About Us


US University Specialists

Founded in New York in 2005 by a team of Ivy League graduates, A-List’s goal is to deliver outstanding admissions results and use the US university application process as a catalyst for a student’s personal
growth. Our services include personalised support for exams and applications. Whether it's SAT or ACT support or helping students find the best-fit American universities, we are here to help. We also offer tailored in-school SAT and ACT courses and university guidance for top UK schools. 

As part of the award-winning Dukes Education family, A-List Education belongs to the Dukes Plus group, which specialises in offering consultancy services and educational experiences.

Our Values

Educate with Empathy
We strive to foster a nurturing environment where knowledge is shared with compassion and understanding, acknowledging every student's unique experiences and abilities. We provide accessible programs and services for individuals from all backgrounds.
Advise with Ambition
We are dedicated to exceeding expectations by pursuing excellence and maintaining determination. Our focus is to provide the best tools and support to every student, empowering them to strive for success not only at school, but also in the ever-changing world.
Innovate with Integrity
We pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to excellence, continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our team is dedicated to making sound and ethical decisions - every action we take is guided by a genuine desire to make a positive impact.

Our Dedicated Team

Our team is dedicated to empowering students to reach their full academic potential and secure admission to prestigious US universities.

Alison Bissell
Head of Client Services and Operations
Sam Cox
Operations Delivery Manager and Head Proctor
Kate Auty
Client Services Executive
Phoebe Turner

We're the Trusted School Partners

We provide in-house support on American and Interntional university applications to the UK top schools. 

“A-List have totally transformed the level of service that we have been able to offer to students, parents and staff. Utterly professional, hugely knowledgeable and absolute experts in their field.”
Matt Oakman
Deputy Head Academics at Wellington College
“A-List provided excellent SAT and ACT preparation for our students. The combination of expert tuition, plus small classes levelled to ability, resulted in significant increase in scores, with one in four test-takers having achieved 1550+ or 35+. A-List has a depth of expertise plus scalability of resources, making them a powerful addition to a school's US university counselling program”
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Jesse Elzinga
Headmaster, Sevenoaks School

Company History

  • A-List Founded
    A-List Education was founded in New York, seeking to widen access to higher education in the United States through SAT & ACT preparation and university advising
  • Publications
    A-List publishes The Book of Knowledge, the bestselling textbook for SAT and ACT preparation
  • Global Office Growth
    A-List opens an office in London, and later an office in Shanghai
  • Access Programme Launch
    A-List's London office launch their pro bono access partnership with the Ark academies group
  • Test Prep Flagship Courses
    A-List UK launches its flagship SAT & ACT Intensive Courses
  • Dukes Education
    A-List joins Dukes Education with the shared goal to give children the foundations for an extraordinary life, through education.
  • Publications
    A-List UK publishes the comprehensive guidebook ‘So You Want to Study in America’
  • Proprietary Materials
    A-List UK creates their online learning platform on Canvas, now used by thousands of students, teachers and parents
  • Success
    Students receive 45 Ivy League acceptances with all 8 Ivy schools represented
  • Dukes Plus
    A-List and its sister companies, Oxbridge Applications and The Career Portal, form part of the Dukes Plus group of education businesses
  • Collaborative Event
    A-List hosts its first University Parents Evening with their sister company Oxbridge Applications
  • Inaugural Premier Day
    A-List hosts its first Premier Day event in London
  • Funding Success
    UK applicants are awarded a record $3.5m in scholarship funding and 41 Ivy acceptances
Our Office
Based in Central London, by St. James' park, we welcome our Private Consultation sessions in-person.

14-16 Waterloo Place

Want the best chance of success to get into a top US university?

No matter where you are in your academic journey - whether you're just beginning secondary school, making important decisions about your GCSEs, or diligently preparing for your A-Levels - we are here to help you improve your chances of getting into your dream university. Our comprehensive services cover every aspect of a successful application, guaranteeing that you will stand out from the competition.

Book a complimentary 15-minute discovery session to discuss your needs.