CBA College List Builder

Get Curious • Get Organized • Get In

CBA College List Builder Guides You to Start the College Process

Confused about how to get started researching colleges?

Let us help you build a customized list that’s suited to your child’s needs and goals. A dedicated advisor works individually with students to fully understand your child and your family. We then give you the tools you need to further vet and visit colleges on the list we curate together.

  • If you ask your child where they want to start looking at colleges and they respond, I don’t know
  • If you are Googling colleges and using online search tools that leave you with choices that don’t feel useful or appropriate for your child…
  • If you are simply confused about the best approach…


CBA College List Builder is for you! This service is provided remotely over Zoom so it’s easy for families even outside of our local area in Newton, Massachusetts. 

How it Works

To develop a carefully curated list of colleges for your child to explore, we review a variety of information you provide, from our questionnaire, your school “brag sheet” form, and our initial consultation meeting.

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Price: $595.00

Every student’s curated list of colleges includes individualized notes explaining why particular schools are a good fit for them. We also provide worksheets to help you visit and vet the schools we recommend. 

Happy Clients

She understands the whole process and is able to tailor her services as needed.

"Eydie Balsam is a great college coach and was invaluable to us during our daughter’s college application process. But she is so much more. Eydie personalizes her support based on the needs of her clients and makes each family feel like they are special and have her undivided attention. She understands the whole process and is able to tailor her services as needed.”
Parent, Class of 2020 (Dover-Sherborn, MA)

We were very happy with the final result.

“During the application process, Eydie and her team were great at not only making sure the applications were complete and deadlines were being met, but for helping our daughter develop her personal essay as well. They spent time ensuring the final product reflected our daughter’s strength of character while at the same time making sure it was reflected in her own authentic voice! We were very happy with the final result.”
Parent, Class of 2021 (Newton, MA)