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.

To begin, students and parents will complete our College Advising Questionnaire. This will overview the student’s academic transcripts, high school profile, standardized test scores, description of activities (including years of involvement, hours/week, weeks/year, positions held, and awards), and an idea of academic interests for college. This information will help guide the college admission process.

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

Introductory Consultation:

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

Standard Advising & Application Package – Seniors:

Suitable for students seeking comprehensive support and application management.

  • Intro planning consultation
  • Supplemental essays development
  • Full CommonApp review
  • Personalized application timeline
  • Interview preparation
  • Full application management
  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits

*$1,000 discount for any student that has purchased an Early Start College Advising Package

Early Start Advising Package – Sophomores & Juniors:

Suitable for students seeking college admissions consulting starting early in high school.

  • Meet 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

Premium College Advising 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-CommonApp applications
  • One-on-one tutoring for all required tests (SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests)

Transfer Advising Package:

Suitable for students seeking to transfer to a new university.

  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits
  • Intro planning consultation
  • School selection and research
  • Supplemental essays development
  • Full application management
  • Full CommonApp review

Hourly Advising Services/A la Carte Services:

  • Selecting universities
  • Resumes / Activities Sheets
  • Mock Interviews
  • Art Portfolios
  • Specialized Admissions Advice

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.                                                                          

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. Packages are available       

Career Coaching:

Work with an career coach to enhance your resume, conduct mock interviews, build a timeline for steps, and work towards finding the ideal career match