A-List Events

A-List’s team of Advisors offer comprehensive expert support for the entire US university admissions process. Our advisors provide specialist strategic guidance to develop students into successful applicants to the top US institutions. There are over 4,500 colleges and universities to choose from in the United States, and the application requirements are much broader than in most countries. We offer a variety of workshops to support the admission process to schools, organizations, non-profits, sports teams, and families. We can provide any of the workshops outlined below:

Introduction to College Admission Workshop

Suitable for high school students, parents, guidance counselors/teachers/organizational staff. This workshop will cover:
• Learning differences in admission process for research universities and liberal arts college
• Creating your college list and balancing reach, target, and likely schools
• Building your resume with activities and internships throughout high school
• Planning school visits and tours, based on if schools track demonstrated interest
• Creating a full timeline for your application, including all CommonApp components
• Strategizing admissions plan based on academic programs and school selectively
• Understanding highly selective admissions from a former university Admission Counselor

Mock Admission Committee

• Weigh the pros and cons of 3 full length applications
• Learn how your high school, specific major, course selection, etc can affect your application
• Gain an understanding of highly selective admissions and rubrics used to evaluate app components
• Understand some of the nuances of how decisions are made by university evaluation committees

Writing Your College Essay

• Overview of dos and don’ts for writing a stand out college essay
• Brainstorm and outline the main CommonApp essay
• Learn the goals of supplemental essays development

Selecting Schools and Planning Visits

• Identify a range of ‘best-fit’ universities based on student’s interests, personality and specific requirements
• Learn how to plan your itineraries and create a timeline
• Create a list of questions to ask and people to chat with during your visits

Filling Out the CommonApp (and Non-CommonApp applications)

• Learn from a former admission counselor how colleges view the CommonApp
• Discuss each section of the CommonApp and how to present your information
• Workshop your activity list to ensure your activities stand out
• Begin working on the main CommonApp essay

Building Your Resume

• Brainstorm academic achievements, internships, community service, and clubs
• Learn about how to format a resume for the college application
• Discuss ways to build your resume further before you apply to college

Preparing for the College Interview

• Explore type of interviews including optional, invite-only, alumni, and on-campus
• Learn what questions colleges ask and how can you prepare
• Develop a timeline for when to interview

Other Workshop Available:

• Athletic recruiting and student-athlete applications
• US summer activity planning
• Liaising with secondary schools
• Art portfolios
• Tutoring for all US entrance exams (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL, etc.)