I’ve had a fantastic experience working with Blue Stars and would highly recommend them to all families.

Helen and Dr. M have not only guided me through understanding and breaking down the college admissions process, but have helped me flesh out my own interests and take constructive steps to explore them. Over the last few years, they’ve… Read more “I’ve had a fantastic experience working with Blue Stars and would highly recommend them to all families.”

– Sara, Blue Stars Student
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA

I will be forever grateful that my daughter found her authentic self

Blue Stars came highly recommended and immediately surpassed our expectations. Because of the astute and nurturing mentoring, my child began to attend the office hours of instructors, took and passed five AP exams, sought and acquired school leadership, got involved… Read more “I will be forever grateful that my daughter found her authentic self”

– Matt, Dad of Rising Senior
Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA

With Blue Stars’ guidance, I was admitted into my dream school, RISD!

When I first started working with Blue Stars, I wasn’t completely sure I wanted to pursue art. She encouraged me to immerse myself in the art world by visiting art museums and listening to art related podcasts. These engaging activities… Read more “With Blue Stars’ guidance, I was admitted into my dream school, RISD!”

– Jeanie, Blue Stars student
Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA

Having someone to talk to and trust reduced the stress of admissions and let me focus on what I wanted.

I worked with Blue Stars during my college application process, and she helped immensely. Having someone to talk to and trust reduced the stress of admissions and let me focus on what I wanted. She helped me feel confident in… Read more “Having someone to talk to and trust reduced the stress of admissions and let me focus on what I wanted.”

– Nate, Blue Stars student
The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Our family is grateful to have had an opportunity to work with Blue Stars.

Our family is grateful to have had an opportunity to work with Blue Stars. It has been almost a two-year journey for us that ended with great success! Despite the huge time zone difference for an international student living in… Read more “Our family is grateful to have had an opportunity to work with Blue Stars.”

– Alek & Irena, Blue Stars parents

Choosing Blue Stars was the best decision I ever made.

Choosing Blue Stars was the best decision I ever made. Dr. M convinced me they would find the best college match for my son in our first meeting. She and Helen did it. They dug into every aspect of my… Read more “Choosing Blue Stars was the best decision I ever made.”

– Janet, Blue Stars parent

I just wanted to thank Helen for everything over the past few years.

I just wanted to thank Helen for everything over the past few years. She really helped me become more engaged with my academic passions and through her guidance, I was able to find my place in biotech. Before our conversations,… Read more “I just wanted to thank Helen for everything over the past few years.”

– Mia, Blue Stars student
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

We are so grateful for Blue Stars’ support and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking college counseling services.

We extremely appreciate Amy’s exceptional support in guiding our daughter through college planning and the admissions. During the application and essay editing process, Amy’s dedication, patience, and understanding helped our daughter overcome procrastination and complete all of the necessary pieces… Read more “We are so grateful for Blue Stars’ support and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking college counseling services.”

– Sean and Lisa, Blue Stars parents

Words are not enough to express my gratitude to Blue Stars.

Words are not enough to express my gratitude to Blue Stars. The service has been just phenomenal. I’ve been letting my daughter follow her heart and appreciate the guidance she receives from her counselor, Jen. My wife and I both… Read more “Words are not enough to express my gratitude to Blue Stars.”

– Michael, Blue Stars parent

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