Noah W. (student)
Marian and Anne are both insightful in their knowledge of colleges and committed to helping their students find the right school. They offered me the means and motivation to finish my applications early and stayed involved throughout the process. I really appreciated the dedication they put into helping me find my future school. Throughout my whole experience searching for colleges with Navigatio, I felt at ease knowing I had someone to show me the way (especially when writing my essays). I was excited to receive acceptances to four of my top schools before any of my friends had even submitted their applications. I and my parents are very thankful for Marian and Anne’s help and I couldn’t imagine doing it without them!
Julie A. (parent)
Anne and Marian not only helped us navigate what is a very complex and stressful process they nailed the right school for my daughter. The match they made which was an instinctual and researched match was perfect. Not only did she get accepted, my daughter is “happier than she has ever been in her life”…her words…this from a child who really didn’t enjoy school and thought of not going to college at all! The choice was so successful several of my daughter’s friends followed her and this was a school we had no awareness of at all. We have just started working together with my younger daughter. A completely different story and a challenge in her own right and I have all the faith in the world that Anne and Marian will find the right school for my child. To top off the ultimate goal of a perfect match both Anne and Marian helped my family through every step of applying from help with making sure my daughter was doing the right admissions test to commenting on essay drafts. I can not recommend them more highly! They made my daughter feel that she could have a great college experience when she had all but given up the dream!
Evan D. (student)
I worked with Navigatio this year during college applications, and WOW did it help me a lot. There was so much they could tell me about the application process, what the colleges were looking for, what colleges were good for me and what I should do to help get in that I couldn’t find anywhere else.
Before working with them, I was very intimated by the whole idea of applying, because I felt I hadn’t done much over my high school career that would be good on my application. They really helped me look at what I had done and realize that I had a lot more than I had initially thought! Not only did we manage to fill the extra-curricular activities sections of my application, we also added a good amount of entries to the other sections I hadn’t even thought about. This was certainly one of the high points of working with them, since I was so clueless about what the colleges were looking for.
After at first being unsure of which college I should apply to and if I’d even get in, now I can say that I feel confident I’ll get into thte college I hoped to because of the help given to me by these lovely women and their fantastic service. I highly recommend it – and start early!
Cody W. (student)
I started working with Anne and Marian the year before my senior year of high school. Here I am, over a year later, celebrating acceptance to ten fantastic universities (and counting!). I really believe that I could not have done it without their guidance and expertise. They helped me come up with a detailed plan of action, were with me every step of the way, and answered every question that I had as a worried, unsure applicant. With their brilliant online dashboard, organized planning binder, availability for personal meetings, detailed knowledge of the application process, unbeatable editing skills, and almost instantaneous communication, they helped me build a killer application that allowed me accomplish my goals and get accepted into my dream schools. In having worked with them, I know that I am headed in the right direction and will have a shot at doing the things I have always wanted to do in life. I can’t find anything unsatisfactory about Navigatio, and I think every future college student can benefit from their services. They are amazing!!!!
Margarita M. (parent)
The college application seemed overwhelming…. So many colleges, so many applications, so many deadlines! Anne and Marian were phenomenal. They met with my daughter several times helping her pick the right schools that fit her interests and that she could potentially get into. They were always available to meet in person or chat on the phone or via e mail. They helped my daughter not only pick the schools to apply to, but also helped her with essay ideas and critiques. Anne and Marian are passionate about colleges and they make the process manageable. We highly recommend them
Omar N. (student)
My mom and I learned of Navigatio College Consulting through events that they hosted at my high school. They provided a lot of great information about planning for college, writing essays and what colleges look for. They also provided information on financial aid. From day one, Anne and Marian worked with me. They asked about my interests, skills, and personality.
They were very knowledgeable about essay writing, the Common App, CSU Mentor and UC App sites. They’ve also visited many campuses and enjoyed hearing from us when we did campus tours. They reviewed my essays and encouraged me to write about what was unique and interesting to me. Together with my mother, we searched for potential colleges that offered the programs I wanted and that would compliment my personality and style. My mother says that investing in Navigatio College Consulting really paid off. I’ve been accepted to the majority of colleges that I applied to and now I need to decide which school to choose. Navigatio provides a great service whether you’re a teenager who already knows what you want or a kid who has no idea where to start. They really took an interest in me. Thank you Anne and Marian! You have put my mom’s mind at ease and really helped me as I embark on the next chapter of my life.
