Los Angeles, California

United States

Consultant Bio

My years as a writer and editor prior to joining Accepted encompassed a wide variety of roles, projects, and subject matter. I have worked on projects as diverse as editing The Handbook of Psychiatry and the Law, serving as project manager/editor for a Prentice-Hall reference text on employee stock ownership plans, and researching and writing book-length market studies. From 1992 through 1997, I worked at the business book publisher Quality Resources, first as acquisitions editor and then as editorial director. These roles immersed me in the business of publishing. In 1998 I began what is, without question, my most important work, admissions consulting at Ever since, I have been helping Accepted’s clients articulate their ideas, goals, and experiences in thoughtfully crafted graduate application essays. I have worked with clients from all over the world and with re-applicants. Through several business cycles, multiple communication technology developments, and evolving social norms, one constant has been clients’ admission success.

Company Information

Headquartered in Southern California, with talented admissions consultants in North America, Europe, and Asia, Accepted can assist you, no matter where you are. With a staff of former admissions directors, published authors, and experienced consultants, we’ve been helping MBA applicants to top business schools for more than 20 years. We know the admissions biz. We know how to help you get accepted.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We offer comprehensive application packages as well as flat-rate and hourly options for “ala carte” services like essay editing, interview prep, resumes, and waitlist guidance. You can also start on a flat-rate basis and then switch to hourly plans for later work. Plus, we encourage new clients to start with a small purchase, like one hour, and then if they like us, purchase more or upgrade to packages. Check out our flexible service options at .

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Phone: 310-815-9553



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Incredibly Professional & Personable
    3 months ago
    I have enjoyed working with Cindy so far so much I can already tell how worth it this experience will be for me! I had no idea what to write for my personal statement in my application or how to sell myself through it, but Cindy, with all her years experience, has been a great help at getting me started. She is also always quick to answer emails and right on time with calls that are scheduled. I really appreciate working with Cindy and would recommend her to anyone looking for help with their admissions essays!
    Class of 2023 Applicant
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  • Very Professional & Pays Attention To Details
    5 months ago
    Cindy is the best application consultant I've worked with. My application started very late (1 month before the last deadline). Cindy helped me outline the action items and prioritize the things I need to do. Her work is very punctual and thorough. The conversation between her and I always inspired me. I would never regret to have purchased her 10-hour service at the very beginning. I strongly recommend Cindy for her many years of experience in MBA/EMBA and master's application consulting and more importantly her inspiring characteristics.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Great, Professional, to the point, and worked
    2 years ago
    I run my own business and was looking at EMBA programs. I found accepted in an online search as I was beginning the application process and realized I hadn't written an "essay" or had to apply for anything in years. Cindy took the scaffold that I had started to create with the beginnings of my application and helped me build an app that really showcased my strengths. I was accepted into an Ivy league EMBA program.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Great professional and great person!
    2 years ago
    Cindy is fantastic. Just like some other people mentioned here, she never tries to impose some pre-defined patterns on your candidacy, but instead helps you position your true self in the best possible way. Cindy is good for both high-level application strategy and nitty gritty details like essay checking. One factor where Cindy clearly stands out from many other consultants is that she really knows the "untold" specifics of top US programs (in my case it was about which schools "like" candidates with above-average experience). And finally I can't overstate how dedicated Cindy is to her clients. She really cares and she never hesitates to to go that extra mile to help. What can be more precious than that. But, hey, let results speak for ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • my lucky star!
    2 years ago
    To me, meeting Cindy was like Google’s “ I’m feeling lucky ” click! I am glad to have got acquainted with her. She had been a great mentor and helped me throughout the admission process from A to Z to one of the TOP business schools. Cindy has tremendous experience and knowledge in the consultation field, she is very easy going and flexible, in the sense that she welcomes you as you are and guides you to *BE YOUR BEST* (because that is what matters the most to get selected, unlike other consultants who tend to impose a specific style or guidelines... that doesn't add any value). If anyone wants to increase the chances of getting accepted to a top school I highly recommend her. ...
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    Class of 2017 Applicant
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  • MBA Essay Editing
    3 years ago
    I worked with Cindy on editing my essays to both UVA Darden and NYU Stern. She was a great asset in helping me craft these essays. She was able to provide assistance with brainstorming essay topics, suggesting areas where the essay could be strengthened with additional detail or examples, and providing tips on essay flow and grammar. Her insight into what the adcoms at these schools were looking for was very helpful, and provided good peace of mind that I was on the right track. I can happily report that I was accepted to both schools, and Cindy's help with my essays was a big part of that. I would definitely recommend her to others looking for help with MBA essays.
    Class of 2019 Anonymous
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