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About The College Choice

The College Choice was founded in 2003 to help students and their families successfully navigate the increasingly complex college admissions process.  Since then I have worked with hundreds of students, helping them find the colleges that best fit their academic and social goals.  Having spent my entire professional career in education, I believe strongly that becoming knowledgeable and comfortable with how to approach a higher education is one of the most important challenges a family faces.  My job is to be the best advocate possible for you throughout this endeavor.

I have had a long career in education, including positions as a high school English teacher in California and as Assistant Dean of Students at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.   My career continued in the corporate world as Manager of Training and Education at Motorola, Inc., and as Senior Project Director at Executive KnowledgeWorks, a consulting firm that designed and developed executive education programs for Fortune 500 companies.  In 2003, following an internship in college counseling at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, Illinois, I established The College Choice, working with families throughout the entire college selection and application process.

I earned a bachelor's degree in English from Mills College where I serve on the Board of Trustees, a master's degree in secondary education from Stanford University, and a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Denver.

Linda Turner is a member of the following professional associations:

"Every student deserves a unique experience suited to his or her own personal goals. I provide the opportunity for each of my clients to realize that experience."

- Linda Cohen Turner

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Client Testimonials

"Linda has a calm supportive professional approach, which helped my son relax but also say on task. She works so closely with kids that she helps them discover exactly how they want to express themselves in their essays.    Linda handled the college search process from start to finish and helped my son find the school that best suited him!  We have already begun the process again with Linda for our daughter!"

Parent of Loyola Academy Graduate, Class of 2016
Villanova University, Class of 2020

"Our daughter could not be more excited to be going to NU. What a journey to this point.    Her comment - "I could not have done this without Linda". Thank you for being her partner, advocate, critic and fan. And thank you for keeping us calm!"

Parent of Latin School of Chicago Graduate, Class of 2016
Northwestern University, Class of 2020