Recent Testimonials

Application Boot Camp

“Michele, Mimi & Kristen: L. and I are thrilled! Duke is absolutely fantastic and is the exact right fit for her. The students at Duke are overwhelmingly happy and [after our recent visit] now we know why. Application Boot Camp definitely helped L. get into Duke during their most selective year in history, a year in which they turned away well over 2,000 valedictorians. Thank you!” –Y.R., parent of ABC 2013 student accepted to 9 top-tier colleges

“Good news, I was just admitted to Yale too! That makes it 3 for 3 —Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. I don’t even know what to say anymore! This is honestly crazy in the most awesome way possible!”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“Thank you all for your great help with S,’s application! The Application Boot Camp is solid credit for her early admission to Princeton. Thank you.”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“I just wanted to say thank you, thank you for all the help you provided before, during, and even after boot camp. I got accepted to Princeton early yesterday (still over the moon)!”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“I’m glad to tell you that I got accepted to Babson College through Early Decision! It was my first choice. I wouldn’t have gotten accepted without Application Boot Camp. I really appreciate the effort and I will definitely recommend all the juniors I know to join ABC this summer.”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“Hi Mimi & Michele,
A. was accepted to Cornell today!!! Yeah! Thank you guys! As soon as she got the news she couldn’t wait for you both to find out.  A refers to you as her “M&M fairies (godmothers).” ”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“T. was accepted to Cornell.  You guys are awesome!!!  Thanks so much.  We will definitely have our sophomore daughter come see you guys.  Thanks again!”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“So today I just got accepted into the School of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Thank you so much for your invaluable assistance in the essay process. I am so excited.”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“I just got accepted to Brown ED!  Thank you for all your help and advice.  I really liked working with everyone and know that my application was stronger with your expertise.”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

“Just wanted to let you know that I got into Tufts yesterday afternoon! So so very excited for next year and  thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me.  I also want to let you know that though college admissions/high school life is very chaotic and misleading, thank you for making me feel less paranoid! I can’t wait to study at the humanities department at Tufts, so thank you so much for helping me grab a hold of this opportunity – talk to you soon!”
–Boot Camp 2013 student

Personal Boot Camp

“B. and M. have been the best senior counselors and supporters for our son T. with his last minute applications. I just wanted to pass this on to your staff. I know you know how excellent they are, but they really are that and then some! T.’s essays are still a work in progress with several more edits —they are our lifesavers in this 11th hour. Thank you SO much for your team!”
–R.O., Parent of a winter 2013 Personal Boot Camp student and Essay Guidance Package student

I wanted to share with you the wonderful news that Y. was accepted ED to Dartmouth yesterday!  We appreciate all of your help. Happy holidays!
–Parents of Personal Boot Camp student, fall 2013

It was such a great experience. R. is amazing, and your service with the application boot camp is worth every penny. I am so glad we worked with your consulting group.
–Personal Boot Camp Parent, 2013

We can’t begin to thank you enough for G’s personal boot camp this weekend with P. T. is not excellent, he is exceptional!! What a talent he has in his writing ability and his ability to bring out an advanced writing skill in our son G. He is so pleased with his essays. They both were extremely diligent. P. has a gift to be able to communicate so well with G. as well as with us. If we could, we would love to adopt him!”
–Parent of Personal Boot Camp student, September 2013

