Thank you for taking the time to come to this site.
For the last 15 years, I have been blessed to help thousands of families just like yours find, apply and get into great colleges. Yet, every year I meet teenagers who are more stressed, more overwhelmed, and more afraid they won't get into a "good" school. My goal has always been to show students how to be authentic, how to discover their true interests, and how doing less often results in both more acceptances and a more enjoyable life.
My approach has been considered revolutionary because it runs counter to commonly-held beliefs about how college admissions works and why students get accepted. I feel blessed that families from all over the world, including top CEOs, celebrities, and parents who never went to college have placed their trust in me to help their children navigate the admissions process. I am also proud to say that year after year, my students have gone on to amazing colleges that truly match who they are as people.
Given that I am the first in my family to attend college and the third to get accepted to Stanford from my urban, public high school, I now want to fulfill my mission of helping as many families realize the incredible opportunities available.
8th-11th GRADE FAMILIES:
Why Some Schools Choose Certain Students Over Others
The Truth About College and College Admissions
How to Pick the Best High School Schedule
How to Motivate Your Child to Live Up to His or Her Potential
How to Get Better Grades in Less Time
How to Master the SAT & ACT in Less Time
How to Find Colleges that Match a Student's Interests
How to Maximize a College Visit
How Being Interesting in Extracurricular and Summer Activities Can Change Everything
How to Best Work with Your High School Counselor
How Applying Early Can Help or Hurt You
How to Craft Authentic Essays That Get Accepted
How to Find Unique Ways to Help Pay for College
How to Keep Your Child (and Yourself) Sane Through the College Application Process
And get your individual questions answered before, during, and after the event!
YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE
DANNY'S LATEST BOOK:
“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 get your child accepted into a top university, 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 about the process."
— Imani Cheadle, Student
“Danny! You are a badass, can’t thank you enough for helping me get into my top choice!"
— 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
“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
SUNDAY OCT 27, 2019
- ONE DATE ONLY!
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
OR STREAM ONLINE
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
$39 per family (live, in person)
$15 per family (live, streaming online)
Seats are limited
(We encourage both parents and students to attend)
Parsons School of Art
Southern Methodist University
University of Chicago
And many, many others
College admissions counselor Danny Ruderman is nationally recognized as one of America’s premier practitioners. 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 admissions 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 created college counseling programs used by non-profits 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