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From tackling personal college enrollment decisions to reaching important milestones, the mission of College Starpoint is to guide families on the path of success. All of our goals are motivated by the commitment to excellence and going the extra mile to make sure students and parents are fully satisfied with their outcomes.

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Anya Ilkys, Founder/CEO and Principal College Consultant

Anya Ilkys founded College Starpoint after spending 17 years working in higher education, where she learned the ins and outs of college admission and financial aid processes. She spent countless hours working with high school and college students at Northeastern University, Merrimack College, and a private college admissions practice, advising them and their parents on the best approaches in the college enrollment process. Anya provides families with meticulously planned strategies to unveil the best possible admission and financial outcomes. 

As a professional College Consultant and an active member of HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) as well as NEACAC (New England Association of College Admission Counseling), Anya offers expert advice while creating authentic and meaningful relationships to best position her students for success. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Sociology, an MBA and a Master's in Organizational and Corporate Communication all from Northeastern University. 

 Anya is fluent in Russian and English, and is happy to provide consultations in either language. She lives right outside of Boston with her husband, three young sons, and a dog. 



 Higher Education Consultants Association Member. HECA is the leading organization for independent college admissions consultants. I       subscribe to HECA's Statement of Standards and Ethics for college counseling professionals. 

 New England Association of College Admissions Counseling Member 



 CounselMore Certified Member 


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Beth Meehan, Senior Year Specialist 

Beth Meehan joined College Starpoint in 2022 as a Senior Year Specialist.  She graduated from UMass Amherst, where she majored in Psychology and Sociology and then moved on to receive her Master’s degree from Northeastern University in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Development.  Beth worked in Development at both Northeastern and Mount Holyoke College and recently completed coursework at Springfield College to obtain her licenses in School Counseling and Adjustment Counseling. 

 Beth has extensive experience working with students and families as they navigate the college process.  She is dedicated to serving all students to effectively meet their holistic needs and is committed to providing students with academic, postsecondary/career, and personal/social development through advocating for opportunities to reach their fullest potential.  

In addition to College Starpoint, Beth is also currently working as a Graduation Coach at a suburban high school in Western Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband, three young daughters, and a new puppy.

Click below to see a list of services that are offered to students and parents and learn how you can maximize your admissions and financial aid opportunities to ensure a successful enrollment process.

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