Working with Nancy and Beth was one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made. They offered strategies that helped our daughter stand out, and highlighted an off the beaten path major in her essays. But perhaps the best thing about working with Beth and Nancy was that they understood that a student’s goals and expectations inevitably change during the high school years. They remained committed to helping our daughter figure out what she wanted to study and where. It was a time of huge emotional growth for her. Both Nancy and Beth were there to provide support, answer questions, and foster that development.
In a year marked by public cheating scandals and historically low admissions, our daughter was accepted to several elite universities, including one that turned out to be her dream school. She has never been happier. And Beth and Nancy were there ethically and responsibly, every step of the way.
I wholeheartedly recommend Nancy and Beth and the services of Acceptance Ahead.”
—Parent, Westchester NY, Georgetown University student, Class of 2023
We believe that the best decision during this challenging college application process was consulting with Beth and Nancy of Acceptance Ahead. They are both extremely knowledgeable, remarkably talented, and extraordinarily skilled in helping with all phases of the process from the initial search to the ultimate application deadlines and submissions. They have deep insight into the many psychological components that teens and parents face throughout this time. They are masters at conquering the notorious essay writing block: they listen intensely to your teen and brilliantly tease out poignant details that may otherwise be overlooked. They also ensure that the focus remains on target. Beth and Nancy fostered within our teen an even stronger commitment to produce the best written essays possible. Happily, our teen timely completed all of the applications well before the deadlines and submitted beautiful, creative, and heartfelt essays.
We were ecstatic to receive the wonderful news of acceptance on Early Decision day! Acceptance Ahead lives true to its name!
Thank you Beth and Nancy!”
—Parent, Westchester, N.Y. University of Pennsylvania student. Class of 2021.
We could not be more thrilled with the expert advice that Acceptance Ahead gave our son during his college application process! Beth and Nancy began working with our son at the end of his sophomore year, and he was skillfully guided the whole way through. Acceptance Ahead assisted with course selection for his junior and senior years, advised him regarding standardized testing, helped compile a comprehensive list of universities, guided him through the Common Application process, edited his personal statement and supplemental essays, and prepared him for his interviews. They were available over phone, email and Skype practically at any time! Beth and Nancy’s encouragement, warmth, and humor kept our son feeling confident and motivated throughout a somewhat grueling process.
It is without reservation that we recommend Acceptance Ahead to any family looking for start-to-finish guidance with the college admission process. We will absolutely be working with Beth and Nancy when our next child is ready to begin his college adventure!”
—Parent, Pittsburgh, PA. University of Pennsylvania student. Class of 2021
I was referred to Beth and Nancy for the youngest of my 3 kids but I wish that I had worked with them sooner! They made an extremely stressful process flawless and actually very exciting. It was instant chemistry for my son when he met them. Beth and Nancy were smart, non-intimidating and had an amazing knack for getting my son to dig deep within himself. They got to know him very quickly and I was so impressed with how they helped brainstorm ways to make him come alive through his applications.
Their high energy and positivity was remarkable and they were a wonderful duo, both providing their strengths in different areas while always bouncing things off each other for the best outcome. They did an amazing job of editing his work in an extremely organized and timely manner. They kept my son on track and he was even done with weeks to spare. We felt comfortable emailing them at any time of day or night, and they got back to us within minutes!
We enjoyed working with Beth and Nancy. My son was accepted to the colleges he applied to and we both owe a huge thank you to Beth and Nancy for their guidance and support.”
—Parent, Westchester, N.Y. University of Wisconsin student. Class of 2021.
Beth and Nancy are very professional. What sets them apart is the genuine interest and enthusiasm they shower on their advisees. They are part college counselors, psychologists, strategists, editors, marketers, and family advisors. We are lucky that we worked with them since our family lives in Greece, and they were systematically and thoughtfully involved every step of the way. It has been a pleasure to work with them and they helped our daughter get into her dream school.
Thank you Beth and Nancy!”
—Parents, Athens, Greece, Yale University student, Class of 2020
Beth and Nancy provided a sea of calm during a very turbulent year and made our family’s journey through the maze of college visits and applications proceed as smoothly as possible. We met Beth and Nancy during our son’s sophomore year, and they were kind, open and constantly reassuring, particularly during stressful moments of junior and senior years! The services Beth and Nancy provide are all encompassing; they helped our son identify potential schools, provided a consistent framework to evaluate each college, located an SAT tutor and recommended an appropriate amount of time to prep and take the test. Most importantly, they worked diligently with our son on his essays. Beth and Nancy helped our son identify essay topics and kept him on a tight schedule. Through all of their editing, they allowed his voice to shine through. Our son had his first acceptance by early November and a wide-variety of choices, each a very good fit, to choose from.
Thanks to their constant support, we felt calm and in control throughout the entire crazy process. Because of them, we were able to avoid the conflict that often disrupts many families during the senior year of high school, and we were able to enjoy our time together. We will be starting all over with Beth and Nancy for our younger son. Thank you!”
—Parents, Westchester, NY, University of Wisconsin student, Class of 2020
Nancy & Beth had just what it took to keep our daughter motivated and on schedule during the difficult college admissions process. They encouraged her to write her essays from her heart and made sure her true voice stood out. She received wonderful feedback on her essays from the admissions experts at Sarah Lawrence College who recognized she was a perfect fit for their school! From day one, Nancy and Beth knew the types of schools that would be best for my daughter to tour and they were helpful at encouraging her during the application season. We highly recommend Acceptance Ahead.”
—Parent, New York, NY, Sarah Lawrence College student, Class of 2020
We began working with Acceptance Ahead late in the college application process. Nancy and Beth were extremely accommodating and literally jumped through hoops again and again to advise our daughter on school choices, on strategy, and by critiquing every essay, paragraph by paragraph. Their comments were always spot on, and they often responded late into the evening, taking a personal interest every step of the way. My wife and I both feel that Nancy and Beth treated our daughter exactly as if she were their daughter, and when she was accepted early decision at Wesleyan, they celebrated as we did. These two are truly experts at what they do — exceptionally capable and a tremendous resource for parents and students in navigating the complex process of college preparation, selection and application. They are winners.”
—Parents, Westchester County, NY, Wesleyan University student, Class of 2019.
Working with Acceptance Ahead was one of the best decisions we ever made!
Our son began working with Nancy and Beth during his sophomore year and he felt comfortable with them from the moment he started. The two of them made our son feel confident and more secure, and they made him laugh throughout the process. Their thoughtful reminders, appropriate suggestions and excellent editing skills enabled us to simply support our son without constantly”nudging” him.
Working with Acceptance Ahead early in the high school process was instrumental because they were able to get to really understand our child and help him hone in on his passions and talents. Nancy and Beth encouraged our son to focus on his unique interests and they helped him discover ways to apply his skills toward summer internships, and eventually, toward specific majors in college. Our son particularly appreciated their expertise in mock interview training and their guidance in selecting high school courses. We were so appreciative that Nancy and Beth were so incredibly responsive, and whenever things got stressful, they really alleviated the anxiety for all of us!
Our son ended up being accepted Early Decision at a specialized program at his dream school and he (and we) couldn’t be happier! Regardless of the outcome, we knew we had amazing experts on our team, and that our son would end up in the right place.
We highly recommend Acceptance Ahead and can’t wait to work with them again with our younger daughters!”
—Parents, Westchester County, NY, Cornell University student, Class of 2019.
With the guidance of Nancy and Beth, I knew exactly what I needed to do and when I needed to do it. They made the college process much less stressful for me and my family! After many drafts, they helped me write an excellent Common App essay that captured the “real” me. They would answer any of my questions within hours, and they sent me back my drafts very quickly. Their advice made me feel confident and they helped me keep track of everything. The result was very positive, with me getting into my Early Decision school. I owe that success to Nancy and Beth, and for them and their help, I am truly grateful.”
—Senior, Westchester County, NY, Duke University, Class of 2019.