What is Danny Ruderman's
The extraordinary applicant class is a 4-week live online extravaganza of awesomeness. Well, that and a hands-on workshop where seniors get their college apps and essays DONE!
Trust me, while the applications in themselves aren't that difficult, effectively communicating your child's uniqueness and just getting them to start can be a serious challenge.
This is why I love helping students find their voice and come up with authentic ideas that stand out. After having taught this class hundreds of times with thousands of students, I also know that it just plain works.
Applications and essays are actually the part of my job that I am the best at, and what I absolutely love is that now I can offer it online for a fraction of the cost you would pay for in-person while getting the same results!
“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
HOW DOES THE CLASS WORK?
Students login in with me live 2X week for a 4 weeks where we lovingly and strategically crank things out. (And no worries - I have multiple sessions each week to choose from that I cover below.)
Specifically, I will walk students through the following:
Find colleges they'll love
Create a unique admissions activities list
Research the heck out of the colleges
Reach out to admissions reps (the right way)
Complete the applications
Write stand out essays (this is the big one!)
I also offer an option of trained essay helpers standing by for those who want 1-1 help anytime during the class for those who need it! *
"Danny made things so much easier...he seriously took the stress out of the process." - Sam, student
To see the full curriculum, click here
JUST SOME OF THE COLLEGES DANNY'S STUDENTS ATTEND
WHO SHOULD ENROLL IN MY
EXTRAORDINARY APPLICANT CLASS?
If you want to preserve your relationship with your child and help them craft college applications that genuinely reflect who they are, this class is for your family.
Our ideal students fall into one of these categories:
STUDENTS WHO WANT TO ATTEND SELECTIVE COLLEGES
Whether your child wants to go to Stanford or the University of Michigan, the class will help your child create applications that stand out. Students will also do in-depth research with me so they can not only determine the best match for them, but they can also show the admissions officers just why they want to attend. In fact, I coach students in how to contact admissions officers to make sure they develop good relationships!
ATHLETES WHO ARE LOOKING TO GET RECRUITED
For students who look to be recruited, they should know that many coaches want athletes to submit their applications for early review. This means that athletes should start NOW, and it is very important that their applications are well done to make sure the admissions office agrees with the coach. I will specifically talk to athletes about how to show many sides of themselves beyond sports to give them the most opportunities.
ART, MUSIC, & DRAMA STUDENTS WHO WANT TO PURSUE THEIR CRAFT
Some artistically-minded students want to attend a conservatory program, while others just want to major in their craft, while even others also want outside academic programs beyond art. For all of these students they will typically need to write "artist statements" and either audition or create a portfolio. During the class, I talk directly to artists about how to make sure their applications support their talent.
WHO TEACHES THE CLASS?
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.
“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!"
— 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
WHEN DOES THE CLASS START?
4 Weeks Long / 2 Sessions Per Week = 8 Sessions
Students can choose and mix
Session 1 Each Week
Mon 4:30-5:30 pm PST or Sat 2:00-3:00 pm PST
Session 2 Each Week
Wed 4:30-5:30 pm PST or Sun 2:00-3:00 pm PST
UPCOMING CLASS DATES
JULY 29 - AUGUST 19, 2019
AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
(wait, what?! — yep, it's true!)
PLUS, THE CLASS COMES WITH 3 FREE BONUSES
(I really want to help as many families as much as I can.)
How to Help Your Teen Reduce Anxiety and Increase Confidence
What Motivates Teenagers Based on the 4 Different Types of Teens
Listen anywhere as Danny provides tools and strategies to help your teen become the best version of themselves!
AUDIO PROGRAM FOR PARENTS
How to Help Your Teen Create Unique Opportunities (Jobs, Internships, Individual Projects)
How to Help Your Teen Succeed on the SAT/ACT
How to Help Your Teen Get Accepted Into Great Colleges
3+ Hours of Audio Content & Guidebook of Summaries, Resources, and Templates
REAL APPLICATIONS THAT WORKED
See actual activity lists, personal statements, and supplemental essay answers from students who got accepted into America's top colleges!
OFFICIAL ASK DANNY
You receive access to the official Ask Danny™ Facebook community where you can meet, network, and connect with like-minded families around the world!
Spaces are limited, so sign up today!
* And to find out more about how to register for the class and get additional 1-1 essay help from Danny's handpicked and trained coaches, click here to schedule a call to learn more!
How to Help Your Teen Succeed in College
3+ Hours of Audio Content
Guidebook of Summaries, Resources, and Templates