Testimonials

Take a few minutes to read what some of our clients have to say about us.

“Lynn’s guidance through the college process was invaluable for our family. She gets to know the student, both as an individual and within the context of their family, and then breaks down an overwhelming process into manageable phases with detailed information. Lynn’s calm, task-oriented approach helped our son stay on track with college application milestones (testing, college visits, essay writing, and application deadlines), and provided us, as parents, with a reassuring sounding board. We especially appreciated the weekly meetings she had with our son and the updates from the meetings that she shared with us. We relied upon those updates to frame our conversations with our son about his next steps for the coming week, which is never easy to do with a stressed-out senior who thinks his parents don’t have a clue! Lynn’s expertise, professionalism, and emotional support is worth every penny!” Parents of Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2018, Tufts University

“We retained Lynn’s college planning services again for our younger son and had an equally successful result.  Lynn’s superior communication and organization skills, combined with her knowledge and familiarity with numerous colleges and programs, made for another wonderful experience.  Her devotion, passion, and integrity are unsurpassed, and we were so thrilled to have been able to work with her again”  Mom of Glastonbury High School Student Class of 2018, Fordham University

“Working with Mrs. Pulito was a phenomenal experience from beginning to end. She guided me through every step of the college search and selection process with tremendous grace and attention to detail. She made what is normally considered a very stressful process a smooth and enjoyable one. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to find a college planner who can connect with students and work with them to find a school that is the right fit.” Glastonbury High School Student Class of 2018, Fordham University

“We are so excited with the outcome our son had after working with Lynn at The College Planner, LLC.  From the first day that we met Lynn we knew we were in good hands.  As new parents to the college process (SAT, ACT, application process, college sports potential and what that involved, essays, common application) we needed someone who could assist with all of that and so much more. Lynn exceeded our expectations! Her knowledge of the college and application process was so beneficial.  She listened to our son’s likes and dislikes and guided him with a list of suggested colleges that met the criteria for schools in the safety, target and reach categories. Creating a specific list that all would be great fits for our son.

We are so thankful to Lynn for keeping our son on course to apply early decision and early action.  Having her there to keep track of the deadlines, fill out the college applications, common application, review the essays and ultimately submit it all with our son was the ultimate stress reliever!!  We will miss having Lynn in our day to day lives.  We would love to be on her list for future references.   Thanks again!”  Parents Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2018, The College of William & Mary

“I had just begun thinking about hiring a college planner in the winter of my son’s junior year when I was out with some business associates and I asked if any in the group had done it. Two people chimed in immediately, and both talked about Lynn. As our family’s main breadwinner, I was pre-sold on the concept of leveraging the skills of a planner because I knew I would not have the ability to focus the necessary energy on the process, and I also worried that if I tried, my efforts to keep things on track would drive a wedge between us all and create tensions at home that none of us needed. However, neither my son nor my husband (both of whom have ADHD) were convinced.  

I pursued it anyway, and I am SO HAPPY I did. I reached out to Lynn and I knew instantly she would be a great choice. Her responsiveness was impressive, and the list of her qualities only grew over the time we worked with her. She really engaged with my son and took the time to truly get to know him. She was able to narrow down some absolutely excellent recommendations for schools he should apply to, and when he later said he thought he might want to go south, she didn’t miss a beat or disappoint. She worked with him throughout the summer to keep him focused on developing and finalizing an essay that truly reflected who he is, and with her support and structure, he had his applications in by early October – no sweat at all (and this for a kid with ADHD!) By then, my husband and son were transformed into Lynn-vangelists! 

Ultimately, it was a school in NC that stole the hearts (and minds) of the entire family. Our son knocked on our bedroom door at 12:01 a.m. on a Friday morning in December to share the great news that he’d been accepted, and I cried tears of joy. Lynn had nearly everything to do with his success and a triumph over what would have otherwise been a completely overwhelming process. I seriously cannot recommend her highly enough!!!” Parent Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2018, UNC Asheville

“We highly recommend Lynn Pulito as a college counselor.  She has extensive knowledge in all areas of the college process and knows exactly what colleges are looking for in terms of grades, extracurriculars and essays.  She was thorough and organized in guiding our son through each step and helped to weed out what was important and what was not.  Lynn also really took the time to get to know our son by interviewing him and having regular conversations with him.  Because of this, she was able to help our son choose colleges that were a good fit for him academically, socially and even geographically. Our son applied Early Decision and got into his top choice college and we thank Lynn for helping to make it happen!” Parents Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2018, Davidson College

