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Top Colleges By Being Authentic 

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World-class college counseling & success coaching for all students. 

The Acceptance Academy is a proven program that helps 9th-12th grade students discover and get accepted into great colleges!


Through live, online workshops, an application boot camp and some 1-1 coaching, students learn how to succeed in high school, develop passions, and craft stand-out, authentic college applications. 

In other words, the Acceptance Academy coaches students on how to become the best version of themselves.


Who's the Academy for?

Families of 9th-12th graders who want to realize the dream of going to a great college. 

Earn better grades in less time by learning how to work with teachers & how to study.

Get walked through all the college applications step-by-step. 

Discover authentic interests and develop unique activities. 

Write standout college admissions essays that are required by almost all colleges.

Learn how to get a job, start an organization, and develop creative summer projects. 

Meet 1-1 with a coach during the boot camp portion of the Academy to prep apps to submit.

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


The Acceptance Academy Program was amazing. I never knew about the opportunities I had, and the program really encouraged me to go for it. I am the first in my family to go to college, so no one thought I would ever get into Harvard! 

—N.H., Student at Harvard University


Master High School and the Admission Process


The Acceptance Academy consists of live monthly workshops, an application boot camp, and 1-1 coaching:


Every month, students join live workshops where they are coached on topics specific to the time of year by young college grads. Click here to see more details.


In Aug before 12th grade, students attend a 3-day, online boot camp with Top College Counselor Danny Ruderman where they learn how to create stand-out applications.


During and after the Boot Camp, students meet 1-1 via Zoom with certified coaches to hone essays and review applications. 

More Good Stuff

Personal Texts and Reminders for Parents & Students

We will send out regular parent and student reminders and support via text throughout the year when both they need it the most. Families will always know what to do when and get supported along the way!

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Academy Facebook & Discord Communities

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

Secrets to Getting Money to Pay for College

Designed for parents, we will show exactly how to find and apply for school-based merit scholarships, as well as outside scholarships. We will also cover how to apply for financial aid and discuss strategies for best filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE financial aid applications. 

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Just a Few of the Colleges Attended by Academy Students:


About the Creator of the Acceptance Academy


Danny Ruderman is nationally recognized as one of America’s premier college counselors. After being the first in his family to attend college and only the third 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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See why celebrities, CEOs, and families from around the world have trusted Danny to help their children.

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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