College Admissions Advising

A CRITICAL STEP IN COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING

The mission of A-List’s college advising program is to take the stress and confusion out of the application process and to help students gain acceptance into the colleges of their choice. We will help you to stay informed and on track throughout the application process. A-List’s advisors will customize their program to suit each family’s specific needs.

Standard Advising & Application Package

20 hours of guidance and full application management with a college advisor for 10 schools.

  • Personalized application timeline
  • College list recommendations
  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits
  • Supplemental essays development

Premium Advising & Application Package

Our most comprehensive package provides 30 hours of guidance and full application management with a senior college advisor for an unlimited number of schools.

  • Personalized application timeline
  • Course selection and academic advising
  • College list recommendations
  • Personal statement brainstorm and edits
  • Supplemental essays development
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Essays Only Package

Perfect for self-motivated seniors who are comfortable working independently and would like an expert advisor to ensure that their college essays are edited and polished. 

  • Personal statement edits and final review
  • Supplemental essay edits and final review for up to 10 schools

Hourly Advising Services – $195 - $400/hour

Hourly pay-as-you-go services are available for freshmen through seniors seeking a-la-carte advising.

  • Personal statement and supplemental essay development
  • Selecting Universities
  • Resume and Activity List
  • Support Mock Interviews
  • Student Athlete Consulting
  • Gap Year Guidance
  • Transfer Applications
  • Summer Program Planning
  • University Visits
  • Specialized Admissions Advice
  • Course selection and academic advising

College List Predictor Tool

Included in our premium and standard packages, our college list predictor helps you create a balanced college list by calculating your odds of getting accepted to schools based on admissions data.


College Application Management Platform

Included in all of our packages, our college application management platform helps you brainstorm, develop and organize your essays to save time and stay on track through the college admissions process.


Hear directly from the admissions officers from the University at Buffalo, the University at Albany, Stony Brook University, and Binghamton University as they talk to our Director of College Advising, Natasha de Sherbinin.

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