College Success Without the Stress

     A stress-free and successful college process!

Linehan College Counseling students know exactly what to do and when to do it.  They have multiple acceptances from schools that are all a great fit for them, with scholarships!  Our Class of 2020 clients were accepted at over 85 different colleges and awarded over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in scholarships and merit aid. A few examples: Tufts, Cornell, University of Chicago, Grinnell, Stanford, CalTech, U Michigan, SUNY Binghamton, various UCs, Northeastern, Fairfield, Marist, Georgia Tech, Union, Colgate, Hamilton, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Albany, Skidmore, Fordham, RIT, Purdue… nursing programs, engineering programs, pre-med programs… too many to list!

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Kelly Linehan is an independent educational consultant, a coach for students in grades 9-12 that are navigating the college process.  Working on behalf of students and families, she helps them to understand what colleges really want in applicants and how to find colleges that will be a good academic, social, and financial fit. Under Kelly’s guidance, students learn which individualized steps to take to improve their odds for acceptances and scholarships: college success without the stress!

Kelly’s perspective on the application process is unique as she is also a National Board Certified educator and a parent. Having worked with adolescents for over two decades, she understands the challenges of the college process from both professional and personal experience. Her Certificate in College Admissions Counseling is through the University of California, and she has contacts with hundreds of college admissions officers and educational consultants around the country. She is an Associate Member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association), an internationally recognized professional organization that requires the highest ethical standards for its members.

In addition to her College Counseling Certificate, Kelly’s education includes a BA magna cum laude from Colgate University, a teaching MA from the University at Albany, National Board Teacher Certification, and graduate work at Middlebury College and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

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6 thoughts on “College Success Without the Stress

  1. Lineman College Counseling was extremely helpful for my daughter. Kelly’s approach was thought provoking, and helped alleviate self doubt and stress surrounding a very stressful time in a young adults life with the enormous weight of college decisions. Thank you Kelly

  2. Kelly was amazing and definitely helped our daughter get accepted into her top school. She made a stressful process understandable and enjoyable. Her kindness, quick responses and outstanding knowledge make her a true gem. We strongly recommend her to anyone wanting help navigating the college process.

  3. It has been a real pleasure for my granddaughter to work with Kelly during this difficult college admissions process
    Kelly made it easy and realistic and has been so helpful and caring
    It is a very stressful time for high school seniors and Kelly has great input and knowledge and experience in the field
    We very highly recommend her
    Her help and sincerity has been invaluable

  4. As a member of Niskayuna’s class of 2020, I can confidently state that Kelly is all that you need in a college counselor. She is extremely passionate and knowledgeable. We started working last summer on making a perfect application. We met twice over the summer to get the ball rolling. Kelly was there to guide me every step along the way. It was a completely stress-free process. By the middle of September, my college application and essay were all done outside of some minor revisions we made in early October! My applications were submitted and the acceptances kept rolling in! However, Kelly’s work wasn’t done there. She was always a text away whether it was about a question about a deferral, waitlist, or financial aid. I am beyond thankful for Kelly and all that she has done for me and my family! If you’re looking for a stress-free and easy college application process, you are missing out if you do not use Kelly. Because of her hard work with me, I was able to enjoy all of my senior year! Thank you!

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