Meet the college counselors who make all the difference

Our Blue Stars Certified™ counselors bring decades of teaching, admissions and writing experience to their work. All use the unique Blue Stars’ integrated style of counseling that enables students to grow personally as they plan for college. All are up-to-date on the latest admissions trends, and collaborate closely with one another.

As a result, Blue Stars counselors are not just outstanding editors and mentors. They are also superior life coaches who excel at helping students find their unique paths to college—calmly and confidently.

The Leadership

Dr. Amy Morgenstern founder of Blue Stars Admissions Consulting

Dr. Amy Morgenstern

Founder & CEO

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The Team

Full-Service Counselors

Art Mentor

Full-Service Counselors

Helen Ingerson Senior Counselor & Editor

Helen Ingerson

Senior Counselor & Editor

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Jennifer Turfler Senior College Admissions Counselor

Jennifer Turfler

Senior Counselor & Editor

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Annie Malcolm Senior College Counselor and Editor

Dr. Annie Malcolm

Senior College Counselor & Editor

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Art Mentor

Aliza Cohen Art Mentor

Aliza Cohen

Art Mentor

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“Most college admission consultants are probably good at helping students submit grammatically and structurally correct essays and applications. Blue Stars Admissions Consulting, however, goes well beyond that. They are exceptionally adept at connecting with their students at a deeper level, helping them to discover and better understand who they are and to produce extremely personal, reflective applications that are impactful and demonstrate personal growth…”

— Amy R., Blue Stars parent

“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 that I needed from Blue Stars, beginning with the school research process. …I felt like I was less stressed about the application process than many of my peers because I had done a lot of preparation work with Helen, and I felt like I could reach out at any time for her to answer a question or revise a draft. Whereas some of my peers at school would have to wait for days or nearly a week for other counselors to review their work, I could always count on Helen to reply to me with her comments within a day, many times even within the hour. …I will forever be grateful.

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

Make a plan for the future today

Here’s how to get started

Step 1

Book a free 30-min consultation

Let’s get together and talk about what Blue Stars can do for your teen and family. Meet one of our counselors and get to know us. If it feels right and we’re a good fit, we’ll set up the next step.

Step 2

Get ready for College Admissions with a strategic plan

We’ll meet for a 90-min in-depth consultation. Our lead counselor will assess your teen’s career path and create a detailed proposal showcasing their path to successful college admission and beyond.

Step 3

Solidify success. The future awaits great people

Once you accept the proposal, we’ll celebrate our partnership and get started working with a designated counselor just for you and your teen.

Step 4

Strategic & aligned for successful admissions applications

Support. Skills development. Confidence. Self-reliance. Personal development leads the way to a desired college and becoming the leader the world needs your child to be.

Resources to help teens and their families navigate the college admission process



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