At the end of the day what matters are the results. As the testimonials below state, in partnership with student and family, together we find the “best fit”.  The accompanying list represents the colleges that students I have worked with attended.  It is a wide range of great schools, all found by matching aptitude, interests and program to meet the needs of both the student and the school. This proven process gets results!

Client Testimonials

“Linda knew more about me than I knew about myself. She helped me pick nine great schools, and I ended up attending the right one for me. The funny thing is, I hadn’t even considered my college until she suggested it."

—S.B., Boston, MA

“Linda Crosby is indispensable to the college search and admissions process. She deftly steered us toward a variety of campuses that enabled our daughter to understand what she liked and did not like, enabling us to focus on a range of colleges from 'reach to safety' that suited our student. Linda made a complex testing and admissions process seem simple (including our Early Action / Early Decision choices). She talked us off a cliff more than once with humor and a calm steady hand. I truly believe our daughter would not be at her school of choice without Linda's expert guidance. I cannot recommend her highly enough; Linda is solid gold."

—F.R., Truro, MA

“Beyond her extensive knowledge of colleges and the college application process, Linda brought warmth and caring to our very anxious family. We knew she wanted to find the best match for our daughter, looking beyond college rankings and helping us to focus on our daughter’s priorities and strengths. She was accepted to her number one school and is thriving there. We can’t thank Linda enough and look forward to her help with our son."

—M.B., Wenham, MA

“Linda has a uniquely amazing way of connecting with the students! She brings out their best, authentic selves. They trust her and know she truly cares. Our daughter had a wonderful experience with Linda, who is a trusted adult for life!”

—T.C., Hamilton, MA

"One of Linda’s many talents is in building relationships. The time she took with both my college bound Juniors to get to know and understand them truly paid off. We trusted her intuition, advice and support throughout the entire college process. This, coupled with her many years of experience and results, provided our children with a solid path forward to pursue their interests and receive a great college education. Their success is linked to the great foundation and guidance that Linda provided to them both!”

—S.B., Manchester, MA

"Linda is an experienced educator who has deep personal and professional connections to a broad network of colleges and universities around the country. Linda was tireless in her effort and support of my children as they navigated the college admission process. She had them to her home, took them out to lunch, answered their questions on the phone and did everything possible to help them move in the direction of applying to schools that were a good fit for them as students and as people. Linda has a wonderful ability to help students and their parents to manage the myriad decisions and choices that are associated stressful transition from high school to college. And unlike many in the college-counseling field, Linda does not consider her work done once a student’s college applications are submitted; she continues to reach out to her clients and their families long after the acceptance letter has been received and matriculation has been completed. Linda has my highest recommendation; your son or daughter would be lucky to have her wisdom and her calm on their side."

—J.W., Ipswich, MA

"Linda Crosby is a wonderful college advisor. She is a great listener and puts the students at ease immediately. Her years of experience with scores of colleges have enabled her to have a high success rate in her placements. She is practical and warm and my family would use no one else!"

—P.T.M., Magnolia, MA

"I could not have asked for more thoughtful and committed college counselor than Linda Crosby. While I was a student at Manchester-Essex, Linda leveraged her significant experience to help me tailor my list of target schools and skillfully advise on each element of my application. I will never forget one Saturday afternoon I spent with Linda brainstorming essay topics – I began the conversation with a scattered string of thoughts and emerged with a structured outline and concrete plan to completion. Linda is a wonderfully kind and insightful person, and genuinely cares about helping others; I can state with confidence that Linda was largely responsible for setting me on a life path for which I am very thankful, and to this day, she remains a close friend and personal advisor.”

—C.C., Boston, MA

Colleges Attended by Students Linda Advised in the Past Five Years

  • American University

  • Art Institute of Cincinnati

  • Barnard College

  • Berklee College of Music

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • Bowdoin College

  • Brandeis University

  • Brown University

  • Bucknell University

  • Centre College

  • Clark University

  • Clarkson University

  • Colby College

  • College of the Holy Cross

  • Colorado College

  • Columbia University

  • Connecticut College

  • Dartmouth College

  • Dickinson College

  • Elon University

  • Emerson College

  • Emory University

  • Eugene Lang College of The New School

  • Franklin Olin School of Engineering

  • Georgetown University

  • George Washington University

  • Gordon College

  • Hamilton College

  • Hampshire College

  • Harvard University

  • Haverford College

  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges

  • Hofstra University

  • Ithaca College

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Kalamazoo College

  • Kenyon College

  • Lafayette College

  • Macalester College

  • Maryland Institute College of Art

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

  • McGill University

  • Middlebury College

  • Mt. Holyoke College

  • New York University

  • Northeastern University

  • Oberlin College

  • Pitzer College

  • Princeton University

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Ringling College of Art & Design

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Salve Regina University

  • Sarah Lawrence College

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Simmons College

  • Skidmore College

  • Smith College

  • Southern New Hampshire University

  • St. Michael’s College

  • Suffolk University

  • Syracuse University

  • Towson University

  • Tufts University

  • Tulane University

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Edinburgh

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of New England

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Rhode Island

  • University of Rochester

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Vermont

  • University of Wisconsin

  • University of Wyoming

  • Vassar College

  • Wheaton College

  • Williams College

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Yale University