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Would you like your child to go to an Ivy League School by being authentic to who they truly are?

Join me for my LIVE Parent Masterclass Online, 

April 27 or 28, followed by my Monthly Q&A Zooms, and I will show you how you can implement the strategies I have used for 18 years to get thousands of kids into the best colleges in the world. 

  • You don't need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an outside counselor.

  • You don't need to go through the stress most families have to deal with.

  • You just need real, up-to-date information of what it really takes...without all the b.s. and misperceptions. 

The program starts
Saturday or Sunday
April 27/28, 2024

Watch a segment from the last Masterclass

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Thank you for being who you are! Your unique gift is being able to understand young people and help parents like us better understand our children.

Dori and Rob Kenneally

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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 &

Stanford Graduate

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It's wonderful people like you who keep the integrity and build the character of future generations. Thank you for giving us direction that has helped both of our kids.

Dr. Ivan Brooks

Overview

Just a few of my students' results this year!

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Zach

Accepted to class of 2028 to Harvard, Stanford, Yale

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Audrey

Accepted to class of 2028 to Stanford, Penn, Columbia, Brown

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Slade

Accepted to class of 2028 to Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Penn

Harvard's acceptance rate was 3.4% in 2024.

UPenn's applications went up this year by 10%.

Some students are applying to over 25 schools.

What is going on??!!

Instead, imagine if your child:

  • Pursues outside-the-box activities that allow them to discover and grow authentic interests (no matter how much time they have). 

  • Gets everything done early, preventing stress for the entire family.

  • Opens that email on "Ivy Day" at the end of March to see "Congratulations! You have been admitted."

This isn't wishful thinking. The strategies you will learn will allow your child to discover what they are naturally good at, lean into becoming the best version of themselves, and tell stories that stand out from tens of thousands of other applicants by doing what the majority doesn't know to do. Meanwhile, the families who used my system this year alone received acceptances from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Penn, Cornell, Columbia, UChicago, Duke, and Stanford!

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Without Danny's advice, I wouldn’t be at my dream school. Simple as that! Because of what I learned from him, I was able to find a program that revolves around my passion. Most importantly, my mental health and stress were much better than that of most of my friends.

Anna Sophia-Lotman
Current Penn Student

Ok, Danny—I'm intrigued.

But what’s actually covered? What do we get when I register?

Glad you asked! There are 2 parts to the Ivy Acceptance Parent Program

Part One - The MASTERCLASS: 3 hours of awesomeness where you will learn:

  1. How to help your child discover real interests based on their natural strengths.
     

  2. How your child can pursue their interests uniquely and authentically to build a genuine narrative that stands out and reflects your child's abilities.
     

  3. How to determine the importance of the SAT/ACT, what exact scores your child will need (it varies by school and student background), and the very best ways to increase the scores the fastest.
     

  4. What classes and grades are really needed to get in, how are A-s and B+s looked at, and what happens when a student raises their grades over time.
     

  5. How activity lists can be crafted to show personality and character—something almost no one does. 
     

  6. How to ensure recommendations that go beyond the standard and help your child's teachers write specifically about their qualities. 
     

  7. How doing fewer things with higher quality is better and why applying to fewer colleges actually can increase your child's chances. 
     

  8. How and when to establish relationships with admissions officers, professors, and even current students at each college (even if a school does not consider "demonstrated interest").
     

  9. Why some students get into top schools over others, why students only get into certain Ivies, and how Early Decision and Restrictive Early Action really works (it's probably not what you've heard). 
     

  10. How deferrals and wait lists work and what students can and should do to increase their chances of getting off of them
     

  11. How legacy works in 2024 and what to do if many top students from your child's school are applying to the same schools. 
     

  12. How to help your child write essays that showcase a unique voice and aid them in doing crucial in-depth research into the colleges that will allow them to "match" their interests and character traits to what specific Ivies and Ivy-Plus schools are looking for.
     

  13. And much, much, much more...

All these things add up to create applications that get accepted into Ivy and Ivy-Plus schools, which is why it is so important that you, as a parent, fully understand how it all really works. 

Part Two - LIVE Online Parent Meet-Ups with Q&As via Zoom

Note: these are also recorded and can also be watched anytime

You can join me live on the first Sunday of each month at 10 am PST to get more details of what you and your child should be doing during that specific time of the year (I will address 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade families).

You will also be able to ask me specific questions related to your child. I will answer emailed questions that have come in before the Zoom and take questions live. These can last a couple of hours to allow me to get to as many questions as possible. Parents have reported these meetings to be incredibly helpful because most parents have the same concerns and challenges that come up, so much of the time, my answers apply to the majority of attendees!

Topics will include:

  • How to work with a school counselor.
     

  • How to help your child advocate with teachers and develop better study habits.
     

  • How to motivate your teenager using human needs psychology to get them to feel empowered and confident to face their fears and bounce back after a knockdown. 
     

