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Dear Family,

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.

"My goal is to even the playing field in college admissions by providing affordable world-class resources for all families."

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Acceptance Academy

2022 Acceptance Academy

9th-12th Grade Families

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

My Acceptance Academy is a revolutionary program that combines live, bi-weekly online classes (for 9th-11th grade families) with an intensive 4-day boot camp & 1-1 individualized coaching (for 11th-12 grade families) that helps students succeed in high school, develop passions, and get into top colleges.

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A Few Nice Words

“It's wonderful people like you, who keep the integrity and build the character of future generations..” 

—  Ivan B, Parent

“Danny! You are a badass, can’t thank you enough for helping me get into my top choice of colleges!"

​—  Ryan K, Student


“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

"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

"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

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“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

"Thank you for being the most awesome college counselor out there!"​

 Michele K, 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

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"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

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About Me

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I feel fortunate to be nationally recognized as one of America’s premier college counselors. After being the first from my 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.


Stanford University

Lewis & Clark College

University of Michigan

Harvard University

Kenyon College



United States Military Academy

Yale University

Cornell University

University of Arizona

Brown University

Parsons School of Art

Tulane University


Northwestern University

Southern Methodist University

Columbia University

Rice University

UC Berkeley

University of Chicago

And many, many others

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