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Top Tier’s Class of 2023 Early Acceptance & Regular Decision Results

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Acceptances are IN!
Such good news… P got into Columbia and Duke! Such great news! She also received the Regents Scholarship at UC Berkeley! She could not have gotten these without your help! Thank you!! –G.T., parent of Private Counseling student
L, S is planning to join USC for Aerospace Engineering! I am personally very happy for her and want to thank you once again for all your help and support. It was simply invaluable. Wishing you the very best. –N.B., parent of Essay Guidance Program student, USC
We are ecstatic that P was accepted to MIT through early admissions. We would like to express our deep gratitude to you, Yvonne, and others at Top Tier for guiding, supervising, and counseling P through the college admissions process! –L.A., Private Counseling parents
MIT Class of 2023
J. exceeded my expectations for B’s Personal Boot Camp. She was experienced and informative regarding the admissions process, and worked well with B to complete 13 essays in a weekend. The program was so organized and the best part was completing so many essays in such a short time period.I had many questions regarding the admission process and she answered all of them completely. She also reassured me about B.’s college choices and suggested others. I was really impressed with J.! She worked extremely well with B. and it was a painless process for me as a parent. B.’s applications are complete without any arguments or stress!Overall, it was a great experience and J.'s strategy with B.’s applications worked perfectly. J. was a pleasure to work with and really helped his applications come to life. I have recommended TTA to a friend, and this is my second time using your services. My older son was accepted to his first choice college.” –T.F., parent of Personal Boot Camp student
Dr. Willmott, I just found out at 7pm today that I was accepted into Duke!! Thank you so so much for everything you have done for me these past few years, from helping me shape my interests, to reading dozens of my essays. I'm so excited to be a Blue Devil; I've been crying tears of joy for the past hour!” –R.S., Private Counseling student
Duke Class of 2023

We want to let you know that S was accepted into Brown. We are thrilled for him and grateful for all your help and support! He also got into UT Austin! – W.L., parent of Application Boot Camp student

Brown Class of 2023
L., thank you for your guidance on my Tufts essay! The word limit is perfect and I just uploaded it on to the Common App :). Thanks so much for your kind words, they really mean a lot to me. I am so grateful that I have someone as qualified and experienced as you to help me through this process. I seriously could not do it without you. You have taught me a lot about essay writing and I am so appreciative of your help. – J.Y., Transfer Essay Guidance student
E., I just wanted to let you know that I got into Barnard Early Decision! Thank you for everything you have done!!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you did for me! Thank You!! - H.L., Personal Boot Camp student
Barnard, Class of 2023
As we are nearing the end of this application process, only Colgate and Michigan applications left, I can not thank you enough for all of your assistance, advice and support. I would like to highlight the support piece as I think both P and I derived significant comfort from having an outside, very experienced advisor to turn to. Your edits and advice have been invaluable. I can not tell you how happy P was each time she saw an email from you that said “if you accept these edits, the essay is ready to go”. Immediately I would hear about it!!From a very depressed state, with your help, P is almost through a very long, daunting process, and is feeling much better. Although it’s not over yet…. a million thanks.I hope you will still be advising when my son R gets to this process (he’s in 10th grade now). Thank you again! –N.M., Essay Guidance Program parent
On behalf of T, I'm letting you know that she has been accepted to Princeton. We cannot thank you enough for all your help! – P.N, Personal Boot Camp parent
I really appreciate all of your hard work, suggestions and help for P. This has been immensely helpful and do not think we could have done this without you.  Really appreciate all the creative ideas and added activities that really help make P’s application stand out a little more.  We will definitely keep you in the loop and have already given you as a referral to several families. You have been awesome. Thank you! –B.B., parent of Personal Boot Camp student
M., I have GREAT news!!!! After a ton of nerves and anticipation, I found out last night that I've been admitted to the Class of 2023 Harvard University! I couldn't be happier to be in (and to not have to write a bunch of essays this weekend too)! With all this being said, I want to thank you for all of the incredible advice, support, and help you provided me over the course of the last 15 months. Your guidance made my college process infinitely less stressful and gave me a clear vision of the steps I wanted and needed to take in order to get an outcome of which I was proud. Thank you again!”–M.K., Private Counseling student
Harvard Class of 2023
Thank you for all of your help and support over the last four years. C is IN at UPENN/Wharton! Very excited for C and a big sigh of relief for all of us. Glad that C can enjoy her winter break! –O.D., Private Counseling parent
I got into NYU’s Liberal Global Study Program! I just want thank you for all your help and support during that intense three-day Boot Camp (I am so happy, and I'm running out of words to say). – J.M., Personal Boot Camp student
Thank you so much for putting in the extra time for my essays. It really says a lot! I appreciate your recommendations and managed to submit to several PhD programs using the essay you edited as a template. I'll be sure to keep you informed on their responses! (fingers crossed!) Thank you so much again!” –R.E., Grad School Essay Guidance student
K., a huge thanks from me and T to you. We couldn't have gotten through this process without your help. Our anxiety level has certainly dropped and we’re very happy with T’s acceptances thus far. This definitely calls for a very enjoyable holiday season! –P.W., parent of Private Counseling student
Thank you to you and Yvonne for the help over the years - I’m very thankful for the guidance you provided me with and know that without it, the college process would’ve been much more difficult and unmanageable for me! –O.S., Private Counseling student
L, I CANT BELIEVE IT! We are done with all of the essays! It is my birthday today and I couldn’t have gotten a better birthday present. Thank you so much for responding soooo quickly and helping me in this process. I have learned a lot from you and you are an excellent and kind teacher. I don't think anyone else on this planet could have done a better job than you did. Thanks again! –F.H., Essay Guidance Program student
Our Personal Boot Camp was great - intense, meaningful, & productive! Communication was 100% prior to the Boot Camp, our emailed questions were answered very quickly and thoroughly and during Boot Camp everything was perfect. We didn't have any concerns or questions. Post Boot Camp communication has continued to be wonderful!J. was truly a perfect match for S. She quickly bonded with her, truly listened to what she wanted to share in her essays, and guided her towards writing wonderful submissions! I know S. would love to stay in touch with her forever - she truly is an exceptional mentor. Our son will be yours too! –S.M., parent of Personal Boot Camp student
Thank you so much for your help and guidance. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you and the Top Tier Admissions Team! I'm still in between UPenn and Georgetown, but I will make sure to visit both. –S.I., Application Boot Camp student