“The whole process of choosing and applying to colleges can be stressful and complicated. With Mrs. Pulito’s help it was easy and stress free. Mrs. Pulito helped me through every step of the application process. She helped me with my essay and prepared me for a college interview. Without her, I would not have known what to expect or what colleges look for in an essay. Being the oldest child, I did not know much about the college application process, but I’m glad to have had Mrs. Pulito to guide me through the entire process.” Student Glastonbury HS Class of 2018, College of the Holy Cross

“Working with Lynn Pulito has been an extremely positive experience. We cannot thank her enough for all her hard work and dedication in helping our daughter through the college application process. I don’t think we could have done it without her help.” Parent of  Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2018, College of the Holy Cross

“Working with Mrs. Pulito was everything I could’ve hoped for and more.  It made the college process nearly seamless.  The meetings weren’t tainted by biased opinions and were always comfortable and open.   Not only am I confident in my college decision but I also feel confident in the decision to use Mrs. Pulito.  She is full of knowledge about schools and has the experience of helping all different kinds of kids make the same decision.  She is kind, honest, helpful, patient and never hesitates to go the extra mile for her students.  I never thought I would enjoy making such an ominous decision, but it actually started to get fun. Thank you, Mrs. Pulito!”  Student Kingswood Oxford, Class of 2017, Lehigh University

“I thought Mrs. P. was very helpful as a college planner; she encouraged me to get in all my applications early without putting too much pressure on me.  She was very understanding if I didn’t have an essay done when planned. I definitely benefited from the weekly updates informing me on the tasks I needed to complete.  By having a college planner, I was more motivated to get my essays done before the last minute, and I ended up having all my college apps submitted before most seniors which was a great feeling. Thank you so much for all your help, the process would have been much more stressful and difficult without you!  I would love to be a reference for students going through the same process.”  Glastonbury HS Student, Class of 2017, University of Texas, Austin

“The college process is not an easy time if you approach it alone. Working with Mrs. Pulito made the whole process much easier. A list of potential schools was put together and was narrowed until there was only a few schools left in consideration.  Through the careful guidance from The College Planner, my college process was straightforward and expedited.”  Glastonbury HS Student, Class of 2017, UConn

“We are incredibly happy that Lynn was referred to us during the Fall of our son’s junior year! Lynn is super organized and methodical. Her plan allowed our son to maintain an even pace with everything he needed to get done, which was so helpful in avoiding a crazy push at the end! Lynn also kept things in perspective. We appreciated her knowledge as a professional, but almost more as a mom who has been through the college selection process! Lynn was always available with great advice and encouraging words. We look forward to working with Lynn at The College Planner when it’s time for our daughter.”  Mom of Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2017, UConn

“Thank you again for all your support and guidance in Mike’s college process. Your knowledge, insight, and planning process is invaluable! I was so impressed about your knowledge of the schools and your willingness to learn about schools that you were not as familiar with. You made the college process completely stress free for all of us! You held Mike accountable for the college application process and he agrees he could not have done it without you! He was so proud to complete his essays and applications before the start of football, and was not stressed like so many of his friends.” Mother of Glastonbury HS student Class of 2017, Purdue University

“Lynn guided all of us through the process while still allowing for us, as his parents, to be as involved as we wanted and could be.  Our son is very motivated and independent, but we were still active in reviewing, editing and assisting with his essays and all aspects and stages of his applications, but having Lynn’s expertise, guidance, organization and deadline tracking and management with and for my son were key.  Lynn is very pleasant and calming to work with, both from a parental standpoint and from our son’s, and she acted as an additional sounding board for all of us.  Our son developed a trusting relationship with Lynn as a college adviser, and we think he “heard” and considered her words more at times, perhaps because she is not one of his parents.  Lastly, we had a family emergency which took much of our time and attention away from everything, including this process, so knowing we had Lynn was a source of great comfort to all of us.  Lynn was an essential resource during the college application process, from start to finish! As an aside, our son has been accepted to his top choice school, which is by far the best fit for him – our ultimate goal!” Parents of Kingswood Oxford student Class of 2017, Lehigh University

“I do not know how I could have come out of the college process feeling so happy and prepared for what was to come without Mrs. P’s help. The weekly meetings and email updates kept me constantly on track and helped me get in all my applications early. I could tell Mrs. P had a strong knowledge of the process and was best suited to aid me during this long and stressful time. Thanks to Mrs. P I came out with a variety of great options; I’ve decided to attend Marist, could not be happier with my decision!”  Xavier High School Senior Class of 2016, Marist College

