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Top Tier’s Class of 2022 Acceptance Results

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"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 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
"We are teary and happy and thankful. God bless you both." – Private Counseling parent, Dartmouth 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
"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
"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
"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

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"I am reassured in my application decisions and my in-range schools. I won't be freaking out for the next few months. Thanks Mimi and Michele!" - Application Boot Camp student
"My application process has certainly been a lot less stressful because of Application Boot Camp!" - U.W., Application Boot Camp student
"Boot Camp helped me become realistic on my options but still supplied me with confidence about my applications." --E.W., Boot Camp student
“I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help before and during Bootcamp. The experience was amazing and I learned so much, while also getting so much done.” –A.I., Application Boot Camp Student
“You and your entire team are awesome! You were invaluable in helping P get on the right path! Great news today! P was accepted at Yale, Penn, Villanova, Wesleyan, Williams, Tulane, and the University of Virginia. Thank you for all you do to help these kids achieve their dreams! She is over the moon and will choose in short order! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!” --L.D., Application Boot Camp parent
"I am writing to thank everyone at ABC for all the help with my essays and the Common Application. I really benefited from these past 4 days in Boston and I would be happy to recommend ABC to anyone that asks." --R.L. Application Boot Camp student
“We would like to personally thank you for your help in preparing P. and S. in the college admissions process. Boot Camp provided invaluable guidance. Those four days were a very productive and extremely worthwhile time. We are thrilled they are starting senior year stress-free in terms of the college application process. Finally, thank you a ton for helping them both from the very beginning and we feel extremely fortunate to have worked with you.” –A.R., Parents of two Application Boot Camp Students
"The low student to senior counselor ratio meant that I had never-ending support and now I can focus on my grades and extra-curriculars during senior year." -A. D. , Boot Camp student
"My daughter can't stop talking about all of the things she learned and how helpful the camp was. Thank you very much!" -O.P., Boot Camp parent
"I truly believe ABC made a dramatic difference in T's application/outcomes (and will continue to do so as the season unfolds). We were all shocked to learn on Saturday that not only had Tulane accepted him, but were offering almost full tuition, unsolicited, in merit aid with a four year guarantee. Just wanted to say "thanks" and holy cow. You guys really enabled him to put his best foot forward. Thanks again for all you guys did to help him through a confusing, challenging process for teens!" --W.P., Application Boot Camp parent
"My personalized student report [before Boot Camp] was very useful in motivating me to have an active summer (programs, classes, etc.) and to understand testing needs and ways to create an academic niche. It felt a bit harsh at times, but it was realistic. Boot Camp offered a great editing process."
"The mock interview was great to learn the do’s and don’ts of campus and alumni interviews." -D.F., Boot Camp student
"Boot Camp has been so helpful. It's allowed me to finish my applications before classes start and has saved me frustration AND heartbreak!" - Application Boot Camp student
"My number one choice was UVA and I was accepted regular admission!" --R.E., Boot Camp student
“At the start of this week I was petrified at the thought of college essays and differentiating myself from high school seniors across the nation. Thank you so much for streamlining this process and fine tuning my essays to perfection. I would not be able to keep on track without you! Thanks again!!” --R.Q., Application Boot Camp student
"Thanks so much for your help with the whole application process! ABC was amazing (and actually a lot of fun as well!)."--W.S., Boot Camp student accepted to Oxford, Amherst, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Princeton, & Penn
"Thank you for the study skills. I finished my essays with time to spare." - Application Boot Camp student
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"ABC made writing college essays far less terrible than it otherwise would have been. The senior counselors really kept me on topic." - Application Boot Camp student
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“Thank you for everything! This hectic college application process was almost easy with your help. I really appreciate it. I feel like your suggestions and editing pushed me above other similar applicants. Cumulatively, I currently have the highest ranked college acceptances out of my whole school.” --A.G., 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. - Application Boot Camp Student

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