Animal behavior, battery technology, art v. history, global health, cultural difference, difficult decisions, environmental science, magicians as knowledge deniers, losing band camp, physics and the interconnectedness of it all, hunting and the environment….Blue Stars applicants are hunkered down, telling their stories, sharing their ideas. We’re having a great time at Blue Stars meeting application deadlines!
Highlights of Blue Stars undergraduate 2013 results:
- FOUR Blue Stars students admitted to Cornell University!
- THREE Blue Stars students admitted to Carnegie Mellon University!
- TWO Blue Stars students admitted to Dartmouth College!
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
- UC Berkeley with Regents Scholarship
- UCLA with Regents Scholarship
- Case Western Reserve University with $28,000 and $17,500 scholarship
- Claremont McKenna College with $10,000 scholarship
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago with Presidential Scholarship
- Cornell University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- University of Southern California
- University of Washington
- Dartmouth College
- Swarthmore College
- Pomona College
- Haverford College
- Bates College
- Boston College
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Washington University in St. Louis
- New York University
Congrats to Blue Stars graduate fine arts applicant admitted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Maryland Institute College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, and School of Visual Arts. Jackpot!
Congrats to Blue Stars junior applicant admitted to Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Politics, Law, and Economics!
Congrats to Blue Stars junior applicant admitted to the Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program!
Congrats to Blue Stars sophomore applicant admitted to MIT’s 2013 Launch summer program in entrepreneurship!
Congrats to Blue Stars sophomore applicant admitted to Brown’s precollege course in modern rapid prototyping techniques!
About Dr. M
Dr. M knows what it takes to get students into the very best universities. She is an award-winning writer and a former university professor and honors program administrator who holds both a Ph.D. in philosophy and an M.F.A. in contemporary art. Known especially for her expertise as a writer and editor, Dr. M has assisted hundreds of applicants craft outstanding personal statements in any subject area: software engineering, cell biology, communications design, environmental studies, public health and painting – just to name a few! Read more about Dr. M.
Blue Stars Admissions Consulting Services:
- Full-Service College Planning for High School Students, 9th-12th Grade
- Consulting for Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Art School Admissions, Summer Programs
- Artist Statement Coaching, Art Portfolio Coaching
- Gap Year Planning
Blue Stars Philosophy
Did you know that blue stars are the brightest in any celestial constellation? With a temperature of up to 25,000 K and a mass of up to 60 times larger than the sun, they are also the hottest and biggest. A supergiant star such as Rigel, the largest star in the constellation of Orion, is almost as expansive as the entire solar system.
It is the Blue Stars philosophy that every academic applicant has the potential to be a blue star among a constellation of stars in the admissions pool. In order to get to this great state of luminosity, however, you must prepare properly, organize strategically, and present yourself with clarity, style, intensity, and distinctiveness. Oftentimes, this tall order is best achieved through a collaborative approach. Accordingly, Blue Stars forms partnerships with applicants as they explore their interests, demonstrate their passions, showcase their achievements, and define their aspirations.
For most applicants, preparing an academic application is a journey in its own right. Awaiting you lies not only a challenging road, but also a time of great self-discovery. Most of the time, applicants have only a vague idea of what they are looking for or plan to do when first faced with an academic application. Often, an applicant has not yet truly understood the significance of an experience or the power of a particular achievement. The application process itself then becomes the vehicle for pursuing new knowledge (including self-knowledge), pushing the limits of your engagement with your chosen subject matter or professional field, acquiring new experiences, and determining a detailed strategic plan for the years to come. Through the process, you and your academic promise gain light and breadth. Blue Stars is here to accompany applicants through the admissions process in the most precise and personalized way. Through this collaborative approach, success is surely in the stars!