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Top Tier’s Class of 2022 Early Acceptance Results

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"R got accepted to Dartmouth! We are overjoyed. Thank you for all your guidance and prepping." – Application Boot Camp parent, Dartmouth Class of 2022
"I'm happy to inform you I got accepted to Harvard.  My conversation that I think changed my mindset towards the application was the one I had with you about writing an essay about 4 memorable lines of a literary work.  Your help with that essay helped me frame myself as something beyond just a math nerd. There were countless other things that you helped me on, from essays to interview tips to other small bits of advice.  Thank you very much." – Private Counseling student, Harvard Class of 2022
"Cornell accepted me! Thank you for all of your guidance during my application process. I truly don't think I would've made it this far without all of your help and brutal honesty." – Private Counseling student, Cornell Class of 2022
"This is to let you know that H was accepted at Cornell!!  Cornell was her early decision school, and we learned that she got in this week. Thanks again to Mimi, Michele, Kristen, Maria, and the amazing Top Tier team! We very much appreciate all your help and support." – Application Boot Camp parent, Cornell Class of 2022
"I WAS ACCEPTED TO HARVARD!!!!!!!  Thank you so so so much!  ***I know this is so melodramatic*** BUT from the moment I read your first edits I knew my essays were going to be magic.  You are sharp and smart and the best wordsmith I've ever met.  I feel like I learned so much about writing and editing just by sending drafts back and forth with you!  Thank you again so much, you quite literally changed my life." – Essay Guidance Program student, Harvard Class of 2022
"You guys are amazing! We are over-the-moon excited!  We cannot thank you enough for pouring your heart and soul into supporting our family. Everything worked out so beautifully. WOW!!!  THANK YOU.  We look forward to a lasting friendship for many years." – Private Counseling parent, Harvard Class of 2022
"I wanted to let you know that I was accepted into UPenn. Thank you for all your invaluable guidance and effort. Your help was a game changer." – Private Counseling student, U Penn Class of 2022
"Even more good news, T was admitted to MIT last night!  She had lots of tears. Very fortunate to be able to get into her #1 choice early, and not have to do any more applications or waiting.  T had a really nice MIT essay package she crafted with your help that showed her unique self.  P, thanks for being T’s mentor and cheerleader. She was so appreciative of your help. Thanks everyone!" – Essay Guidance Program parent, MIT Class of 2022
"P was accepted to Stanford (REA) last Friday! She attended ABC this summer as you know and couldn’t have done it without your team. Thank you so much for all your help. I have already referred my brother who has a 10th grader. Thanks again!" – Application Boot Camp parent, Stanford Class of 2022
"We just got the news that L secured admission at GW! We are extremely excited and happy about this decision and wanted to convey our sincere thanks for helping L prepare for this very critical move in her life. Thank you so much for all your assistance, guidance and patience throughout the process. She couldn't have done this without you." – Private Counseling parent, GW Class of 2022
"I GOT IN ED to Dartmouth! I am so grateful for all your support and the amazing ABC you run. I hope that other ABC students got good news as well! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! And a HUGE thanks all the TTA staff who helped guide me with my essays! I couldn't have done this without you guys! GO BIG GREEN!!!" - Application Boot Camp student, Dartmouth Class of 2022
"Thanks, we appreciate your guidance during this entire process. You gave a great road map to provide structure and support during the arduous application process. You definitely pushed K (and us!) to find the niche he could make his own.  Without your advice, I know K would not have had such a strong application. Thanks again for all of your guidance over the last 4 years." – Private Counseling parent, Stanford Class of 2022
"Thank you profoundly for the support you have provided to our children. Far more than assisting with packaging, you helped them identify and develop their true passions, which enabled persuasive, unique stories for the their applications. And the results were extraordinary!  Your skills are matched only by your commitment to your students and your tireless work ethic. We wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday." – Private Counseling parent, Harvard Class of 2022
"Just got a decision from UPenn. ACCEPTED!!!! 🙂 Still can’t believe it. Thank you so much for all the help you’ve given. Really appreciate it." – Essay Guidance Program student, U Penn Class of 2022
"I am excited to announce that I have been admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn!!! Class of 2022!!! Thank you for all the help in developing my application and all the work that has been done." – Personal Boot Camp student, U Penn Class of 2022
"You’ll be happy to hear that I am part of Barnard College of Columbia University’s Class of 2022! I was admitted under their early decision program and I will be double majoring in physics and dance! Thank you so much for all of your help over the years and in getting me to this moment. It was one of the best feelings I have ever experienced opening my application and seeing the 'confetti' on the screen and the word 'Congratulations.' "  -Private Counseling student, Barnard Class of 2022
"We are teary and happy and thankful. God bless you both." – Private Counseling parent, Dartmouth Class of 2022
"On behalf of S, I am pleased to share that she has been accepted to Dartmouth’s class of 2022!  THANK YOU, for all you and your colleagues at Top Tier did to assist S with this accomplishment. Your guidance and counsel is truly invaluable. S is extremely happy and very excited about her future at Dartmouth College! She is both honored and humbled. Top Tier played a big part in her success!" – Application Boot Camp parent, Dartmouth Class of 2022

