions. He has also created college counseling programs used by nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies.

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Ready to Create Some Amazing Applications? 

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Beverly Hills, CA 90212



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Customer Testimonials. As with any results-related program, your results attending the Academy may vary from these testimonials. Student results will be based on many variables, such as level of effort, qualifications, personal qualities, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success or results, nor are we responsible for your success or failure. However, we believe that we provide you with a great toolbox to achieve your desired results, and these families agree.