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"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
"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
"We wanted to reach out to you and send a heartfelt thanks for guiding us through the college admissions process this past year.  Your direction was incredibly helpful! R. was admitted to Tufts Early Decision!!!  He is grateful for every minute you and your team spent with him and acknowledges the significant competitive edge gained by your insight and experience." --Y.W., Application Boot Camp parent
"You helped with all aspects of the application process. I came home confident and with a clear plan of what I was going to do! Can't thank you enough!" --Y.T., Boot Camp student
"I was just accepted into Dartmouth! I have yet to thank you for all the help with my application and support from this summer, so thank you so much!"– K.R., Boot Camp Student
ABC helped me streamline my list of schools and my essays. Excellent program.
Boot Camp 2014 student
"Just wanted tell you that I received my acceptance letter to Dartmouth today!! Thank you so much for all of your help this summer - I greatly appreciate it and it obviously paid off! Can't wait to be a 19!" - R.C., Application Boot Camp student
I finally know how to write a college essay. The one on one time with my senior counselor mentor made a big difference. - I.K., Boot Camp student
Boot Camp 2014 student
I just wanted to say thank you for all the help that I received during Boot Camp! I was able to do so much work and gain so much knowledge about the procedure of applying to college. I am so blessed to have had you as my best resources. I will definitely keep you posted when I start hearing from schools and thank you very much for all your help and feedback once again.” – L.L, Application Boot Camp student
“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
"Dear M., M. and your wonderful team, we are very happy to let you know that O. was accepted at Georgetown!!!! His “dream university." Thank you very much for all your help. We really appreciate it very much! You can imagine how proud we feel!." --P.Y., Application Boot Camp parent

K applied ED to Franklin & Marshall and was admitted thanks to your help. They told his high school dean that they were very impressed by the quality of his application. Thanks for your help and all you've done for our family. P continues to thrive at Haverford as a junior. – A.K., parent of Application Boot Camp student(s)

"Understanding what colleges really want to see in my essays was the most challenging thing but definitely the most beneficial part of Boot Camp!" --P.O., Boot Camp student
"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
"M. and M., I just found out that I have an unconditional offer from Oxford!" - T.Y., Application Boot Camp student
"I'm done with all of my college applications. It's August 19th! How many people can say they finished THAT early?! M., you are the GREATEST motivator!" - C.C., Application Boot Camp student
"Boot Camp was an incredibly effective use of my time and dramatically cut my stress levels during the application process." -R.O., Boot Camp student
"What a great start to my application process. I finished 5 essays and got a handle on the Common App and what colleges are looking for. Mimi and Michele's college interview speech is funny! They are great!" - Application Boot Camp student
"The environment in the Boot Camp meeting room was great and really encouraging. An intimidating process became much more user friendly and the senior mentors helped me overcome my writer's block." - Application Boot Camp student
"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!" -I.R., Application Boot Camp student

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