BLUE STARS SERVICES

Our personalized programs make all the difference

Blue Stars Admissions Consulting provides college readiness mentoring and admissions assistance to college, university, art-school, and grad-school applicants. We are especially proud of our track record of admission to top-tier universities and art schools including Stanford, Columbia, Caltech, UC Berkeley, and Rhode Island School of Design. Read more below about all our package offerings, and how our variety of service options can benefit you. Hourly college planning and admissions services are also available. 

Admissions Consulting services:

One to Four School Packages

  • Blue Stars Certified™ expert editing for University of California essays, Common Application essays (both count as one school), or other applications
  • Face-to-face essay topic determination meeting with Dr. M
  • Creative and strategic review of all essays by Dr. M as “Editor in Chief”

Five School Comprehensive Package

  • Blue Stars Certified expert editing for all essays for your top 5 dream schools
  • Personalized school research tools for your top 5 dream schools
  • Two face-to-face research strategy meetings with Dr. M
  • Face-to-face essay topic determination meeting with Dr. M
  • Creative and strategic review of all essays by Dr. M as “Editor in Chief”
  • Professional guidance and hands-on review of all online and paper applications

Five School Pro Package

  • Blue Stars Certifiedschool selection program to determine your best fit schools
  • Customized school selection tools with comprehensive stats and in-depth descriptions
  • Blue Stars Certified expert editing for all essays for your top 5 dream schools
  • Face-to-face essay topic determination meeting with Dr. M
  • Creative and strategic review of all essays by Dr. M as “Editor in Chief”
  • Professional guidance and hands-on review of all online and paper applications

10 School Premium Package

  • Blue Stars Certifiedschool selection program to determine your best fit schools
  • Customized school selection tools with comprehensive stats and in-depth descriptions
  • Blue Stars Certified expert editing for all essays on your 10-school list
  • Face-to-face essay topic determination meeting with Dr. M
  • Creative and strategic review of all essays by Dr. M as “Editor in Chief”
  • Professional guidance and hands-on review of all online and paper applications
  • Interview training package including interactive coaching and mock interviews

College Planning services:

Starter Family Package

  • 4 family sessions on the topics of your choice with your Blue Stars Certified℠ counselor
  • Customized report and month-by-month timeline after each session
  • Customized resource sheet with horizon-expanding resources tailored to student interests and aspirations after each session

Topics for Starter Family Package:

  • Assessment of student profile
  • Basic overview of admissions
  • Summer programs and opportunities
  • Choosing the right major
  • Choosing the right pre-professional pathway
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Resume / LinkedIn advice
  • Preparing for the SAT/ACT
  • Researching best-fit schools
  • High school course selection
  • Choosing extracurricular activities
  • Academic, art, or science competitions
  • Independent project brainstorming
  • Topic of your choice!

College Planning Package

  • Monthly one-on-one meetings with your Blue Stars Certified℠ counselor
  • Bi-monthly check-ins with parents
  • Customized month-by-month timeline for each academic year
  • Tailor-made list of summer programs
  • Volunteering and internship readiness training
  • Career exploration resources to help you find your passion
  • Major exploration resources for your academic development
  • School research so you can begin to explore colleges
  • Life coaching on time management, stress management, and decision making
  • Comprehensive records of all student achievement data
  • Detailed progress reports sent to parents after every meeting
  • Coaching on best practices for social media
  • Assistance with 3 summer program applications or 10 hours of Independent Project Coaching

Customize your options:

Hourly College Planning or Admissions Consulting

  • Personalized college planning or admissions consulting sessions
  • Determine your own topic and receive Blue Stars Certified℠ expert advice

Interview Training Package

  • Interactive coaching through collaborative docs on key sample questions
  • Two one-hour mock interviews with feedback

Art Supplement or Portfolio

  • Initial assessment of portfolio’s strengths and weaknesses with recommendations for advancement
  • Up to 10 mentoring meetings over the course of the admissions process through finalization
  • Assistance with portfolio upload and final presentation via school platforms

Independent Project Coaching

  • Ten 1-hour customized sessions to launch an independent project:
    • Improve your creative writing
    • Create an art or maker portfolio
    • Start an organization or business
    • Set up a website
    • Determine a leadership or community project

Summer Planning Package

  • Perfect for juniors in their spring semester!
  • Summer program application assistance including essay editing and application review
  • Internship readiness program for developing your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Interview preparation and training
  • Expert coaching for developing a unique summer project

Contact us today to learn more!

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