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"Application Boot Camp surpassed my expectations!" -S.F., Boot Camp student
"M.--Can't thank you enough! We got a chance to personally thank M. afterward, but I wanted to reach out to you as well! You have a special knack for building young people up! At first R. hesitated to sign up for Boot Camp because she felt she couldn't "hang" with the Ivy League hopefuls, but she left with a renewed swagger!" --U.E., Boot Camp parent
"I will be attending The Johns Hopkins University this fall!! . . . It was one of my top choices, and I cannot explain how ecstatic I am to join JHU!! Once again, thank you so much for your help. I do not think I could've done it without your guidance. I feel like I have found the perfect school for me." --U.R., Application Boot Camp student
"A very productive and informative 4 days!" - Application Boot Camp student
"Boot Camp was very stimulating. It was very personalized and I grew as a human being!" - Application Boot Camp student
"R got accepted to Dartmouth! We are overjoyed. Thank you for all your guidance and prepping." – Application Boot Camp parent, Dartmouth Class of 2022
Dear Mimi, Michele, Kristen, Hannah, and the rest of the ABC team, Thank you so much for an incredible four days at Boot Camp. Thank you for sitting and brainstorming with me, for helping me come up with a realistic application plan, for reading my essays over and over again until I thought they were perfect, and, most of all, for helping me come out with five essays that I am proud of and I know will help me in the application process. Your help was amazing, and I don't know what I would have done without it. - E.C., Boot Camp 2013 student
"Boot Camp gave my essays life! Thank you for your advice!" - Application Boot Camp student
"Just got in! I am extremely excited and grateful for all of the help that you've given me. Thank you so much!!" - S.N., - Application Boot Camp student
"Thank you Top Tier Admissions for supporting me. My high school advisor also thanks you."-- C.J., Boot Camp Student
"Thank you for the amazing application bootcamp experience! I was accepted to Dartmouth!!! I couldn't have done it without you. Go big green!"– S.T., Boot Camp Student
"I accomplished so much more than I ever dreamed!"-E.L., Boot Camp student
"M.--Y. was accepted to Wharton! Thanks to you and everyone at Top Tier!!!!! Many, many thanks. I really believe that you gave Y. very good guidance. And now we have two more kids to focus on!"--T.R., Boot Camp parent
"Thank you M., M. and K. for your support throughout this process. The past year has been transformational in N.'s preparation to become a competitive candidate for NYU Stern following the "wake up call" of the report and the first conference call with you. Thank you M. also for the recommendation on taking the Harvard Stats 104 Class. It was tougher than any class at Hockaday, but definitely worth it."-- C.H., Boot Camp parent
"I could not have created essays of this caliber without you!" - Application Boot Camp student
"I had no idea Boot Camp would cover college interviews and teacher recommendations. That was so useful!" -Q.I., Boot Camp Student
"I GOT IN ED to Dartmouth! I am so grateful for all your support and the amazing ABC you run. I hope that other ABC students got good news as well! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! And a HUGE thanks all the TTA staff who helped guide me with my essays! I couldn't have done this without you guys! GO BIG GREEN!!!" - Application Boot Camp student, Dartmouth Class of 2022
"I saw your Ad in the Penn Gazette and thought about you with great fondness. It's been almost eight years since our daughter, K.G, worked with you. We came to your Boot Camp sessions in New York with hopes for direction and guidance and we certainly did get it.  K.G. graduated from U Penn and went on to do a Master's in Economics at London School of Economics. She now has an amazing job and is pursuing another Master's at Johns Hopkins University. Because of what we learned from you, we were able to  help, our younger son also got into U Penn and he is now working in Washington DC. "--B.C., Application Boot Camp parent
"Michele is the BEST editor! Thanks for a great week! It is so great to have editing help and get most of my essay done." - Application Boot Camp student
I would like to thank ABC for kickstarting my college app season! It felt fantastic to leave 4 intense days in August with several essays, edited with wonderful feedback. Although I wrote and revised a few more essays at home, Boot Camp got me in the right mindset to do work that many of my peers are still feverishly completing. Now that I have been admitted to the MIT Class of 2019, this holiday season will be the most relaxed in years! Thanks again!!
E.B. - 2014 Boot Camp Student

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