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The following comments represent some of the unsolicited feedback we receive each year. They provide an idea of some of the challenges our clients have faced, and of how our consultants have helped them gain admission to their top-choice law schools. We may correct typographical errors or misspellings, and will change or withhold details to protect client privacy, but otherwise do not edit these comments.

"Dear Mr. Petersam:

Derek is brilliant.  That sentence is the closest I can come to accurately expressing how wonderful it was to work with him on my law school applications. At the beginning of my working with Derek, I was nervous about the whole application process and the level of uncertainty it presented.

From our first conversation, Derek was very upfront about the qualifications necessary to compete at the top programs and was instrumental to my realization that my non-traditional background (undergraduate and graduate degrees in music) could be a positive rather than a negative in my application.

Upon discovering that my LSAT score was below what I expected it would be, Derek reassured me that I would still be competitive at my first choice school, Penn Law, and suggested applying Early Decision. This necessitated editing my personal statement and writing one additional essay in little over one week. 

Thanks to his superhuman ability to spot even the most minor flaw in my essays and his extremely fast turnaround time - we would occasionally go back-and-forth many times in one hour - we managed to perfect my writing samples comfortably within this time frame. More valuable than Derek's expertise in preparing my application is his realistic yet ever optimistic personality. 

My email exchange with him was beyond pleasant, rising occasionally to a conversation among friends.  His obvious care and concern for me and my application was always palpable, and I am sure I would have given up at several points if it hadn't been for his encouragement and friendly prodding.

In a world where we are always so quick to point out what is wrong and what problems we experience, I feel it is equally important to praise someone for going above and beyond what is required or expected. 

I am confident that, no matter how the admissions decisions pan out, I could not have presented anywhere near the level of application that I have assembled with Derek's help.  He helped me find what existed in me all along, and for that, I am infinitely grateful."  C, Pennsylvania


"Dear Mr. Meeker,

I have made the final decision (as of last week obviously) to attend Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. The first week has been fantastic (albeit very intense). I Just wanted to reiterate one last time that I only applied there because you suggested to, and it just happened to be the only school to which I was accepted off the waitlist! If you had not suggested it in passing during our one hour session I would not be in school right now. Thank you again.

Sincerely,"  J, California


"Heike,

Well here's the wrap up.. I withdrew my app from everywhere and accepted Harvard...I went to the admit weekend and it was good and I can see myself there, other than the weather and the prices of housing, but hey I can deal with it...I went there before the decision from Stanford came and was pretty much sold on Harvard....But all and all I want to thank you. This was a crazy cycle and I was definitely more successful than I could have ever dreamed of. I thank you for being so patient with me and for all your help and advice. I don't know what I would have done with out you...thanks so much." U, Minnesota


"Heike counseled me to apply early decision and helped me see that the University of Chicago was the best choice for me. She even took me on a personal visit to the campus. She was enthusiastic but realistic. I know I will keep in touch with Heike throughout my legal career and I am indebted to her for her generosity and insight. Her assessment was essential to my decision to apply early decision at U of C. While I may have been accepted to U of C without ED, Heike encouraged me to apply ED, and I will always be grateful for that encouragement. I would certainly recommend this service if the student is already very committed. I don't think AC can work miracles, but you can boost a motivated student's chances of having good odds to having excellent ones."  L, Pennsylvania


"Anne was a delight to work with. She obviously knows her stuff, conveys her thoughts professionally and thoroughly and with compassion."  C, Virginia


"Last year I did not get accepted to any school nor did a friend of mine. Heike [his consultant] re-targeted my school choices, fine-tuned my resume, and helped me rewrite my application essay. In total, it was two weeks work for me. She was very honest about my chances at other schools. The results were incredible. I got into every school she helped me with. My friend joined Admissions Consultants, and was assigned to Heike. He friend got into every school he applied to as well. Heike is fantastic. She was totally honest about my chances at other schools. After the acceptance letters came, she was very helpful in making my final choice. choosing after acceptances. I wish I had done this last year. I would be a year ahead today."  S, Illinois


