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College Starpoint Services

Expertise. Honesty. Ingenuity.



Expert Guidance

  • Coaching services are available 1-on-1 with students in grades 9-12 

  • All sessions are virtual

  • Services include ongoing educational coaching for high school students with topics covering:

    • Choosing and strategizing on high school curriculum and helping with class selection

    • Advising on extracurricular activities, such as sports, passion projects, volunteer experiences, summer involvement opportunities, internships, and work

    • Help choosing a possible college academic focus and future career exploration 

    • Creating a customized, balanced college list based on student's academic and social preferences

    • Setting the student's individual timeline for the college application process

    • Administering mock interviews and preparing the student for in-person or virtual interviews

    • Developing a Standardized Test strategy

    • Guiding the student through the recommendation letter process

    • Helping navigate and prepare admissions applications while adhering to deadlines and specific requirements

    • Editing college essays and supplemental personal statements

    • Creating a resume and advising on social media platforms, including LinkedIn

    • Preparing the student for college tours

    • Strategizing on deferral and wait-list admission decisions

    • Preparing for the Welcome Day at the desired institution

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Informed Decision Marking


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  • Coaching services offered individually for parents and students on topics covering:

    • Evaluating need-based financial aid eligibility

    • Identifying and maximizing opportunities for scholarshi

    • Explaining and guiding the financial aid application process (FAFSA and CSS Profile)

    • Analyzing and comparing financial aid offers

    • Guiding through an outside scholarship search

    • Identifying professional judgement opportunities 

    • Helping negotiate and maximize financial aid and scholarships

    • Helping with financial appeal letters

    • Supporting through the final enrollment decision

    • Creating college budget and spending plans

    • Evaluating educational loan recommendations

Virtual Team Meeting


DIY Approach

  • Online group coaching for students and parents of juniors/seniors

  • This path is ideal for those who like the DIY approach to college admissions, combined with expert guidance and additional resources provided along the way

  • Recorded monthly video sessions run from April to December (10 sessions in total)

  • Each video seminar will focus on one important aspect of the college admissions process, including tasks and timelines, advice on the admissions process (recommendations, essays, interviews, Common Application, financial aid...etc)

  • Each session will have a live open Q&A for students and parents to ask all of their individual questions

  • Families receive a 25% discount on additional à la carte services (individual consultations, document review, college lists help)

  • Families get unique access to a college prep online platform, which helps them research colleges, build a college list, and manage the application process

  • Families receive access to College Starpoint's digital content: checklists, info sheets, resources, webinar recordings...etc.

  • Families receive a monthly topical newsletter with helpful application tips and additional resources

  • Parents will get access to a private Facebook group to join a like-minded community of parents and students

  • We will take you from A to Z in the application process, and provide guidance and support along the way


Customizable Service Options


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College Document Review

Includes in-depth analysis of the following:

  • College essay (main Common App essay); OR​

  • Up to 3 supplemental essays (college specific); OR

  • Full Common Application review; OR

  • Resume and one supplemental essay

  • You will receive a written report with feedback and recommendations 

  • One hour consultation to go over feedback and address any other outstanding questions related to the college application process at a discounted rate

  • Turn around time: 1 week


College List Help

Includes the following:

  • 2 online consultations with Anya Ilkys

  • Review of student's profile, preferences, and college list

  • In-depth assessment of current choices

  • Research of safety, target, and reach schools

  • Presentation of a new, well-balanced college list with info

  • A final consultation to go through the new list and Q&A

  • Turn around time: 2 weeks

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