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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