208 user 111 critic

Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 August 2006 (USA)
0:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
956 ( 637)
4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

EuroTrip (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg
Project X (2012)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown
Sex Drive (2008)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew
Road Trip (2000)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four friends embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.

Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

Director: Jim Field Smith
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller
Role Models (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Director: David Wain
Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In this sequel to the hit comedy American Pie (1999), the high school students are now in college. These close friends decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.

Director: J.B. Rogers
Stars: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Shannon Elizabeth
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister.

Director: Jesse Dylan
Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An Asian-American office worker and his Indian stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

Director: Danny Leiner
Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry
Just Friends I (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris


Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice / The Ringers
Freaky Student


Bartleby (B.) Gaines is a fun loving slacker who, unfortunately, gets turned down for every college he applied for, much to the chagrin of his overly expectant parents. So, with a little cutting and pasting, he creates the South Harmon Institute of Technology, and lo and behold, he is accepted (along with his friends Rory, Hands, and Glen, whose college plans were also all but dashed). However, his parents want to see the website, the campus, and the dean. So now he has his other friend Sherman (who has been accepted to the prestigious Harmon College) build a web page, they lease out an abandoned psychiatric hospital, and they hire Sherman's uncle Ben to be the dean. Problem solved? Not quite. The web page was done so well, that hundreds of students show up at the front door, all of which were turned down by other colleges. Faced with no choice, Bartleby decides to proceed with turning South Harmon into a real college, and sets about figuring out what to teach and how to teach it. ... Written by jlentz1@comcast.net

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When every college turned them down. . . they made one up. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Admitido  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,023,835 (USA) (18 August 2006)


$36,300,285 (USA) (13 October 2006)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Lewis Black's character says the word "fuck" twice, but one was literally bleeped out in order to make the movie PG-13. See more »


When Hands throws the cheques on the table in front of Sherman, the movie goes on with the group discussing what they are going to do. Whenever the screen shot is back on Sherman, during the discussion, the pile of cheques are always in a different spot on the table. See more »


Bartleby Gaines: Listen guys, there are plenty of successful people who didn't go to college. Albert Einstein. You know? Pocahontas never went to college. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim; they had a great run. Both Lewis and Clark. Suzanne Somers. Bono.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The last line in the credits segment "The Filmmakers Wish To Thank" reads, "And all the Students at South Harmon Institute of Technology". See more »


Features Halo (2001) See more »


Written by Le Tigre
Performed by Le Tigre
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Delivers a message with a laugh.
6 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

From the creators of Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar! The film took a while to pick up from the start, at least for me seeing as I expected this was a run-along America Pie flick. But it was slightly different-- a fun-loving slacker who finishes high school and makes his OWN college, running it accordingly. As you can expect, there's a lot of parties and hot girls in bikinis but this film tried harder than your average teen flick. Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) encourages his students / peers to learn through freedom of expression and ultimately 'shove it to the system.' The humour was varied which I loved. All the cast delivered fantastic performances-- hire this one out with a friend, it's a bloody crack up!

23 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why the attack on the traditional college experience? jwb2116
20.000 dollars a year? seriously? BoaSerpent
Whats the name of the song when... DarylChu
One part that makes me laugh every time I see it spottay212
Why so anti-fraternity? GhoZtChaMpiOn
Blake Lively rockinbone
Discuss Accepted (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: