Susan Coll



Welcome to the frenetic and often comic world of college admissions, where kids recalibrate their GPAs on the basis of daily quizzes, families relocate to enhance their kids’ chances for Ivy League slots, and everyone is desperately seeking the formulate for acceptance.

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“A delightfully acerbic send-up of the college admissions process...Coll is alert to the comedy---and the pathos---of a system that leads high school seniors to solicit recommendation letters from their pediatricians.”
The New Yorker
“...hilarious and dismaying... alarming, disturbing, disquieting, agitating, perturbing...”
George Will, Newsweek
“...Susan Coll's third novel is a winning social comedy... She captures the reasoned irrationality of teens, often with startling clarity.”
USA Today
“…the smartest, funniest novel in the growing genre…”
People Magazine

the movie

Acceptance was made into a movie starring the hilarious Joan Cusack stars as a stressed-out mom who is trying to get her teen daughter into college. Read the review on The New York Times and check out the trailer below!

“…a surprisingly funny let’s-capture-the-zeitgeist television movie”
NY Times
“Cusack: Lifetime’s ‘Acceptance’ into college is ‘so identifiable’”
USA Today

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