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3108, 2019

A Parent’s Guide to the 4-Year High School Timeline for Competitive Students

By |August 31, 2019|Categories: College Admissions Tips|0 Comments

It’s easy for parents to feel confused about college admissions. It keeps getting harder. It’s different from the process you went through. And clear guidelines are hard to find. “What’s [...]

208, 2019

Don’t Lock Yourself into One Career Goal: A College Junior Offers Advice to High School Students

By |August 2, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The best part of Blue Stars is becoming friends with our students and catching up with them in college and beyond. I recently had lunch with Matt, now a rising [...]

1904, 2019

7 Core Personality that Impress Top Colleges (It’s Not What You Think!)

By |April 19, 2019|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

I spend a great deal of time in consultation sessions with new families dispelling myths about what top colleges look for in applicants.1 Most parents come to our initial [...]

1602, 2019

Harvard Admissions Demystified: What Can We Learn?

By |February 16, 2019|Categories: College Admissions Tips, Featured|Tags: , |0 Comments

Harvard doesn’t appreciate applicants who are too techie or give off an arrogant vibe. It divides its applicant pool into “regular” and “special” groups. It actively scouts athletes, under-resourced students, [...]

607, 2018

Comparing Art Colleges: Where to Start and What to Look For (Part II)

By |July 6, 2018|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

In Part I, we shared the story of Jacob, a talented student in need of artistic direction who landed scholarship offers to five top art colleges within a year of us [...]

607, 2018

Comparing Art Colleges: Where to Start and What to Look For (Part I)

By |July 6, 2018|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

When Dr. M and I first met Jacob as a junior in high school, we recognized his strong artistic talent in experimental animation. We also realized that he had no idea [...]

3006, 2018

College Admissions Calm Case Study 3: Embrace The Winding Road

By |June 30, 2018|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be great if our teens picked a career in ninth grade and followed that clear trajectory throughout high school and college, ultimately landing that matching dream job? Whew! [...]

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