Collegevine + Wow

A Winning Combination!

Get expert guidance from writing coaches who have helped thousands of students get into the schools of their dreams.

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We’ve written the only guide you’ll need to help you write an effective application essay. Forget the gimmicks and shortcuts. Get it done right, the Wow way. Find out how!!

What's Our Secret?

Process, Plan and Schedule

Our PROCESS is our magic. The Wow Method is simple, with clear instructions to help you succeed. Your coach will help you build on your strengths and demonstrate your best qualities.

From brainstorming ideas through multiple drafts and final proofreading, we PLAN out every task so you can calmly write essays that will enhance your applications.

Most of our students apply to 4 or more schools, which means they have to write 10-15 essays. We use a proven SCHEDULE that will help you stay on track to meet your application deadlines.

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Student Coaching Options

All of our packages include everything you need to complete every writing task for any type of school. The difference? The amount of one-on-one coaching and customization. 

Essay Review

Let a Wow coach review your essay(s) for content, structure, and polish.

Get the peace of mind you need to submit one or more essays you've written on your own. We know what admissions readers are looking for, and we'll gladly share that insight with you. We'll send you comprehensive feedback, focusing on what works and why, plus suggestions for improvement.

This button takes you to Kim Lifton's Collegevine profile. Scroll to the bottom of the page to submit an essay for review.

Complete Coaching

Write one essay with a Wow coach, then do the rest on your own


Feel calm and in control as you learn to master every type of application writing task. Work one-on-one with a Wow coach to write your Common Application personal statement over a four-week period, then use our resources to complete the rest of your writing tasks on your own.

Custom Coaching

Work on all writing tasks for one school with a Wow coach, then use what you've learned to complete other applications on your own


Get all the writing support you need to apply to the college of your dreams, guided by a private coach. You’ll learn our ten-step method from the inside out, from brainstorming ideas through multiple drafts and final review. Includes writing exercises tailored to your unique needs, private video meetings with your coach, plus help with activity lists, additional information sections, and school-related scholarships.

Premium Coaching

Work on all writing tasks for four or more schools according to a customized plan

from $7500

Improve your chances of getting noticed inside the most selective admissions offices. You’ll enjoy peace of mind as we help simplify and streamline the most challenging aspect of the college application process. Your coach will support you from start to finish on every essay for four or more schools, helping you build on your strengths and demonstrate your best qualities. We’ll work together to build a customized, detailed plan and schedule for completing essays for all schools on your list in plenty of time.

Why a Gifted Student Who Never Needs Help Hired Wow

Sophie is not the kind of student who needs help. She taught herself BC Calculus when it wasn’t offered at her high school. She tutored classmates in advanced chemistry and physics. When it was time to apply to college, Sophie did the research and picked her own schools. Along the way, she signed up for a free Wow class and read our book cover to cover.

Imagine her surprise when she sat down to write her essays and still felt stumped. Effective essays could only strengthen her application, and she felt like the ones she was writing didn’t represent her strengths.

Fortunately, Sophie was insightful enough to know she needed help.

That’s when she called and asked to work with a Wow coach. We got her back on track, guiding her through our process with a plan, simple instructions and a schedule to tackle all of the writing tasks for four highly selective schools.

Her mom was delighted, too: “You are truly a magician! Her essays are amazing.”

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