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How does Acceptional work?

Acceptional helps high school students get accepted to their top choice school. The concept is simple. A student at one of our target schools uploads the personal statement or college admissions essay that got her into college. These personal statements and college admissions essays are used by high school students as benchmarks as well as inspiration for how to structure and approach their college admission essays.



How should I go about searching for an essay?

Unlike popular books of college admissions essays available in major bookstore chains, our database is dynamic, convenient and searchable by GPA, test scores, demographic data and much more. On the search page, you can start by entering a keyword (i.e. essay prompts, topics etc.) and/or search by college. Click on "Advanced Search Options" to search various other options, which all specify characteristics of the author who wrote the essay. Using the advanced search is a valuable way to find an essay written by someone like you!

 

You should also check out search tips and popular essays page for some quick insight into what works when searching, and some essays you can read right off the bat.



I’m receiving an error message when I upload my essay. What should I do?

If you’re having trouble uploading your essay, just e-mail it as an attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll make sure it gets uploaded to your account. Just include your school e-mail address in the body of the e-mail and we’ll send you an e-mail when your account is ready.



How do you ensure application essays are legitimate?

We only accept successful application essays from students and recent grads whose enrollment has been verified at the school their essays are listed under. Additionally, our expert staff reviews each essay to ensure it’s worth your time and money to read it.



How does Acceptional prevent plagiarism?

We provide a forum where students can share ideas and inspire each other through their work, stories and ideas. To ensure that the successful application essays found on Acceptional are never used for dishonest purposes. We have embraced and support the following policies to target plagiarism prevention. All current students and parents must agree to our plagiarism policy before they are allowed to read any essays. Acceptional works directly with admissions offices who can check admissions essays against our database of available essays. Most schools now have very sophisticated plagiarism detection software. With our help, they are able to locate instances of plagiarism even if students change some sentences and names in plagiarized essays. Every school requires applicants to sign that their work is their own. Click here to view our plagiarism policy.



Are you working with the university I want to attend?

Acceptional is an independent company that has no affiliation to any college or university. Acceptional does not share any of its users’ information in any way with any college or university. Acceptional does proactively reach out to and is collaborating with colleges across the country both to market to students and prevent plagiarism.



How should I use the example essays on this site so that I can write my own essay in the best possible way?

Acceptional offers you a concrete starting point where you can learn about the thought process, style, approach and type of content that leads to acceptance at top schools. We also provide subscribers with a process for finding relevant essays, learning why those essays worked as well as an application essay writing guide put together by admissions officers and top admissions professionals. You should use your essays to see for yourself what elite colleges and universities actually accept, and incorporate the lessons you learn while developing your own essay. However, you may not plagiarize in any form or reuse any part of the essays in this site on your application. See our plagiarism policy for more information. Also, see this page for some pointers about how to use the essays you purchase.



How do I get more involved with Acceptional?

Acceptional has flexible, part-time, virtual internships for college students, high school students and high school journalists.



By uploading, do I retain rights to the work?

In order to sell an essay, we must acquire the rights to it. Therefore, you transfer the rights to your essays to Acceptional when you upload. However, you can request that your essays be removed from our database at any time by sending us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Once removed, your essays will no longer be searchable but people who have already paid to read your essay will continue to have access.



What if I am dissatisfied with the essays I read?

Acceptional is committed to customer satisfaction and therefore has a no questions asked money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with our service for any reason we will give you a full refund, it´s that simple. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a refund.



What if I want to remove my essays after I upload them?

You can request that your essays be removed from our database at any time by sending us an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Once removed, your essays will no longer appear in search results, but people who have already paid to read your essays will continue to have access.



I forgot my password/username. How do I reset it?

If you forgot your username or password, just click "Sign In" in the top-right corner. From there, you can follow the links to reset your username or password.

 
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