Cathy S. (parent)
At the beginning of the application process, we were truly overwhelmed as a family. Navigatio put all of our worries to rest and, in one meeting, helped direct and set us out on a clear and educated path. Many high school counselors don’t seem to offer the one-on-one service needed to be able to put forth a child’s best effort towards choosing a college that’s right for them individually. They genuinely care about their students and it shows with the time and attention that is given to each and every conversation. Our son has received 4 acceptance letters along with substantial academic scholarships at each university and we have Navigatio’s guidance to thank for it!!!
Marian Motz and Anne Morris Vogel are the best College Consultants I know. They are truly passionate about helping their students find the colleges that are best for them. Marian and Anne spend countless hours visiting colleges and staying current on all things related to college admissions, which makes them incredible resources for the families they serve. They even use the Strong Interest Inventory to help guide students’ academic plans and activities during the college years. (When you’re investing so much time and money in a good education, it’s important to know what you want to do when you graduate!)
As an SAT/ACT tutor, I have worked with many students who have also worked with Navigatio. I always ask my students about their college consultants. Each student at Navigatio has only had wonderful things to say.
When my daughter is old enough, I plan to take her to see Anne and Marian!
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Suki S. Student
Anne & Marian are fantastic college counselors.
They walked me through the whole entire process of college applications and helped me make my applications the best they could be. They revised all of my writing and were very determined to help me make my applications as strong as possible. Because of their fantastic help and their determination to make my future bright, I got into my dream school with an incredible scholarship as well as many other fantastic schools. Not only are they incredibly nice, but these ladies also know what they are doing! They are great at their jobs and I strongly recommend their college counseling.
Austin H. (student)
Marian and Anne were constantly present during my college application process. They helped me every step of the way, never failing to guide me in the right direction. Not only did they help me with the confusing applications themselves, but they provided clarity in my search for the right college for me. It’s very tough for a student to know where to apply and which colleges may be good fits for them, but Anne and Marian have such a depth of knowledge about a multitude of universities that they can confidently identify where a student will fit in well. They have tons of information and advice that every prospective college student needs to hear, and working with them will help develop personal statements and help to make the process as a whole a little less scary. I would recommend Navigatio to any senior who is in the process of applying to college, as I am very satisfied with my experience with them and where I am now as a Freshman in college as a result.
Lynn R. (parent)
My daughter has worked so hard to keep up her grades to make it into a good college. As a parent I had no idea how I was going to be able to send her or break her heart telling her we couldn’t afford it.
I called Navigatio College Consulting and it changed our lives! The information that Anne provided was incredible and the insight into the very complicated journey to college was made clear.
Thank you for opening up the path for a single mom to be able to send her hard working daughter to college! I am forever grateful!
Christine B. (student)
Anne and Marian were absolutely phenomenal throughout my whole college process. They exceeded my expectations in so many ways. It was never hard to contact them, their feedback on my application, specifically my essays, was incredibly thorough, and the dedication throughout the process was unparalleled. Their help kept me from having the all too common college season breakdown that I witnessed going on like mortar fire all around me! I have since been offered a full, four-year scholarship. Thank you Anne and Marian!
Rosie R. , Parent
Navigatio College Consulting was invaluable in helping our son with the college application process. They helped him to prepare a timeline for writing essays, were quick to respond to any questions he had, and their advice was spot on. The college planning worksheets they provided helped him to structure his essay, and to think about what colleges are actually asking on applications. Navigatio truly motivated him to succeed and helped us to navigate through this very confusing process. I could tell they are doing something they love and are passionate about it because they go the extra mile to make sure teens understand. Thank you Navigatio for all your help!
Erica S. , Student
I’m a current freshman in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern and Anne & Marian were great help in my sophomore, junior and senior years of high school. They are truly experts: They got me started on college essays in the summer before senior year, which made first semester much less stressful.
Their financial advisor also helped my parents fill out the daunting FAFSA and CSS forms. Anne & Marian helped me balance 10 applications, all of which were finished before Thanksgiving. They gave such great individual attention to my family’s needs and worked hard to make sure my individual talents shone through in my application.
They were also a mediator between my parents and me by making sure I was applying to schools that I loved but were also practical- financially and academically.
While the college process can seem impossible to navigate, I highly recommend Anne & Marian as great supporters and advocates for students that help navigate you to your perfect school.
