Dr. Michele Hernández and Mimi Doe founded Application Boot Camp® LLC after publishing their best-selling book, Don’t Worry: You’ll Get In in 2005. In 2015 they combined Hernandez College Consulting and Application Boot Camp® LLC to create Top Tier Admissions. Top Tier Admissions is a company devoted to empowering students from around the world in the college and graduate school admissions process. Top Tier’s 4 day Application Boot Camp has gained international attention and been featured in the New York Times as well as BusinessWeek magazine. Mimi Doe and Dr. Michele Hernandez are known as America’s premier college consultants.
Mimi Doe is the award-winning author of Nurturing Your Teenager’s Soul, Busy but Balanced, and 10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting, which was awarded a Parents’ Choice Approved Seal and was a finalist in the Books For a Better Life Award. Mimi and Michele coauthored Don’t Worry You’ll Get In! Mimi holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University. Dubbed a “parenting guru” by Ladies Home Journal, Mimi was featured in weekly segments on The Hallmark Channel’s New Morning TV for a number of years and has appeared on Oprah and the CBS Early Show as well as other national media. Her work has been covered in such publications as Child, Parenting, McCall’s, Family Circle, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, The London Independent, Forbes, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.
Mimi is an advocate for children and teenagers and believes that in the college admissions process, knowledge is power. It is her mission to make applications and admissions less stressful by fully informing students as well as supporting them in presenting their true selves. Her two daughters are successful college graduates having experienced Application Boot Camp® in their own college admissions journeys.
Dr. Michele Hernández is known as America’s premier college consultant through her work with high school students and her best-selling books: A is for Admission, The Middle School Years, and Acing the College Application and Don’t Worry You’ll Get In which she wrote with Mimi Doe.
Michele has been featured in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs including Newsweek, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Atlantic Monthly, The Today Show, CNN, and MSNBC and is an ongoing contributor to The Huffington Post. As an assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College for four years and the academic dean of a private high school in South Florida, Michele has crafted a unique angle for assisting students in gaining admission to the most selective colleges, incorporating her “inside perspective” on the admissions adventure. Dr. Hernández graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and went on to earn a Master’s degree in English and Comparative literature from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Nova Southeastern. She is married to Bruce Bayliss, former headmaster of the International School in Portland, Oregon. They have two children, three golden retrievers and a Gordon Setter. In her non-existent spare time, Michele enjoys stargazing with her Dobsonian telescope, winter mountaineering and reading obsessively.