Through a carefully regimented and intensive months-long process, Accelerate works with dozens of students each year on the college application process, advising students on their comprehensive college lists and helping them craft and perfect their essays. With college admissions as competitive and cutthroat as ever, our advisors readily prepare students to maximize their chances of acceptance into their top university choices.
Accelerate offers the following college consulting services each year and begins accepting students during June of their junior years. Please contact administration for up-to-date fees.
Sessions will be open to any questions about the college application process. Students are encouraged to bring transcripts, resumes, and anything else relevant to assess their candidacies for college admissions and to facilitate discussion. Parents are welcome to accompany the students during the session.
Students who prefer to have their college essays analyzed and revised on the basis of writing (that is, grammar, prose, etc.) may choose to do so via Google Docs. While there are no consulting sessions included, students will be able to send a set number of college essays and supplements to be edited; they may generally expect an essay to be revised within 3 days. Content quality is not deliberated for this service; only writing and grammar are addressed.
The all-inclusive service includes a minimum of 10 hours of one-on-one, in-person counseling with our advisors in which students will be evaluated, statistically and individualistically, to determine their college prospects, establish the optimal strategies for applying, and brainstorm potential ideas for the essays and supplements. The base fee also encompasses full consulting on the primary essay of the Common Application (or personal statement for schools that do not utilize the Common Application), as well as the refinement of other elements of the application (extracurricular activities, etc.). Essay consulting will be implemented both in-person and via Google Docs. The base fee covers all work on the main essay and Common Application during the college application process, from Early Decision/Action to Regular Decision.
Additional essays/supplements will be subject to additional fees, depending on word limit. The essays will be edited and scrutinized via Google Docs, and will receive the same amount of deliberation as the main essay. Essays (those that have already counted towards the fee) repeated for submission across different universities and responses requiring fewer than 150 words will not contribute to the overall fee.
For those who wish to personally work with Andrew Liu, he accepts a maximum of ten students each year for all-inclusive counseling.
Accelerate College Acceptances (2010-Current)
Accelerate has been fortunate to have worked with countless high achievers who displayed the diligence, acumen, and ambition necessary for success in the college admissions process. Our track record speaks for itself, as many of our students receive admission to their top college choices, including top-rated institutions (shown below, as ranked by US News in 2023), competitive SUNY and CUNY programs, and specialized BA/MD and BS/MD programs.
|1. Princeton||32||T-15. WashU||22|
|2. MIT||29||17. Cornell||172|
|T-3. Harvard||26||T-18. Columbia||42|
|T-3. Stanford||17||T-18. Notre Dame||33|
|T-3. Yale||21||T-20. Berkeley||42|
|6. UChicago||32||T-20. UCLA||37|
|T-7. Johns Hopkins||31||T-22. Carnegie Mellon||103|
|T-7. UPenn||41||T-22. Emory||27|
|9. Caltech||😢||T-22. Georgetown||28|
|T-10. Duke||33||T-25. NYU||363|
|T-10. Northwestern||24||T-25. UMich||220|
|12. Dartmouth||48||T-25. USC||33|
|T-13. Brown||73||T-25. Virginia||47|
|T-13. Vanderbilt||31||T-29. Florida||65|
|T-15. Rice||40||T-29. UNC||22|