THINK BIG. BE AUTHENTIC.
Chances are you know a teen who "did everything right" but still wasn't accepted into the college they had their hearts set on.
It happens all the time because most people don't understand what colleges are really looking for in prospective students.
Instead, parents and teens spend years arguing and stressing out over grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities, not knowing those things are only a part of the equation when it comes to getting into the best college.
Getting into college shouldn't be so stressful.
HOW I CAN HELP IN 5 STEPS
My goal is to even the playing field in college admissions by providing affordable world-class resources for all families.
Why what most people believe about extracurriculars is wrong.
The truth about the SAT & ACT.
What top colleges really look for.
What you can learn after reading 10,000+ essays.
Step 1: Get My Free Guide
My favorite resources
And much more
Step 2: Listen and Learn
AUDIO PROGRAM FOR PARENTS
What Motivates Teenagers Based on the 4 Different Types of Teens
How to Help Your Teen Reduce Anxiety and Increase Confidence
How to Help Your Teen Do Better In School
How to Help Your Teen Create Unique Opportunities (Jobs, Internships, Individual Projects)
How to Help Your Teen Succeed on the ACT/SAT
How to Help Your Teen Get Accepted Into Great Colleges
3+ Hours of Audio Content
Guidebook of Summaries, Resources, and Templates
Step 3: Get a Step-by-Step Roadmap
Year of Results Monthly Program
Each month, get my proven step-by-step videos and resources for both parents and students to thriving in high school, getting accepted into an incredible college, and enjoying the journey together.
Step 4: Join Me Live!
HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS COURSE
For the first time ever, I am offering an exclusive opportunity for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to work with me personally in my online class as I walk them through how to succeed in high school and discover/pursue passions that will help them get accepted into top colleges. This is the exact same work he have done with my 1-1 clients for a fraction of the cost!
Step 5: Get Coached
2022 Acceptance Academy
This is my exclusive year-long program where I coach juniors how to find colleges, develop authentic activities that stand out, plan for the SAT/ACT, pick senior classes, figure out the all-important 11th grade summer, and create stand-out applications & essays.
A FEW NICE WORDS
“It's wonderful people like you, who keep the integrity and build the character of future generations..”
— Ivan B, Parent
"I just wanted to say thank you for what you did for me. Most of all, my gratitude is for helping me understand that I didn’t need to get into an Ivy League school to flourish and achieve my highest potential in life."
— Ethan W, Student
"Thank you for being the most awesome college counselor out there!"
— Michele K, Parent
“Danny! You are a badass, can’t thank you enough for helping me get into my top choice of colleges!"
— Ryan K, Student
"It was your focus on integrity and helping kids find what they’re interested in that most attracted us to you...we agree with you that happiness and feeling a sense of purpose is driven by doing something you love."
— Nicole L, Parent
“Thank you for all that you do.
My daughter is really enjoying her experience working with you and we feel so lucky to have you in her corner."
— Lori W, Parent
“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, CEO Snapchat
“Danny gave outstanding advice and was patient and kind with my daughter. If you’re looking to help your child, Danny would be your first choice.”
— Dylan McDermott, Actor
"Danny gets what teens are going through and is good at explaining things in ways that make sense.
He made me feel a lot less stressed and more confident in myself."
— Imani Cheadle, Student
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.
SOME OF THE COLLEGES DANNY'S STUDENTS HAVE ATTENDED
Lewis & Clark College
University of Michigan
United States Military Academy
University of Arizona
Parsons School of Art
Southern Methodist University
University of Chicago
And many, many others