Help Your Child Get Accepted to Top Colleges Without the Stress!

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My Acceptance Academy is a revolutionary program that combines live, monthly online classes with an intensive 3-day boot camp that coaches juniors/rising seniors through the entire college application process.

Getting 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 develop a standout narrative, get their applications done early, and save families months of stress & anxiety. Year after year, I have helped students get into every top college in America, and I would love to help you and your child. 

Discover and develop activities that help a student grow authentic interests that help them stand out.

Find top colleges that truly match a student's personality and interests.

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

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

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

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

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

—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 juniors/rising seniors who want to find, apply and get into great colleges including these steps:

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

Fill out the applications and write a standout Personal Statement that is required by almost all colleges.


Just a few of the top colleges attended by my students:


Here's How It Works in 2 Parts:


I teach live, monthly online classes that cover the initial steps of the application process, including:

Discovering colleges
Choosing high school classes
Ensuring great college letters of recommendation
Working with a school counselor
Visiting campuses
Developing authentic, standout extracurriculars
Securing job/internships
Reaching out to professors and admissions representatives
Crafting activities lists that truly reflect a student's involvement

(Classes are also recorded, so students can watch them anytime.)


I hold a 3-day, online Application Boot Camp where I help students create stand-out applications and pair them 1-1 with my trained, certified coaches to write unique and authentic admissions essays.


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 My Guidance and 1-1 help

The Academy consists of 2 parts: my live, online instruction and 1-1 individualized online coaching with my Certified Application Coaches.

From the very beginning of the first monthly class, students start doing actual work as I personally walk them through the entire admissions process.

Then, during the boot camp, each student is given time to write the essays and meet 1-1  online with a personal coach to answer questions and be guided through each step. 

I have honed this process over the last 10 years to be THE most efficient & effective way to help students create successful applications with no stress!
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See why celebrities, CEOs, and families from around the world have trusted me to help their children.

Read testimonials from parents and students who have worked with me and attended my 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

The Ultimate Guide to College Applications & Essays

See actual applications of students who got into top colleges. I will show you their activities, their essays, and I have recorded some short videos detailing why they worked and what you can apply to your own applications!

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Acceptance Academy Facebook Community

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

100 Email Challenge

I created The 100 Email Challenge so I could teach students how they could take an interest, passion, or idea and think big + make it happen. Specifically, I show teens how to 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 I coach students on how to follow up and cultivate the relationships. 

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When Does the Academy Take Place? 


Each monthly class is held on the 3rd Sat each month at 10 am PST*

First class: February 26, 2022 at 10 am PST
(*Replays will be available for each class and can be accessed all year.)


Students can pick from 2 dates for the 3-Day Boot Camp:

August 8-12, 2022 or August 15-19, 2022

What is the Investment? 

The investment for the Acceptance Academy is $999 
(We sell out each year, so register today!

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 Me

I feel blessed to be 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 my public high school, my mission is to help as many families as possible navigate the admission process. I am the author of The Ultimate College Acceptance System (St. Martin’s Press) and Top 100 Answers to Your College Admission Questions. I have also created college counseling programs used by nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies.

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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.