College Advising & Essays
The mission of A-List’s college advising is to take the stress and confusion out of the application process and to help students gain acceptance into the colleges of their choice.
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. We use our extensive college admissions database to come up with a selection of well-suited colleges; then, our Advisors use this information to generate data about schools and to calculate students’ admissions chances (check out a sample of a college report here!).
Meet A-List’s Director of College Advising, Natasha de Sherbinin!
We will help you to stay informed and on track by:
- Selecting colleges and universities
- Advising on high school courses and schedules
- Maintaining a timeline for requirements and deadlines
- Suggesting appropriate outside recommenders
- Organizing resumes and activity sheets
- Conducting mock interviews
- Preparing art portfolios
- Giving advice for athletic recruiting
- Researching policies on superscoring
- Connecting with admission counselors
- Following up after submission to make sure all components arrived successfully
A-List is committed to guiding both students and parents through the often daunting college application process.
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.
Please click below to read about A-List’s college advising and essay packages
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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!