Vogel Prep offers help to families that want assistance with the school selection or college essay process.   Because searching for the “perfect fit” college or university is a time-consuming, sometimes stressful process. Writing an "outstanding essay" in a small number of words can be intimidating.


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It can also be a greatly rewarding experience, as there are so many possibilities open to students as to how they will spend the next 4 years of their lives. Vogel Prep’s College Choice program will help students in their college search, by encouraging them to think about the search is a journey of self-discovery. Students will consider some tough questions, such as:  What’s important to you? Where are your career interests? What activities do you enjoy?  What type of college experience would you like to have?  Students will leave this program with a list of colleges that they are interested in and the entrance requirements for each, a timeline for their application process, and guidance on how to write a successful college entrance essay.  Student should bring a résumé with them to the first-class meeting.  Meets one-on-one by appointment over 8 hours.

Prerequisites: a copy of your résumé. Please bring your laptop.


Wondering how you are going to describe yourself and talk about your dreams in 650 words or less while avoiding clichés? Do you want to set yourself apart from the crowd of other college-bound hopefuls?

Vogel Prep’s College Application Essay program is a hands-on interactive way for your student to master writing his or her college application essay and build on the writing skills needed for college success. Our course will cover the essential elements of writing a successful college application essay, helping your student compose a well-written and compelling essay. Students will develop their college essays from scratch, finishing the seminar with a sound essay draft. If your student already has a draft of an essay, we will work with him or her on the process of editing and revision.  A good college essay can help your student’s application stand out from the thousands of applications that colleges and universities receive, and give college admission officers an inside look at what makes your student so special. In this four-day seminar, we will discuss strategies for translating your personal experiences and aspirations into a specific and engaging essay.  Meets for two weeks twice a week either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours each time or a total of 8 hours.


Introductory 8 hr. session: 3 to 10 students, review sessions are one-on-one. Additional private hours can be purchased as needed.  Prerequisites: A copy of your résumé. Please bring your laptop.