*Blue Stars cares about the privacy of our clients. Each writer has chosen an alias for his or her testimonial.


“I learned more about writing in the three months I spent with Dr. Morgenstern…”

Sartre’s 1945 lecture “Existentialism is a Humanism” rather aptly sums up the ultimate goal of college admissions. Just as Sartre argued that existence comes before essence (that is, we exist before defining ourselves), college applications ask students to step back and question themselves: “Who am [...]


“She helped me get rid of my worries and into a Yale summer research program”

When you become a junior, the pressure really builds up to do something really useful with this last summer before applying to college. Consequently, most kids apply for summer programs. However, there are only so many programs and only so many spots available. When I [...]


Offered a professional position while still in graduate school

Dr. Morgenstern is truly amazing! With her assistance, I was able to tap into her breadth of knowledge and experience for the necessary insights that were integral to making my admission and scholarship essays stand out. As a result, I was admitted into the master [...]


“I gained a lot more through the entire process than early admission to Carnegie Mellon”

Junior year is hectic; you need to keep up your AP classes, clubs, sports, extracurriculars, just about everything. My first time meeting Dr. M, with all her flair, reminded me of the hyped-up junior year, as it seemed she did it all. She's an artist [...]


“She’s really focused on the tasks at hand, and the acceptance letters prove it!”

Dr. Morgenstern wasn't just a college consultant who helped my son correct essays for grammatical mistakes; she was there to truly understand him so that his essays shined. I really felt she could take something we had originally thought was very ordinary for him, just [...]


“I felt the heavy burden of college applications being lifted off my shoulders”

Before I met Amy, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to write about for my personal statements or even how to go about brainstorming. However, after telling her about some of my extracurriculars and interests at our first meeting, she was able [...]


“I’m very grateful to Amy for helping my daughter get into her dream school, UC San Diego”

I strongly recommend Amy to families with kids who are applying to college. After my daughter and I met with Amy only once, we knew she was the right person to help with Jenny’s UC essay. She is very knowledgeable about the UC system and [...]


“Working with Dr. M is one of the greatest decisions I made during my son’s high school years”

Working with Dr. M is one of the greatest decisions I made during my son’s high school years. Prior to meeting her, we had tried several writing tutors. To say it simply: Dr. M is the best! I had not met Dr. M before reading [...]


“Landed a coveted research position at an Ivy League laboratory”

My daughter and I had the good fortune of working with Dr. Amy Morgenstern over the last year. After an arduous vetting process, we chose Dr. M, who was clearly the most qualified among the admissions consultants we interviewed. What a fantastic choice we made! [...]


“The best decision we made for our daughter last year”

Working with Dr. Amy Morgenstern on college planning and admissions was the best decision we made for our daughter last year. Under the guidance of Dr. M, our daughter grew more focused and more confident. She was also accepted to every program she applied to: [...]


“She encouraged me to explore the depths of my ideas and experiences, which resulted in original, fresh essays.”

Dr. M is a pseudonym for Miracle Worker. She not only genuinely cares about her clients but also does her absolute best to ensure that they succeed. Not having the best grades or the top SAT scores, I was a bit dubious about getting outside [...]


“They carefully listen to your story and discover something special about you that you probably are not aware of.”

Working with Amy and Garth is the best decision I have ever made in my high school! And they are absolutely the most responsible and professional editors. Every session I had with Amy and Garth was productive and self-enriching––more like an inspiring discussion that makes [...]


“I don’t think I can say enough great things about Dr. M. and the tremendous, personalized assistance she provided for my daughter.”

While looking for help with our daughter’s college applications, we were very fortunate to have a friend recommend Dr. M. Upon reviewing Dr. M.'s website and meeting with her, it was apparent she possessed a wealth of college admissions consulting experience. We started with Dr. [...]


“Bottom line: Blue Stars will show your uniqueness and potential both to you and to universities.”

I began working with Dr. M relatively late, during September of my senior year. I had reservations about working with a college admissions counselor, because I had heard horror stories about students whose counselors had snuffed out their individuality. Working with Dr. M and Garth [...]


“Dr. M and her team of writing coaches will change your life”

The two years I spent with Dr. M have enriched, matured, and shaped me as a person and student. Working through Skype or Google Hangouts (I live on the East Coast), Dr. M successfully counseled me through my school work, SATs, applications for summer programs, [...]