Give yourself the best chance of acceptance

The benefits of our professional program

Gaining the Competitive Edge

Over the past decade, top colleges have continued to become more competitive. Every step in preparation counts, including an improved personal essay, revised common application, and well-practiced interview.


Our advisors and editors have been the top performers at their institutions, served on admissions committees at elite programs, and have revised hundreds of successful applications.

Editing and review that makes the difference

Our admissions expertise can make a significant difference – many of our applicants have been accepted to some of the worlds top universities.

Which Services Will Best Fit Your Needs?

Personal Essay Editing

An amazing personal statement can be the decisive factor in acceptance​ at top universities. Our editing by college advisors and admissions experts helps you optimize the center-piece of your application through multiple rounds of detailed edits.

Secondary Essay Editing

The secondary essays are an exceptionally important part of the application that should not be overlooked. Our advisors assist applicants in guiding essay structure and content to prepare for submission to their programs of choice.

Individualized Application Review

With several factors that go into the college application that can determine success, a comprehensive review ensures that all sections of the application including essays and experiences are fully prepared for submission.

Interview Preparation

Programs may have multiple different interview formats, and preparing for the most common and difficult college interview questions with an experienced team can make the difference between rejection and acceptance at top institutions.

Resume and C.V. Editing

Resume editing is crucial in the application process, and allows you to concisely highlight your most important achievements effectively. Our expert advisors offer exceptional C.V. and resume editing to optimize your application for committee review.

Individual Applicant Advising

If you are a parent or student that is planning for the application in advance and are wondering what experiences will be most advantageous, we offer individual advising sessions for college applicants in order to plan their journey carefully for success upon submission.

Prior Admissions Expertise

With inside knowledge of how the admissions committee process works, our advisors can help gear your application to be as visible and attractive to committees as possible.

Experienced Editing

Our editors have spent years reviewing applications, identifying mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and enhancing each element of an application to shine once submitted. 

Elite Preparation

Having graduated from some of the most competitive programs in the country, our advisors know what it takes to get there – and how to prepare you for success. 

Tradition of Excellence

Many of our students have achieved acceptance to their top-choice programs, and some of the most competitive universities around the globe. 

Elite Advising For Comprehensive Preparation

It is no secret that over the past 10 years, admission to college has become even more competitive with national and international applicants all aiming for limited spots at top universities. Yet, on average over the United States, the ratio of number of students to one guidance counselor is 455 to 1. Even at high schools with excellent resources, a guidance counselor may be in charge of dozens of student applications at the same time. ExceptionalGrad aims to help students and parents navigate this process with a personalized approach to application preparation, which helps students succeed in applying to their top choices by carefully reviewing their resume and C.V., personal essay, and entire application prior to submission. Our team of admissions experts will assist in brainstorming ideas that are unique to the student and colleges they are applying to, and provide editing by advisors with extensive experience in the college application process. 

Have you qualified for an application fee waiver?

For students who have qualified for a full application fee waiver and can provide a copy of their fee waiver documentation, we are committed to providing services to applicants with financial need and will provide one of our individual services with fees completely waived. Believe you may qualify? Contact us below!

Meet our Expert Team of College Advisors

Joshua Chrisman, M.D., M. ED

B.S. - University of Washington; Masters of Education - UT Austin

Isidora Filipovic, B.S.

B.S. - Brandeis University; M.S. Candidate - New York University

Anatoli Berezovsky, M.D.

B.S. - University of Wisconsin; M.D. - University of Texas at Austin

Megan Herzon, MBA

B.S. - Boston College; MBA - Columbia University

Chethan Panda, B.S.

B.A. - Georgetown University; MBA Candidate - Wharton at UPenn 2023

Ruth Sanchez, M.D., MPH

B.S. - University of Colorado; M.D. - University of Texas at Austin; MPH - UT Houston

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Seeking help with a specific item? Choose from our services

Personal Essay Editing

Secondary Essay Editing

Individualized Application Review

Interview Preparation

Resume and C.V. Editing

Individual Applicant Advising

Still Deciding?

Your next step will require years of commitment with future opportunities at stake depending on the program type and reputation of the institution. It is worth the initial investment in your application to make sure that you receive the acceptance that is right for you, and one that fully realizes your goals for the future. Reach out with any questions below if you are still deciding which service will most serve your application needs.

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