Transfer Student

“It was fantastic working with B. He was always extremely helpful and offered insightful comments on my essays and essay topics. B. was very personable and addressed any and all of my concerns. ABC definitely exceeded my expectations! I honestly had no idea what to expect because I had never worked with an admissions counselor before, but I was extremely impressed after seeing the first round of edits to my essay. I am very pleased with how my essays turned out. I particularly enjoyed the freedom to discuss possible essay topics and to brainstorm creative essay ideas; also, it was nice to have an expert opinion from someone who is familiar with what admissions officers are looking for in an essay. B. was extremely quick in making edits. My only regret is not purchasing the package earlier . . . B. was extremely responsive to my questions and concerns. He would help me brainstorm new essay ideas and would let me know whether or not a certain topic was appropriate to write about. We even talked on the phone to brainstorm new essay ideas (after the initial consultation), and he was always extremely prompt in his email replies, often replying within a few hours. While it would have been nice to have someone to work with on New Year’s Eve, I understand that the counselors have their own personal lives and their own clients that they’re working with, so they can’t work 24/7. I was grateful that Brian worked with me on Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day! I would definitely recommend Application Boot Camp to a friend. Not only did I receive expert advice and guidance, it helped relieve a ton of stress as I navigated through the college application process. I felt less overwhelmed and more importantly, it helped keep me on track and I was able to meet the deadlines. When I first purchased the package, I was unsure of how much it would benefit me, but I am glad I made the right choice and am extremely satisfied with the results. My essays focus on interesting, unique topics that really define me, and I have become a more engaging writer along the way. It was nice to have someone guiding me along the stressful journey that is the application process. Application Boot Camp has helped me immensely, and I look forward to hearing back from my colleges in late March/early April!”
–D.H. (December 2013 student)

Essay Guidance

“I just wanted to thank you so much (again) for your help on my essays. I was accepted into Princeton and Yale University! Thanks again!”
- Y.R., Essay Guidance Package student, Fall 2013

“I just got my ED2 acceptance! I am beyond thrilled. Thank you so much for all your help this year. My essays truly shined under your guidance and I know they made a huge difference in making me stand out among the other applicants. I already told my parents that they should use this service for my brother’s college applications. Thank you so very much.”
- J.U., Essay Guidance Package student, December 2013

“B. and M. have been the best senior counselors and supporters for our son T. with his last minute applications. I just wanted to pass this on to your staff. I know you know how excellent they are, but they really are that and then some! T.’s essays are still a work in progress with several more edits —they are our lifesavers in this 11th hour. Thank you SO much for your team!”
- R.O., Parent of a winter 2013 Personal Boot Camp student and Essay Guidance Package student

“T. was just accepted to Swarthmore (ED) I greatly appreciate everything you did for her essays! Your meticulous and quick responses and your careful edits made her essays much better and I believe that these essays showed Swarthmore that the college is a perfect fit for T. Again, Thank you so much!!!”
–Parent of Essay Guidance Package Student, fall 2013

“L., thank you so much for all your help! You REALLY put me in the right direction with my essays! I will keep you posted on my college acceptance!”
- J.R., Essay Guidance Package student, Fall 2013

“L., I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me out with my transfer application! I was accepted to Cornell College of Arts and Sciences starting next semester!!”
- N.E., Essay Guidance Package student, 2013

L., I just want to say thank you so much for working with me! You provided me with so much constructive advice that I’ll definitely use in my future essays. Thanks again for all your help and I’ll definitely let you know where I end up going.
- I.R., Essay Guidance Package student, 2013

“I had a wonderful experience working with B. and Application Boot Camp! It definitely relieved my stress through the college application process, and I would recommend the package to any future applicants. B. was always extremely helpful and offered insightful comments on my essays and essay topics. B. was very personable and addressed any and all of my concerns. I honestly had no idea what to expect because I had never worked with an admissions counselor before, but I was extremely impressed after seeing the first round of edits to my essay. I am very pleased with how my essays turned out. I particularly enjoyed the freedom to discuss possible essay topics and to brainstorm creative essay ideas; also, it was nice to have an expert opinion from someone who is familiar with what admissions officers are looking for in an essay.”
–F.R., Essay Guidance Package student, December 2013

“The information offered at the beginning of this package was helpful for me to get organized. L. challenged me to think about what I should be conveying in my essays, and it made my essays have lot more depth. L. was excellent –informative, patient, and prompt. She never delayed her comments and always responded promptly, always within a day. I really had no idea where to go with my essays, and L. made it easy to not only know what to write about, but also HOW to write my essays. Thank you!!!”
–W.D., Essay Guidance Package student, December 2013

“I just got my ED2 acceptance! I am beyond thrilled. Thank you so much for all your help this year. My essays truly shined under your guidance and I know they made a huge difference in making me stand out among the other applicants. I already told my parents that they should use this service for my brother’s college applications. Thank you so very much.”
- J.U., Essay Guidance Package student, December 2013

 

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