Testimonials

Alexandru Badea

University of Cambridge

2023

During high school, I was more concerned with Olympiad results than multidisciplinary development, so when I started thinking about applying to college I realized I was not at all prepared for this ch...

Tana Cuturela

University of Pennsylvania

2023

Applying to the best colleges in the US is a long and demanding process. On top of your regular extracurricular activities and school responsibilities, you need to prepare for the SATs and write a lot...

Mihnea Piuaru

Oxford

2025

"Working with Upgrade has been a pleasant and unique experience, especially due to the people I have worked with. My mentor was very involved in the application process, and because he was in the same...

Flaviana Crâznic

Cambridge

2025

Upgrade Education put me into contact with my mentor, without whom I would not have been able to get this far. It's hard to find someone who studies the same subject and at the same university that yo...

Marta Teodora Trales

Bristol/ Ecole Polytechnique

2025

Upgrade Education and the mentor I have worked with helped me grasp and value my potential to get into top universities. My mentor and the work we have done together have made me acquire self-confiden...

Anne Grete Aljas

NYU Shanghai

2026

I truly believe that if I wouldn’t have collaborated with Upgrade, I wouldn’t have gotten into my dream university. My mentor was always able to just push and direct me enough to get in the right dire...

Teodor Grosu

Princeton University

2026

My experience with Upgrade has been a very enjoyable one and I owe most of that to my mentor. She's an incredible mentor and an amazing person from whom I've learned a ton of things. We communicated w...

Lenca Cuturela

Princeton University

2023

Looking back, I am very happy I chose to work with Upgrade Education for my university application. At first, I was completely insecure about my essay writing abilities, but the support provided by my...

Ana Georgescu

Until the end of summer last year, I used to feel very reluctant to answer the question “Where do you want to study?”. I was afraid to think that the decision I make will determine my entire future an...

Deniz Özgülük

Oxford University

2024

The application process is an overwhelming one. When faced with decisions that I knew would have such a great impact on my future, I often felt discouraged by the magnitude of the choices I had to mak...

Stefan Micu

Warwick

2024

The main advantage of working with the Upgrade Education team is that we are trained by mentors who successfully went through // succeeded in the admission to the universities to which we also apply. ...

Radu Chitoiu

UCLA

2024

The American Dream begins with the dream of the American college. Who could possibly know better how to help you if not the ones who’d actually studied in that place? My mentor is hard to impress but...

Ioana Vamesu

Wharton School

2023

It all started with a dream of studying in the US. Turning the dream into reality was, nevertheless, an extremely demanding process. Only those who have walked this path know how difficult it can get...

Radu Arama

A great part of my application process, including the LNAT preparation, would not have gone so smoothly and would not have led to such spectacular results without Upgrade Education’s help. Any essa...

Bogdan Ilinca

Bocconi

2023

Ever since I was in the 11th grade I have wanted to go to Bocconi and study Finance. I chose to work with Upgrade Education following a recommendation I received. Looking back, I am very happy about t...

Matei Deleanu

UCL

2023

By the time I signed up for the Upgrade Education course, I had already decided what I wanted to study, but my knowledge of Psychology was far from being where it should have been. I also had no clue ...

Cristina Arama

UCL

2023

My first interaction with Upgrade Education came shortly after I had finished 10th grade when I signed up for the SAT Summer Intensive Study program. Although I was used neither to writing argumentati...

Rares Avram’s Mom

Harvard University

2025

Like any other unknown paths in front of you, first, you ask yourself how you can go through the application process and which steps you should follow to be successful. For Rares, our child, the appli...

Tac

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2025

I would say that a big percentage of my success in getting accepted into MIT is due to my mentor's help and effort. The most valuable thing throughout my coaching is that he kept me motivated, encoura...

Leon Andrei

Imperial College of London

2025

My mentor prepared me for my interviews, asking me to solve problems whose reasoning and original solutions seemed eye-catching for these universities. She encouraged me to be honest and to tell her w...

Rares Avram

Harvard University

2025

It all started 10 months ago when I decided to apply to university in the United States. A decision usually preceded by a long and thoroughly thought process, yet a rather impulsive one for me. I knew...

Ilinca Radu

University of Amsterdam

2025

The Upgrade mentors were friendly, caring and professional. They helped me discover my strong suits and my weaknesses, and with their support, I finally found the courage to apply to my dream universi...

Tudor Serban

University of Cambridge

2025

When I first thought about studying Medicine in the UK, the process seemed really difficult and it almost scared me off from applying. However, after I started working with Upgrade Education everythin...

Erik Biryini

London School of Economics

2024

At Upgrade Education you get a sense of belonging. I faced several challenges on the way but I was offered all the help I needed. To me, Upgrade are the people who helped me reach my true potential. T...

Ines Junger

New York University

2025

At Upgrade, I found exactly the support I needed. The mentors’ teaching style catered to my specific needs and motivated me to continue pursuing my objective even when I ran into difficult situations....

David Turturean

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2025

My journey with Upgrade Education began after a call and a one-on-one free session, where we established what parts of my then-nonexisting application had to be constructed, enforced and insisted upon...

Andrei Marginean

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2025

How could I distill who I was, what drove me and defined me, what made me an ideal candidate, an interesting scholar and a curious mind? I tried for days to crack this code, but I quickly found I cou...

Iulia Dinu

Delft University of Technology

2023

I wanted to mix business (by trying to get admitted to a top-tier university) and pleasure (by choosing a country with a culture that I felt could help me grow gracefully) and this is how I came to th...

Ana Stratan

Columbia University

2024

Upgrade is a community of passionate people, truly eager to help, who enjoy the successes of their students and are saddened by their failures almost as much as the students themselves. Nothing in th...

Alexandru Ciocirlan

London School of Economics

2024

Upgrade Education advised me which path to choose. I worked with Upgrade mentors weekly since September 2018, until the completion of my last application. Over this period, things started slowly set...

Sonia Sitea

University of Cambridge

2023

I chose to work with Upgrade Education following the responsiveness and openness they displayed since our very first meeting. The quality of the mentoring rose to expectations and reputation: the feed...

Stefan Arama

Oxford University

2023

My collaboration with Upgrade will remain the most memorable part of my college application process. Each course achieved its goal quickly and efficiently - I obtained top 0.5% scores for my SATs, I l...