Teri W., Parent
I want you both to know how grateful I am to you for your time and dedication you devoted to Cody during the college enrollment process. As Cody’s parents, our heads were spinning with all of his questions, concerns and desires and being able to rely on you both for everything was such a blessing. I can proudly say he is settled at UCLA, President of his Fraternity pledging class, on the Dean’s list and was just accepted into UCLA’s oldest and most active honor society for earning a cumulative GPA of 3.5. I owe so much credit to you both and just wanted you to know that we all appreciate everything you did to help Cody get into the right school. I doubt we could have done it without you. So thank you again, I highly recommend you to everyone who asks how we did it. Take care and God Bless you both.
I’ve known of Navigatio College Consulting since 2013. I met Marian and Anne at a presentation they had and was blown away with all the details and information they provided to help your son/daughter prepare for the college admissions process. It took a few more months of research for me to fully understand the enormous task my son would undertake in order to be admitted to his desired universities. That is when our family made the commitment to hire Marian and Anne. They are so knowledgeable, supportive and committed to each and every one of their students. They took my son under their guidance and leadership by proving him tools to navigate the application process and set realistic goals. They made sure he was on track and kept an open door policy. I can honestly say because of Navigatio my son found the right university for him and their services helped him get admitted. Thank you Navigatio!
Missy O. , Parent
Wow – you two have done it again! Thank you for guiding Will these past 4 years. We just loved working with you both – the process was so fun. And the results are amazing. If he doesn’t get into any other colleges we will remain overjoyed with Cal and Northeastern and their scholarships! You made this process so smooth and orderly and you have aced the most important part – heart. I might need to adopt another teenager so that we can work with you again!
Anne and Marian helped our daughter with her college selection and application, but (almost) more importantly they helped *me* navigate the whole process! They answered all of our many questions, gave invaluable information about the myriad of universities to choose from, and really spent time getting to know our daughter and helped her find her best options for college and then how to craft an application that accurately showcased her strengths and personality. Having Anne and Marian be the primary contacts with the long application process relieved untold stress in our household, and our daughter was prepared early with well-crafted essays, making her senior year less about applying to colleges and more about receiving happy admission news. Our daughter is now doing well in her freshman year at a great school that’s a perfect fit for her. We are about to start the process all over again with our son and I’m really looking forward to it! Worth every penny.
If you have a high schooler who is interested in going to college, you need Anne and Marian! They streamline the whole confusing application process and provide a schedule and process for each student that keeps them on task and ahead of the deadlines. No last minute scrambling and stress. More importantly, they work directly with the students, avoiding all of the tension that can occur between parents and teenagers who are both stressed out about the application process. We could not be happier with the services that Anne and Marian provided to our twins during their high school years. They met with them in their freshman year and helped guide them with questions they had about things like which classes to take and how to approach extracurriculars without getting overwhelmed. Anne and Marian really took the time to get to know who our kids are and what kinds of schools would be a good fit for them. (it’s not all about the “big” schools, there’s a fit for everyone!) They have so much knowledge and information about schools across the country, it was really enlightening. Anytime my kids had a question, all they had to do was send an email or set up a Skype meeting and Anne and Marian were there to help them sort things out. When my kids got into junior and senior years (crunch time), Anne and Marian were there to help look over applications, help with essay revisions, and even helped my daughter make a decision about which school to go to when she just couldn’t decide. I cannot compliment them enough or recommend this service more. They are intelligent, warm, caring people who will guide your high schooler to find the best college fit for them!
We had heard of Navigatio as a resource for our college bound granddaughter. She had a lot of application questions. What a blessing. Our granddaughter is an excellent student and athlete, but that doesn’t guarantee much these days. The colleges she is interested in are far beyond the financial capabilities of the family. We learned, in the first one hour meeting, how to maximize your application, timelines that are critical, the questions she should be asking and the thought process she needs to maneuver through this complicated process. Anne and Marian are very knowledgeable in all the colleges and their admission procedures.
I felt like a weight was lifted off our shoulders and we put it in the hands of very capable professionals. You only get one shot at this and with Navigatio I feel like we’re taking our best shot.
We hired Anne and Marian to assist my daughter in finding the right college for her. My daughter was a great high school student but needed help narrowing her choices. They also were amazing at keeping her focused on each task and worked with her to make sure that her essays were well thought out and organized. Their assistance made the process so much less stressful on my daughter and our family. She ended up at a great college, majoring in Business and doing great. I totally recommend Navigatio College Consulting. I only wish that we had started earlier in my daughter’s high school career.
First I want to thank you so much for your work with Alice throughout the college application process. It has paid off immensely. Her rate of acceptance and the quality of the schools is something she and I are very proud of. And most of the schools have provided decent merit scholarships, to boot!