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Welcome to the Blue Stars College Admissions Survival Kit

Your powerful insider toolkit for getting into the school of your dreams!

We’ll be sending you a series of 9 powerful guides and tools, crafted uniquely by us to give you an insider edge.

Follow our Suggested Steps for Success with each email, and you’ll find yourself with more direction, confidence, and success on your path to your dream school!

Feeling pressure to know what your major will be?

Not sure if your resume is competitive for your dream major? Let us help! Our years of experience have given us a lot of insight… and one HUGE secret we’ve learned is this:

Admissions officers don’t look for well-rounded students — they build well-rounded classes

Admissions committees want a diverse entering class of students with unique and focused interests.

Think about it – if you’re building a team of superheroes to save the world, you don’t choose team members with the same set of broad skills – you choose each hero for his or her incredibly focused and unique strength. That’s what top colleges do!

So what’s your take-away?

Focus on a few interests and build on them.

It’s more important than ever to find your unique passions and interests early! Your college major will naturally flow out of these. If you’re closer to admissions time, it’s not too late to add a few activities or simply shape your resume to look more focused.

Need help? Check out our Interest Exploration Tools — you’ll be on the path to your most-superhero self in no time!

Suggested Steps for Success

  • Read through our Interest Exploration Tools
  • Choose three tools and use them
  • Track your insights in an “Interests Journal,” on a spreadsheet, or in Evernote

If you decide you might like the support of an expert college counselor, Blue Stars will be happy to give you a free in-depth assessment.

Free Workbook for Students

Blue Stars College Planning Foundations Workbook

Start today! Go through these strategic exercises to help you sketch out your plans for all four years of high school.

  • Learn key traits important to top colleges.
  • Write your first personal narrative
  • Branch out, exploring interests and defining activities.
  • Set goals and create your 4-year college planning timeline.

Fill out the form to get the workbook.

About the Author: Amy Morgenstern

Dr. Amy Morgenstern, affectionately known as Dr. M, is the founder and CEO of Blue Stars Admissions Consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and an MFA in contemporary art. A former professor of philosophy, honors program associate director, and assistant to the director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Dr. M brings a wealth of academic and multicultural experience to her practice.

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