Thank you so much for your help in editing and writing essays this year!

Thank you so much for your help in editing and writing essays this year! I couldn’t have done a lot of the essays without your insightful comments and ideas. I discovered new parts of myself while writing… Read more “Thank you so much for your help in editing and writing essays this year!”

– Chloe, Blue Stars student
St. Francis High School, Mt. View, CA

Unmatched by any other college counseling service that I’ve seen

Having Blue Stars on my side was a lifesaver throughout the college application process. As the oldest sibling in an immigrant family, I did not know where to start with my college applications. I received all the help and resources… Read more “Unmatched by any other college counseling service that I’ve seen”

– Jeffrey, Blue Stars student
Mitty High School, San Jose, CA

Thank you for teaching me to become a better writer and helping me learn more about myself in the process

Thank you so much for all your help with my college applications. Your advice always pinpointed the exact weaknesses in my essays and help me turn them into strengths. Thank you for giving me the “insider perspective” on the college… Read more “Thank you for teaching me to become a better writer and helping me learn more about myself in the process”

– Tyler, Blue Stars student
Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA

She translated the seemingly obtuse and arbitrary college application process into a journey of self-reflection

Before I started working with Dr. M and Ms. Ingerson, I was paralyzed by the seemingly insurmountable process that is applying to colleges: I had to decide (definitively, as I believed at the time) what path I wanted my future to… Read more “She translated the seemingly obtuse and arbitrary college application process into a journey of self-reflection”

– Thomas Q., Blue Stars student
Foothill High School, Dublin, CA

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

– Jenny, Blue Stars student
Irvington High School, Fremont, CA

I highly recommend Dr. M and her team for both undergraduate and graduate admissions!

After two unsuccessful attempts applying to graduate school, I reached out to Dr. M and her team to guide me through the process in a more prepared and professional manner. I worked closely with Dr. M, who not only provided… Read more “I highly recommend Dr. M and her team for both undergraduate and graduate admissions!”

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

Dr. M is so much more than just a college counselor. She’s a life mentor.

Dr. M is so much more than just a college counselor. She’s a life mentor. I first started working with Dr. M during my freshman year when I had no direction, let alone any motivation. I resented the idea of… Read more “Dr. M is so much more than just a college counselor. She’s a life mentor.”

– Michael B., Blue Stars student
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

The best there is!

I started working with Amy pretty early on in the game, around the summer of ’10. I don’t even know where to begin to praise her work. The first time I met her, she was extremely confident in her ability… Read more “The best there is!”

– Leslie, Blue Stars student
Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA

Without the direction or the financial resources I needed, the idea of pursuing my B.A. seemed overwhelming

After two unsuccessful years of applying as a transfer student to four-year universities, I realized I wasn’t clear on what I wanted out of school or my career. Working with Blue Stars was a major reset. For my third attempt, I started… Read more “Without the direction or the financial resources I needed, the idea of pursuing my B.A. seemed overwhelming”

– Marithza, Blue Stars student
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

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