Anna Marie S.
College Advisor, New York
Davidson College (BA), School of Visual Arts (M.F.A.)
With a decade of experience in college admissions and student advising, Anna Marie’s clients have gone on to attend Ivy Leagues, large research universities, specialized arts programs, highly selective liberal arts colleges, and non-traditional programs for learning differences, adult students, and international applicants. Her former students have lived all around the world, and she focuses on admission strategy to ensure that students are presenting the strongest application possible. Anna Marie has advised students who gain acceptances to Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, Cornell, Princeton, USC, Michigan (Ross), Indiana (Kelley), UT Austin, UNC, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Emory, Williams, Amherst, Pomona, Vassar, Tulane, and dozens of other highly selective universities.
Starting out in admissions, Anna Marie was an Admissions Counselor at Rice University and later worked at New York University as an Application Evaluator. Most recently, she was the Director of Admissions for A-List Education where she trained college advisors, developed admissions curriculum for schools, and provided personalized, one-on-one guidance to each of her students. As the Director, she provided a final review for every student’s application and has reviewed thousands of applications from around the world during her career.
In addition to her admissions work, Anna Marie has an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Her design studies emphasize architecture and urban planning, and her thesis was on tiny houses and micro-apartments in New York City.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!