I want to get into the best school possible. What should I do in high school to prepare?
Gaining admission to your dream school goes beyond grades and test scores; you must demonstrate you are engaged and active in the world in your own unique way. Blue Stars provides you with the guidance and inspiration necessary to grab the attention of your dream school through demonstrating initiative and drive. We want to show schools you are the type of person who jumps in and makes things happen! A great way to do this is through independent projects.Blue Stars guides you in defining yourself and your core interests, as well as identifying projects you can develop and bring to completion. We will show you to take initiative, take chances and learn from the experience.
Don’t be afraid to try new things! Did you know all the best leaders have failed at least once in their lives? We understand trying new things can be scary, but putting yourself out there will open doors to areas of life beyond what you have imagined for yourself. Always been interested in technology? Start a computer club! Love the idea of giving back to your community? Organize a volunteer group! The possibilities for independent projects are virtually endless. Simply discover your passion and let the ideas soar.
What is the Blue Stars Jumpstart program?
It all begins with Jumpstart! College admissions is getting more and more complicated, requiring careful and strategic planning. Within 2 weeks of beginning our Jumpstart program you will have a concrete roadmap rich in resources that will guide all the way to your dream school. Blue Stars provides an extensive library of material tailored to your specific passions, allowing you to expand your knowledge and skillsets in ways that far surpass what you learn in school.
Why should I work with a college counselor? How will I benefit?
Not sure how to juggle your high school class load while navigating the intricate process of preparing for college? Working with a college counselor helps you stay organized and on-time in the face of competing high school demands and a busy extracurricular schedule. Blue Stars works with you to outline a clear plan, making important decisions along the way. We’ll help you get acquainted with colleges of interest. And we’ll inspire you to be curious about the world, define your interests, and activate them (that’s the fun part!).
When is the best time to start?
It’s never too early and it’s never too late! While most of our students start in 9th grade, we have worked with students as young as 7th grade and as advanced as 12th.
Are precollege summer programs important for admissions?
Yes! Precollege summer programs can boost your admissions chances by:
- Helping you gain experience and more specialized knowledge in your intended focus subject
- Allowing you to explore passions and potential fields of study
Applying for top summer pre college programs is an important exercise for high school students – think of it as a dress rehearsal for the real deal––college application essay writing.
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