US University Application

Process & Consulting
Our expert advising team offers a nuanced approach to the US university application process.
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The university application process can seem intimidating, especially if you’re thinking of studying in a different country. Our expert advising team at A-List is here to help and offer a nuanced approach to the US university application process.

Made up of former admissions directors at top US universities and individuals with years of university counselling experience, our advisors ensure that students lead the process and are authentic and honest in their applications to universities.

We are actively engaged in professional organisations, including the International Association for College Admission Counselling, and abide by their code of ethics and conduct in our work.

What Does Our US University Consulting Package Include?

Our US university consulting package includes a 60-minute meeting, with a professional admissions advisor who will present an overview of the US admissions process and will provide preliminary guidance to ensure students achieve their goals.

This meeting begins the admissions process the same way we support students: with a personalised approach that considers every student’s specific needs.

Following the consultation, students and families receive a comprehensive follow-up report with helpful reminders, recommendations, a personalised timeline, and an ambitious and thoughtful university research list. 

How Our US University Application Package Will Support You

  • Application management and admissions strategy
  • Athletic recruitment support for student athletes
  • Portfolio advice for applicants to top art & design programmes
  • Complete support for the Common Application
  • A personalised admissions timeline to ensure that all deadlines are met
  • An ambitious and responsible curated application list focusing on best fit
  • Coaching through the entire personal statement writing process

Additional Ivy League Consulting and Advising Services

It is with genuine pride that we extend our support to students across every stage of their educational journey.

Our experienced Ivy League consulting team is here to guide you through all kinds of educational paths and application processes, no matter where in the world you're looking to study. We do more than just help with university admissions; our expertise goes beyond that and even extends outside the United States.

Global Universities
Get help applying to universities all around the world, whether it's in the UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, or other countries.
Gap Year
Ideal for final-year students or those considering a gap year, we provide thoughtful guidance to help you navigate your options.
Graduate support
Need help with grad school applications? We've got you covered, whether it's for law school, business school, or other post-grad studies.
Early Start
Perfect for students in their GCSE year or even earlier. We'll help you get a head start on your educational journey.

Athletic Recruitment Consulting

We offer professional advice for students and families looking to pursue a sport at the collegiate level in the US. By guiding students through making initial contact with coaches, recruiting, and scholarship offers, students can make informed choices about both their academic and athletic careers. Through this process, we empower students to pursue their athletic goals and grow both as people and athletes.While each A-List advisor is well-versed on university sports recruitment, we are proud to have Mark Blaweiss on our team as a specialist athletic consultant.

Mark served as the Director of College and University Placement and NCAA Compliance Education at the IMG Academy from 2008-2017 building an elite and comprehensive university placement program for their students representing 80 different nations and training in tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, football, track and field, and baseball.Under Mark’s leadership, the Academy became the first US high school to have a program dedicated to educating students, parents, and coaches on the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Mark has worked globally to help place athletes at leading universities.

US University Application Process FAQs

What are the Steps To Apply to a University in the US?

The main steps required to apply to a university in the US include:

  • Building a college list
  • Getting your transcript evaluated
  • Preparing recommendation letters
  • Taking the standardised tests
  • Sending out application forms

We strongly recommend enquiring about our US university advising and consulting packages to ensure you have the best possible chance of being accepted.


When To Apply for US University

Generally, the decision deadline for US universities is around the first week of January.

What is the Average US University Application Fee?

For most schools, application fees will be between $50 -$100. Be mindful that you will also need to pay for SAT and ACT testing fees, interviews, tutoring, as well as any travel when visiting the colleges you’re considering.

How Long Does a US University Application Take?

Gathering all the documents you need to complete a US university application can take a minimum of 6 weeks. Once you’ve submitted your application, the time can vary from hearing back after a few days, weeks, or months.

Right From the Blog

Regular resources and expert advice to help demystify the university process.

Discovery Session

Complimentary 15-minute session to guide you.

Whether you are unsure about attending a US university, curious about your chances, or making a last-minute decision, our team are here to provide guidance and support.

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