"Hey Mark,

I haven't spoken to you in a while and I hope this email finds you having an enjoyable summer. I wanted to let you know that I have made a final decision on law school:
drum roll ......
I got accepted into Syracuse Law and I am soooo soooo excited...I found an apartment this weekend and I am all ready to attend in the fall....
I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to you for all of your help in this process. Your dedication and compassion helped me achieve so much regarding law school acceptance and I am eternally grateful....It has been a sincere pleasure working with you this past year. Thank You once again and I will keep in touch,"  S, New Jersey


"Hi Heike,

Thanks a lot for your help once again. I am admitted at Windsor Law School for 2007-2008. How's things around you? I hope you are doing great."  J, Canada


"Hi David,

Below is the final list of schools that I was accepted and waitlisted to. Acceptances:
Tulane University
Franklin Pierce Law School
(with a 15,000 a year renewable scholarship)
Syracuse University College of Law

Waitlisted:
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Tennessee
University of San Francisco
American University Washington College of Law
College of William & Mary
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
University of Houston
University of Miami

Thanks for your help and advice. Sincerely,"  E, Texas


"Hey Heike,

I'm IN at Syracuse!!!! I just got the letter!!! It was dated June 1st...so I guess they made more than one offer that day!! I'm totally 100% going there!!! Thanks for all your help.
Thanks," E, New York


"Heike,

Well...application season is now over for me. Loyola sent a letter today. Yes, well...I am ACCEPTED!!!! Freakin' incredible!!!! Okay, you turned 9 denials last year into 5 acceptances and 2 waitlists. I am so pleased. Not one, not one outright denial. I know you have heard this all before from me, but thanks, thanks, thanks. You are the best." T, Texas


"Hi David,

I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I had a wonderful experience with AdmissionsConsultants, and especially that Amy was FABULOUS. She was beyond helpful and simplified the entire process for me immensely. Thank you! Best,"  A, California


"Hi David - I have to thank you and your company because even though I got a 143 on my LSAT I still managed to get into Hofstra law school so far - I'm still waiting on other schools -but THANK YOU sooooo much! Your service is soooo amazing." Best, " V, New Jersey


"Dear Maria:

Thank you very much for the email. Ms. Amy Johnson is a great consultant. She guided me in the right decision and honed every detail of my application to the very perfection. I worked hard for my application this year, but her advices made my efforts more worthy. Without her help, I wouldn't be able to get into my top school so soon. Thanks again,"  -X, Georgia


"Hi David:

Just to inform you that Fordham and Pace have accepted me to their LLM program. Amy was a fantastic help and I'm sure I wouldn't have done it without her, specially Fordham, which was the most difficult application to process, so Amy should be very proud. Thanks again,"  L, New Jersey


"Heike,

Thank you so much for all the help, I know I'm neurotic and you really helped me tremendously through this process. At the end of the day I was accepted into seven of the eight schools to which I applied, that is a strong testament to your abilities. Final tally was ASU, Santa Clara, Oregon, Pitt, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and denied at DePaul, who needs them?
I know that without your help the above list of acceptances would be shorter and I doubt that I would have been accepted into ASU which was my dream school. I'll make sure to keep you updated with my progress. Thanks again,

Sincerely,"  B, District of Columbia


"Heike,

Well here's the wrap up...I withdrew my app from everywhere and accepted Harvard...I went to the admit weekend and it was good and I can see myself there, other than the weather and the prices of housing, but hey I can deal with it...I went there before the decision from Stanford came and was pretty much sold on Harvard...But all and all I want to thank you. This was a crazy cycle and I was definitely more successful than I could have ever dreamed of. I thank you for being so patient with me and for all your help and advice. I don't know what I would have done with out you...thanks so much." D, California


"Well Mark, everything all paid off. Got into Harvard Law today! It's really one of the happiest moments of my life, so again, thank you so much for your help with everything. Let the celebrations begin!!!" S, Maryland


"Heike,

Just got the word - I'm in [Harvard Law School]! And I don't really need to think about it - I'm going! :) Thanks so much for all of your help! Cheers," C, Virginia


"Hi Heike,

I thought I would just provide an update for you. I am actually really excited because I just got OFF the waitlist at the University of Virginia. I really think that I got in because, after taking your advice, I went to go visit Virginia and had a great meeting with the Dean. Thank you for your help, and I will keep you update with any more decisions.