  • How to help your child be in charge of their own expenses by giving them a way to earn their own money that helps teach responsibility and creates intrinsic motivation in a way nothing else can. 
     

  • How to help your child set a big goal or create a big project, as well as make a plan that they actually can and want to do. 
     

  • How to help your child deal with anxiety by learning practical exercises specifically for teenagers that I have seen make an incredible difference.
     

  • And much more based on what you want and need!
     

As I think you can see, these calls not only will make you feel a lot less anxious but also go far above the mechanics of the admissions process to help you help your child develop agency and self-esteem.

Details

But wait—there's More!

(I've always wanted to stay that.)

Special BONUSES

My automated

Acceptance Checklist Reminder System

Ensure your child doesn't miss any step in getting into college! ​9th-12th grade families will be sent Action Items and Support Messages via email and text at the appropriate times throughout the year to let you know exactly what to do when. ​

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My real, past students'

Applications That Worked!

I'll show you exactly how and why students got in by giving you real past activity lists (resumes) and essays that got accepted to all the Ivy and Ivy-Plus schools. 

From athletes to engineers; from artists to creative writers, you'll discover how to help your child present their unique story to show how they are authentically interesting.

Don't worry about whether your school counselor says a college is "impossible" to get into.

Let's help your child get the most opportunities and wear that sweatshirt they have been longing to wear after all the hard work they've put in!

Why Should You Trust Me?

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 the third student to be accepted into Stanford University from my public high school, my mission became to help as many young people think BIG and realize their abilities. I'm the author of The Ultimate College Acceptance System (St. Martin’s Press) and Top 100 Answers to Your College Admission Questions. I have also been blessed to have helped the children of celebrities and CEOs around the world and have created counseling programs used by nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. 

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Just a few past families I've helped

About

So, how much does this cost?

For context, you could pay $20,000 to work with me 1-1. Or, as plenty of companies have done, you could pay $5,000 to fly me out to give a 30-60 minute talk where I cover 1% of what you will learn from our time together. The truth is, I have spent over 20,000 hours with high school and college students, and all this time has given me unique insights into how their brains work, the current challenges they face, and their amazing capabilities. So that’s one way of putting my pricing into context.

The other way is to think of it is as an investment in your family's legacy. In other words, if you want to motivate your child to discover authentic interests, develop self-reliance, and take responsibility for their life on the way to getting into top colleges, then investing some money to impact their life as an adult is a no-brainer. 

Anyway, enough spiel—here's the price.

Danny's Ivy Acceptance Parent Program

$495 - BUT YOU ONLY PAY $1 TODAY

This way, you can take the entire Masterclass first to ensure you get tremendous value. Then we will charge the rest of the $495 fee the day after the class.

If, for any reason, you aren't fully-satisfied and don't want to continue to get the Monthly Meet-ups/Q&As or the bonuses, just email us, & you won't be charged!

The program starts
Saturday or Sunday

April 27/28, 2024
9 am-12 pm PST

Note: everything will be recorded for future viewings.

🧠 The Masterclass Curriculum—3 hours of knowledge and practical strategies that will help you walk away with all your questions answered and a real plan of action to help your child throughout high school. Imagine your friends asking you for advice about their kids because they know you have all the answers!

💡 The Monthly Meet-ups/Q&A Sessions—be part of an ongoing community of parents who are going through the same things you are. I will answer your questions live and cover topics specific to your child's time in high school, so you can best support them and give them the tools to feel more confident and more motivated to try their best.

📕 My Masterclass Workbook—this is a digital supplement to the program that breaks down each of the topics into strategies and advice you can easily refer to...kind of like a "What to Expect While Raising a Teenager" bible.

💪 Big Ol' BONUSES—the Acceptance Checklist Reminder System in itself will save you so much time and worry, since you will know exactly what to do when as your child goes through high school. Look, parenting is hard, and my goal is to provide as much support as I can.
 

