Further assistance

We hope all the information you need to apply to a US university can be found in our online guide.

Educational consultants and test tutors

Some students and parents seek the bespoke attention of a fee-paying educational consultant or test tutoring service. We have listed some below who adhere to professional good practice.

Several of these have written free-to-access articles on applying to US universities.

Please note the Fulbright Commission does not endorse any product or service.

We encourage you to exercise due diligence and make suitable decisions for your circumstances. EducationUSA advice is free.

A-List Education

A-List Education offers specialist and highly customised US exam preparation and admissions services for students and secondary schools all over the world via its offices in London, New York and Dubai. Many of A-List UK’s staff passed through the UK school system before attending elite US universities—we understand the process and know what it takes to succeed. A-List works with a number of leading UK schools providing US admissions support, SAT/ACT courses and teacher training.

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Anglo-American Tutoring


SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, GMAT and GRE tuition. Instructors are Ivy League graduates each with over 20 years of experience preparing students to take American standardised exams. Private lessons are arranged at convenient times in your home.

Head Tutor: Steve Schwartz

+44 (0)20 8699 3248

Carfax Consultants

Carfax Consultants provides full-service consulting for students applying to high schools and universities both in the UK and the US. Carfax consultants have impeccable academic and professional backgrounds on which they draw to guide discerning families through the application processes. Services include academic and extracurricular guidance, standardized testing preparation, choice of prospective universities, and essay writing.

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CATES Tutoring

CATES Tutoring & Educational Services is a New York City-based tutoring, test prep, and admissions support company with offices in London. Our experts create and power personalized preparation programs based on the individual needs of our students, helping them access top-tier U.S. universities. In the last five years, 90% of CATES' students have gained admission to their first-choice school, and 100% have earned acceptance to one of their top three.

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College Goals

College Goals is a highly qualified university admission consulting practice providing comprehensive counseling to international families interested in higher education opportunities in the US and UK. We are four counselors: a former Ivy League Associate Dean; two Associate Directors in Admission at major American universities who coordinated the review of international applicants; and an educator with expertise in guiding the applications of athletes.

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College Prospects of America

Since 1990, the British branch of College Prospects of America has helped over 1800 students (including UK-based Americans) who play soccer, tennis, golf, track & field, basketball and many other sports to gain scholarships at hundred of colleges and universities throughout the United States. CPOA also offers an academic placement service for American citizens. If you want to study in the US, check out our website for more details. 

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Crimson Education

Crimson Education is a personalised mentoring and education company, with a network of over 2,000 tutors and mentors who are based at or have graduated from top-ranked universities around the world. Our hand-picked team of tutors provide personalised support to each student, including: university admissions consulting, academic tutoring, standardised test preparation, extracurricular and leadership advising, and career mentoring. Crimson students have gained admission to every Ivy league university and other top-ranked universities around the world.

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Greene's Tutorial College

Greene’s has helped thousands of students prepare for, and apply to, university for over 45 years. Our services are specifically designed to support UK-educated students applying to the US and include SAT I and SAT II tutoring, application advice, personal statement writing, and interview practice. We work with students in person, online, and at schools.

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Jon Tabbert Associates

Jon Tabbert Associates an international student advisory service located in London (UK). We provide comprehensive and bespoke admission support for applicants from the UK and around the world to US schools and US universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. JTA aims to equip all prospective undergraduate US applicants with an in-depth understanding of what will impress Admissions Officers at every stage of the application.

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Kaplan Test Prep

Study with Kaplan and benefit from 75 years of SAT test preparation experience, as well as the combined expertise of our elite faculty. All of our instructors have scored at or above the 90th percentile in the exam they are teaching, ensuring that you are learning from the best! A variety of courses are on offer from us including classroom courses, private tuition, online course options, practice tests, US admissions consulting and free practice material.

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Mayflower Education Consultants

Mayflower Education is a higher education consulting company, specialising in advising students and parents on higher education opportunities in the United States. Our knowledge, experience and dedication to our customers allows us to expertly guide students through the process of identifying goals, selecting a university or college, completing applications and preparing for success at an American institution. Mayflower’s consultants have all experienced university life in the States first-hand, and assisted students from all backgrounds.

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Nemecek Bonas MacFarlane

Nemecek Bonas MacFarlane has over twenty-five years’ experience assisting students and their families realise their goal to study in the USA. Every year we have successfully assisted hundreds of students gain admission to all the most prestigious US universities and colleges. Our Director, Anthony Nemecek, is a former Director of the Fulbright advisory service, co-author of Uni in the USA (published by the Good Schools Guide), and has unrivalled expertise and contacts in international education.

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Sporting Elite USA

Sporting Elite USA specialises in obtaining full or partial scholarships for eligible student athletes in over 25 different sports. We have access to over 2,000 colleges in the USA that offer sports scholarships. We currently work with some of the top schools in the UK whose students use our services to assist with applications to  top academic and sporting institutions. Some of our placements include Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Duke, University of Chicago and LSU.

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The Studyworks

Established in London in 1984, the Studyworks offers SAT and ACT preparation and application essay guidance to students seeking admission to US universities. Our courses prepare students in all aspects of standardised exams including substance, timing, essay writing, and multiple choice strategies and techniques. We offer classroom courses and private tuition both in central London and at: ACS Cobham, Egham & Hillingdon; Downe House; Eton; FSU; Harrodian; Marlborough; and TASIS.


+44 (0)207 402 9877

UES London

UES London specialise in US university admissions, and work with most top schools in London and the UK. We cover all aspects of the process, from choosing colleges, to writing the essays and getting accepted, as well as expert private tuition and courses for the admissions tests. Our tutors passed the tests with full marks, and we provide a first-class, bespoke service for those who want the best possible US college help in London.

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