Warm Regards,"  N, Connecticut


"Dear Heike,

I just wanted to send a note to thank you again for all your help and patience during this whole admissions process. Thanks to you, I'll be starting Tulane in the fall. Without your help, I would have never thought of applying there! Thanks again for everything. I'm looking forward to starting school in the fall."  C, California


"I am soooooooooooooo happy!! I got in, I got in. The dean of Georgetown even wrote by hand a letter to me, it was short, but still it soo reassuring and I feel so proud of myself right now.

I just wanted to so how thankful I am for your help...

Thank you again.

I am so glad that I got to work with you."  A, New York


"Dear Admission Consultants Advisor, I need to thank you for your assistance in my law school application process. Though it is still early in the game and I have yet to hear from 4 law schools out of 18, I was admitted to Catholic U, LSU, SUNY Buffalo and Alabama-Tuscaloosa with a 3/4 merit scholarship. I have been admitted to the waitlist of American U, U Florida, Loyola-Chicago, George Mason, Tennessee and U Maryland School of Law. Though I will try to thank Ms. Dutia via email as soon as I have the complete list of acceptances/rejections at hand, please thank her for her guidance in filling out my application and choosing the best approach for my essays. Regards,"  M, Italy


"Heike counseled me to apply early decision and helped me see that the University of Chicago was the best choice for me. She even took me on a personal visit to the campus. She was enthusiastic but realistic. I know I will keep in touch with Heike throughout my legal career and I am indebted to her for her generosity and insight. Her assessment was essential to my decision to apply early decision at U of C. While I may have been accepted to U of C without ED, Heike encouraged me to apply ED, and I will always be grateful for that encouragement. I would certainly recommend this service if the student is already very committed. I don't think AC can work miracles, but you can boost a motivated student's chances of having good odds to having excellent ones."  L, Pennsylvania


"Anne was a delight to work with. She obviously knows her stuff, conveys her thoughts professionally and thoroughly and with compassion."  B, Wisconsin


"Last year I did not get accepted to any school nor did a friend of mine. Heike [his consultant] re-targeted my school choices, fine-tuned my resume, and helped me rewrite my application essay. In total, it was two weeks work for me. She was very honest about my chances at other schools. The results were incredible. I got into every school she helped me with. My friend joined Admissions Consultants, and was assigned to Heike. He got into every school he applied to as well. Heike is fantastic. She was totally honest about my chances at other schools. After the acceptance letters came, she was very helpful in making my final choice. I wish I had done this last year. I would be a year ahead today."  S, Illinois


"Hey Mark,

I haven't spoken to you in a while and I hope this email finds you having an enjoyable summer. I wanted to let you know that I have made a final decision on law school:

drum roll ......

I got accepted into Syracuse Law and I am soooo soooo excited...I found an apartment this weekend and I am all ready to attend in the fall....

I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to you for all of your help in this process. Your dedication and compassion helped me achieve so much regarding law school acceptance and I am eternally grateful....It has been a sincere pleasure working with you this past year.

Thank you once again and I will keep in touch,"  S, New Jersey


"Hey Heike,

I'm IN at Syracuse!!!! I just got the letter!!! It was dated June 1st...so I guess they made more than one offer that day!! I'm totally 100% going there!!! Thanks for all your help.

Thanks,"  E, New York


"Heike, I got in U of Michigan. Thanks again."  B, Mississippi


"Heike,

Well...application season is now over for me. Loyola sent a letter today. Yes, well...I am ACCEPTED!!!! Freakin' incredible!!!! Okay, you turned 9 denials last year into 5 acceptances and 2 waitlists. I am so pleased. Not one, not one outright denial. I know you have heard this all before from me, but thanks, thanks, thanks. You are the best."  T, Texas


"Hi David:

Just to inform you that Fordham and Pace have accepted me to their LLM program. Amy was a fantastic help and I'm sure I wouldn't have done it without her, specially Fordham, which was the most difficult application to process, so Amy should be very proud. Thanks again,"  L, New Jersey


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