College Advising Packages

The mission of A-List’s college advising is to take the stress and confusion out of the application process and help students gain acceptance into the colleges best suited to their aspirations. A-List is committed to guiding both students and parents through the often daunting college application process—including selecting the right schools, preparing for interviews, reviewing essays, and assisting with applications.

Please learn more about our college advising packages and services below, and meet our expert college advisors and essay editors!

Please call us at 646-216-9187 to inquire about package pricing or email advising@alisteducation.com.


Introductory Consultation

Meet with a senior college advisor to review the application process, discuss applicant suitability for specific universities, and determine next steps.

Premium Advising & Application Package - Juniors & Seniors

Our most comprehensive package provides support and guidance through every step of the college application process. Suitable for juniors and seniors seeking application management for an unlimited number of schools.

  • Includes up to 40 hours of in-person or virtual college admissions counseling with a senior college advisor
  • Full application management for an unlimited number of schools
  • Junior and senior year academic advising
  • Intro planning consultation
  • Personalized application timeline
  • College list
  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits
  • Supplemental essays development
  • Resume and activity list support
  • Common App review
  • Interview preparation
  • Includes a subscription to our college admissions platform that helps create a balanced college list and application plan, and details your odds of getting accepted to schools based on admissions data

Standard Advising & Application Package - Juniors & Seniors

Our standard package provides support and guidance through every step of the college application process. Suitable for juniors and seniors seeking application management for up to 10 schools.

  • Up to 30 hours of in-person or virtual college admissions counseling with a senior college advisor
  • Full application management for up to 10 schools
  • Intro planning consultation
  • Personalized application timeline
  • College list
  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits
  • Supplemental essays development
  • Resume and activity list support
  • Common App review
  • Interview preparation
  • Includes a subscription to our college admissions platform that helps create a balanced college list and application plan, and details your odds of getting accepted to schools based on admissions data

Expert Review Package- Juniors & Seniors

Suitable for self-motivated juniors and seniors who will do most of the work independently, but would like an expert advisor to ensure that all application materials are perfectly edited and polished.

  • Up to 10 hours of in-person or virtual college admissions counseling with a senior college advisor
  • Application review of up to 10 schools
  • Intro planning consultation
  • Personal statement edits
  • Supplemental essays review
  • Resume and activity list review
  • Common App review

Early Start Advising Package- Freshmen & Sophomores

Suitable for freshmen and sophomores seeking college admissions consulting starting early in high school.

  • Meet with a senior college advisor in-person four times a year to strategically plan for college admissions
  • Monthly Skype check-ins to discuss grades and activities
  • Advice on building extracurricular activities, summer programs, and college visits to ensure students are on track for highly selective college admissions

Transfer Advising Package

Suitable for students seeking to transfer to a new university.

  • Includes up to 15 hours of in-person or virtual college admissions counseling with a senior college advisor
  • Full application management for 5 schools
  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits
  • Intro planning consultation
  • School selection and research
  • Supplemental essays development
  • Full application management
  • Full Common App review

Hourly Advising Services/A la Carte Services

  • Personal Statement & Supplements:
    Work with an essay expert to brainstorm, draft, and edit outstanding college essays.
  • Selecting Universities:
    Work with an expert advisor to identify a range of best-fit schools. Includes a subscription to our college admissions platform that helps create a balanced college list and application plan, and details your odds of getting accepted to schools based on admissions data
  • Resumes/Activity Sheets:
    Work with an expert advisor to craft a polished resume or activity sheet for college applications.
  • Common App – Final Review:
    Receive a detailed review of every Common App component from an expert advisor.
  • Mock Interviews:
    Work with an expert advisor to prepare and feel confident for college interviews.
  • Gap Year Guidance:
    Work with an expert advisor to research best-fit gap year programs and complete applications.
  • Summer Program Planning:
    Work with an expert advisor to research best-fit summer programs and complete applications.
  • University Visits:
    Work with an expert advisor to identify a 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.  
  • Student Athlete Consulting:
    Work with an expert college athletics consultant who will guide you through selecting target athletics programs, initial contact, recruiting, scholarships and admissions processes.   
  • Career Coaching:
    Work with a career coach to enhance your resume, conduct mock interviews, build a timeline for steps, and work towards finding the ideal career match.
  • Specialized Admissions Advice:
    Our expert advisors can provide information and guidance on specific schools, majors, or programs.