US University Admissions & Essay Services

The mission of A-List’s university advisors is to take the stress and confusion out of the application process and to help students gain acceptance into the universities that best fit their aspirations and unique characteristics.

In an effort to identify the right match for a student, we pay particular attention to each student’s personal interests, career goals, social considerations, extracurricular activities and leadership roles.

A-List is committed to guiding both students and parents through the often daunting US university application process and can help with as much of the process as you need.

Our expert team can help students virtually every aspect of the US university admissions process:

  • Selecting and visiting US universities
  • Developing a thorough and realistic list of best fit universities
  • Completing the Common App, the UC Application and universities-specific supplements
  • Drafting outstanding university application essays
  • Applying for and securing financial aid
  • Deciding between letters of acceptance and financial aid packages
  • Prospective student-athlete consulting (see more)

A-List can also assist clients with US elementary school, middle school, high school and graduate school admissions.

Clients who engaged A-List experts to consult on their US college list were accepted to 88% of the universities to which they applied! 

Introductory Consultation - £299

Meet with an expert advisor for 90 minutes to review the application process, discuss applicant competitiveness/suitability for specific universities and determine next steps.

Basic Package - £2,499

Suitable for students looking for expert support in key areas but planning to manage the application process.

  • Intro planning consultation
  • Personalised application timeline
  • Personalised university research list followed by 1 meeting to finalise target list
  • 1 complete review of the Common App
  • Personal Statement brainstorming and final draft review (supplemental essay assistance available at discount

Standard College Advising Package - £3,999

Suitable for students seeking more comprehensive support and application management.

  • Includes all elements of the Basic Package plus:
  • Comprehensive application management, including all international student paperwork
  • Completion of Common App with advisor
  • Personal statement brainstorming and full draft review process (supplemental essay assistance available at discount
  • Interview preparation

Premium Package - Price on Request

Suitable for students seeking bespoke support and tutoring for SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests.

  • Includes all elements of the Standard Package plus:
  • All supplemental essays and non-Common App applications
  • One-on-one tutoring for all required tests (SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests

Early Start Package - £4,999

Suitable for students starting in their GCSE year or earlier.

  • Includes all elements of the Standard Package plus:
  • Strategic planning for applicant in all relevant areas
  • Extracurricular and summer programme planning
  • US college visit

Gap Year Package - £4,999

Suitable for students applying during their Gap Year.

  • Includes all elements of the Standard Package plus:
  • Brainstorming and draft review of the Common App Gap Year Essay
  • Support liaising with secondary schools regarding required application documentation
  • 5 hours of additional in-person support at A-List

Summer Programme Planning - £199 per hour

Work with an expert advisor to research best-fit summer programme and complete applications.

University Visits - £199 per hour

Work with an expert advisor to identify range of best-fit universities and finalise a customised itinerary including tours, attending classes and meeting university staff. A-List can also provide travel recommendations and even escorted tours.

Additional Application Support - £199 per hour

Work with an expert advisor to complete specific non-Common App applications such as the University of California system, Georgetown University, MIT, University of Wisconsin and Elon University.

Student Athlete Consulting - £249 per 90 minutes

Work with an expert college athletics consultant who will guide you through selecting target athletics programmes, initial contact, recruiting, scholarships and admissions processes. Packages are available.

Common App Personal Statement & Gap Year Essay - £699

Work with expert essay editor through extensive brainstorming and drafting process to create outstanding essays.

Common App Personal Statement - £499

Work with expert essay editor through extensive brainstorming and drafting process to create outstanding Personal Statement essay.

Supplemental Essays - £100 per hour

Work with expert essay editor for either a 1-hour review or packages of hours.

If you would like to know how colleges are planning to use the SAT in the college admission process, The College Board has created The SAT Score-Use Practices List, which provides an alphabetical listing of college and scholarship programs that have submitted their procedures for enrollment.

Meet A-List's expert college advisors! 

"A-List delivered a great tutoring service for my son—thank you."

Parent of son attending Harvard University, Class of 2018

"I can't recommend A-List enough. You really feel that you can use as much or as little from what they offer to suit your needs. I will certainly be using them for my other two children!"

—Parent of son attending New York University, Class of 2018

"I really struggled with the SAT to start but with A-List's help I was able to bump up my scores considerably and got offers from the unis of my choice."
Student attending Northwestern University, Class of 2017
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