Additionally, my "Applications That Worked" book isn't just a bunch of essays; you will see how my students have crafted their applications to tell unique stories that help admissions officers want to accept them. It has taken me 20 years to put these together. You can now benefit from tens of thousands of hours of work. These alone are worth over $1000!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should my child attend with me?
    I love it when students also join the calls because then they can hear someone other than you give great advice! Having said this, if your teenager cannot join, this is perfectly fine because I designed this program to help you help them (aka getting them to actually listen to you :) Of course since every session is recorded, they can also watch any part they want, any time they want!
  • What if I can't make a session?
    No problem! Both the live Masterclass and the live Meet-ups/Q&A Sessions are recorded, so you will be able to watch them at your convenience.
  • Does my child need to be a certain age for me to join the program?
    Nope. While I designed the program for parents of 9th-12th grade students, I have had families with middle schoolers join who want to be ahead of the curve.
  • How much time will I get with you personally?
    Great question! My goal is to answer as many parent questions as I can during both the Masterclass and the subsequent Meet-Ups/Q&A Sessions. Of course, we only have so much time, so I can't always talk to every parent every time. I know that most parents feel that their child's situation is unique, and while this definitely can be true, I also know that the strategies I will cover and the answers I will give will apply to almost all family situations. So, please just know that my goal is to overdeliver on value because I want nothing more than to hear your child's success stories down the road.
  • What if I have a freshman or sophomore—will I have to pay again in future years?
    Nope. You will be able to attend the Meet-ups and Q&As until your child has finished their college applications!
  • Why are you only charging $1?
    Because I want to provide a huge amount of value first to prove that your investment of time and money is worth it. In other words, you can take the entire Masterclass first to ensure the program is for you. Then we will charge the rest of the $495 fee the day after the class. ​ If, for any reason, you aren't fully satisfied and don't want to continue to get the Monthly Meet-ups/Q&As or the bonuses, just email us at contact@dannyruderman.com, and you won't be charged (we will send this info to you too).
  • Why should I register my child for Acceptance Academy?
    I believe this is the absolute best and most efficient way for students to get into top colleges while becoming the best versions of themselves. And the thousands of success stories have proven the effectiveness of my system. Think of it this way: if your teen just learned one thing that helped them raise their grades, discover a passion, or make the difference in getting into a great school, wouldn't that alone be worth it? I have spent years making this program to democratize top college and success coaching—instead of paying tens of thousands of dollars to hire me 1-on-1, you can get the same guidance and results for a fraction of the cost!
  • What if my child isn't using the program? Is there a money-back guarantee?
    Yes! I want all families to be incredibly happy with the program and believe my offerings can't be found anywhere else. However, if a family is not satisfied for any reason within the first 3 months, all a parent has to do is email me at the email address on your receipt and I will be happy to provide a full refund.
  • Who’s the Acceptance Academy for?
    It’s for students in 9th through 12th grade who want to attend selective 4-year colleges.
  • What if my child misses a live workshop or part of the Bootcamp?
    I recognize that with sports, theater, saving the whales, etc., students have incredibly busy schedules. This is why I record all classes (including the Bootcamp sessions) and make them available a day later via email. This way, anyone who either missed a session or simply wants to review the material can do so at their own pace. For the Bootcamp, I am offering 2 dates in August and will also be sending out replays of each day.
  • How much individualized time will my child have with me directly?
    I created Acceptance Academy to be an affordable way for students to get coached through high school with the strategies, techniques, and bad jokes I’ve used with students 1-on-1 for years. As a result, this system has proven incredibly effective at helping students become the best versions of themselves and get into great colleges. I definitely answer student questions during the live classes, parent questions during the live Q&As, and I personally respond to as many email questions as I possibly can. However, due to my schedule and the number of families applying to college, I cannot work individually with students as part of this program.
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To the incredible Danny Ruderman—thank you so much for all your guidance and support. You are so good at what you do.

Jennifer and Ariel Lechter

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Danny gave outstanding advice. If you’re looking to help your child get into top schools, Danny would be your first choice.

Dylan McDermott

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We got to know our son better, and he got to know himself better. Thank you doesn’t come close to summing up what you have done for our family!

Amie Steir and Matt Jarvis

Need a Hand?

Still not sure?

Want to chat?

Drop me a line at danny@dannyruderman.com

If you’ve got any questions about the program or need a hand with anything else, I'm just an email away. Drop me a line, and I'll do my best to help 😊

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Danny's Ivy Acceptance Parent Program

$495 - BUT YOU ONLY PAY $1 TODAY

This way you can take the entire Masterclass first to ensure you get tremendous value. Then we will charge the rest of the $495 fee the day after the class.

If, for any reason, you aren't fully satisfied and don't want to continue to get the Monthly Meet-ups/Q&As or the bonuses, just email us, & you won't be charged!

The program starts
Saturday or Sunday
April 27/28, 2024
9 am-12 pm PST

Note: everything will be recorded for future viewings.

🧠 The Masterclass Curriculum—3 hours of knowledge and practical strategies that will help you walk away with all your questions answered and a real plan of action to help your child throughout high school. Imagine your friends asking you for advice about their kids because they know you have all the answers!

💡 The Monthly Meet-ups/Q&A Sessions—be part of an ongoing community of parents who are going through the same things you are. I will answer your questions live and cover topics specific to your child's time in high school, so you can best support them and give them the tools to feel more confident and more motivated to try their best.

📕 My Masterclass Workbooks—this is a digital supplement to the program that breaks down each of the topics into strategies and advice you can easily refer to...kind of like a "What to Expect While Raising a Teenager" bible.

💪 Big Ol' BONUSES—the Acceptance Checklist Reminder System in itself will save you so much time and worry, since you will know exactly what to do when as your child goes through high school. Look, parenting is hard, and my goal is to provide as much support as I can.
 

Additionally, my "Applications That Worked" book isn't just a bunch of essays; you will see how my students have crafted their applications to tell unique stories that help admissions officers want to accept them. It has taken me 20 years to put these together. You can now benefit from tens of thousands of hours of work. These alone are worth over $1000!

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