U.S. College Admissions for International Students

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

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

Please contact us for admissions and essay package pricing information.


Introductory Consultation

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

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

  • Intro planning consultation
  • Personalized application timeline
  • Personalized university research list followed by 1 meeting to finalize 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

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

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

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

Gap Year Package

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 Program Planning

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

University Visits

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

Additional Application Support

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

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

Common App Personal Statement & Gap Year Essay

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

Common App Personal Statement

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

Supplemental Essays 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.

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