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“I’m writing this while sitting in my room at Northwestern. I’m having such a great time here in college, and couldn’t be happier. Thanks for everything you’ve done for me. I’m profoundly grateful for your help and I can’t imagine where I would’ve ended up without it. I also secretly hope you are showing my Common Application essay to people because it is so good!”

At College Inspired, success is when our students are admitted to colleges that are right for them–where they can thrive and experience personal and intellectual growth.

The following are excerpts from unsolicited messages from some of our clients.

“Sent in my acceptance to Pomona. Couldn’t have done it without you and Margaret :) Wish I could tell sophomore-me that dreams do come true!”


“I’ve been accepted at Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, Cornell, Georgetown, and NYU–my family and I are ecstatic about the results! I’m incredibly grateful to be in the position I am in now. Thank you so much for everything you’ve helped me with for the past year and a half. I truly believe I could not have gotten here without you!”


"Hi Mike! I wanted to let you know that I just got a letter in the mail today saying that I got accepted to University of Redlands! Thank you for helping me with my essays and application."


"Alanna, I'd like to thank you once again for all the guidance and support you have given me. I doubt I would have had a successful application otherwise. I will be as diligent as I can from here on out and through college." -UCLA student


"Mr. Craig, I GOT INTO BROWN."


"Hi Mike,

It was a pleasure working with you over the past 4 years.  Your advice to us has been very helpful and beneficial.  We are so grateful to have you on our side all these years.  Thank you again for your efforts. We will be sure to stay in touch." -Lehigh University parents


"Hi Mike! I'm really excited to tell you that I recently signed and committed to USC!!!!!!️ Thank you so much for all of your help! I couldn't have done all of this without you! I got some scholarship money and have already signed up for the Admitted Students' Day, orientation, and housing! Again, my family and I want to sincerely thank you so, so much! You've been an amazing advisor!"


"Hey Mr. Craig,


I will be committing to MIT.


Thank you for all you've done to help me get to where I am today.

It just seems was meant to be for me to go to MIT.


I actually got a very good financial offer and I am looking forward to MIT very much! :)"


"Hey there Mike,


How are you?! Busy with applications for a new batch of seniors, I'm assuming. Hope everything is going great with you.


I just returned from semester abroad in Costa Rica (I did a Global Health/Tropical Medicine program through Duke.) I was driving around the area yesterday, and passed by the good old College Inspired office that I once upon a time spent many hours in hahaha. Thought I'd shoot you an email to say hi, and if there is anyone who is interested in applying to Tufts/gets accepted, I am an enthusiastic advocate for my school!! :)


Anyways, have a wonderful holiday season!!!! Still grateful to this day that you suggested Tufts because I could not be happier."


"Hi Mike,


I've just finished Orientation Week at Rice, and I can't believe everything is going by so fast! The upperclassmen are currently moving in right now, and it's a little overwhelming because right after I've familiarized myself with the people around me, even more move in.


I can't thank you enough for your wonderful guidance and support - I couldn't have done this without you! Here, I am a proud Rice Owl and a possibly even prouder Duncaroo (because Duncan is THE BEST RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE). I've made new friends, and though I know it'll take a while before I establish any life-long friendships, I'm looking forward to these new connections.


The support system at Rice is great, and students and faculty have a lot of respect for each other. I came to O-Week confused and lost, but now I have my schedule all sorted out and a potential major that I'm going for. The dorms here are absolutely AMAZING and the food is delicious. The only things I'm not used to are the mosquitos and the rain. But the upside is that I'm not as homesick as I'd thought I'd be.


Again, thank you so much for everything for the past few years!"

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