“As a student, Mrs. P was very easy to talk to and was very helpful with time management. She helped keep me on track with my applications and essays without applying to much pressure.” Senior, Glastonbury HS Class of 2016, Bentley University

“Being new to the college search, Lynn helped make sense of a very complicated process. It was such a relief to have someone so knowledgeable on our side. By working directly with our daughter on the application and essay, she took a tremendous amount of stress away from our family. We will be calling her again in a few years to help with our son.”  Parents of Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2016, Bentley University

“Choosing Lynn to support my son through the college process was priceless. Lynn is extremely professional and her knowledge of SAT prep and the college application process was an incredible resource. Being a busy working mom, I knew that I did not have the time to dedicate to this process that was necessary. Lynn’s organization was impeccable. She kept me informed each week of what my son’s responsibilities were and anything that I needed to do; that communication kept us organized and on track to meet each deadline.  In addition, whenever I had a question or was looking for additional information Lynn was always available to help. The best part of this process was how much my son enjoyed working with “Mrs. P.”.  Senior year can be a stressful time and she helped to make this process enjoyable and successful for him.”  Mom of Xavier High School Senior Class of 2016, Marist College

“Our experience of working with Lynn Pulito – The College Planner, was great! A students Junior and Senior years of High School are very important planning years and can be very stressful not only for the student, but also their parents. Lynn helped us with her knowledge and expertise in the research process, the application process, writing process, and acceptances. The approach that Lynn used with our daughter put our daughter in the driver’s seat while keeping us informed. Lynn has a very organized process and she keeps the client organized and on schedule.  While all of this is happening, our home was peaceful. The lack of communication that can happen was eliminated; the nagging to complete things for this process was eliminated. We would recommend Lynn and her services.”  Mom of Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2016, New York University (NYU)

“Lynn did an exceptional job helping my son navigate through the college process.  He was instantly comfortable with her at their initial meeting, and her professional, yet caring and calm manner was evident each time they met.  Lynn really “got” him and what his goals and aspirations were. Her college spreadsheet was a tremendous aid in the selection process and allowed him to selectively choose where he would apply.  She offered suggestions for SAT prep and was very knowledgeable about the SAT process, scoring, and reporting.  Once it was time to apply, Lynn kept my son on task and was supremely organized.  By meeting on a weekly basis, the summer before senior year, all nine of his college applications were completed, with plenty of time to enjoy school sports and the fun of senior year.  The resume that Lynn helped him create was instrumental to his college application.  She offered assistance and provided numerous comments, over several weeks, on his personal and supplemental essays, truly ensuring they were the best they could be.  Lynn even met one last time with him to review his top two choices, providing insight, guidance, and things to think about, that even a parent or guidance counselor may not have considered.”

“Our goal was a stress-free process for the whole family, and that is exactly what Lynn delivered.  My son very much appreciated not having to run into his guidance counselor’s office on a regular basis asking question after question–Lynn knew it all–but had my son coordinate with his counselor as needed.  Although we have learned much about the college process along the way with Lynn, we are using her services again this year for our younger son and look forward to an equally successful result.”  Mom of Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2016 – Merit scholar St. Joseph’s University Philadelphia

“Lynn turned what we thought would be a difficult and stressful college application process into an enjoyable experience! Working with Lynn proved to have many benefits… she eliminated the scary and overwhelming aspects and provided a systematic, approachable and a bonding family experience. Our daughter, Emma took ownership of the process and with Lynn’s knowledgeable guidance and instruction completed all of her applications by Thanksgiving. She often commented how grateful she was that she was able to work with Lynn! She enjoyed the experience and didn’t feel the stress that many of her friends complained about. We were able to explore many different target schools in a positive way without the stress of deadlines, essays and uncertainty. Without Lynn Pulito’s help it would have been a difficult and stressful process. Thanks again!” Parents of Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2016, Hofstra University – transferred to NYU 2017

“Lynn has taken so much pressure off in regards to the arguments (between my son and I) on when things had to be completed.  My son would feel bad if he missed a deadline that he and Lynn agreed to. Lynn brought to our attention some schools that we did not think were in range.  Just the organization and professional look of the student resume was huge -it helped organize thoughts when writing applications for scholarships.  It was also a great reference point when discussing the similarities and differences after they returned home.”  Parent Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2016, STEM Honors Program UConn, admitted to Wash U, UVA, UNC Chapel Hill

“Please just have people call me, I would love to talk to them about what you have done for us!”   Mother of Mercy High School Student Class of 2015, The College of the Holy Cross

“Our decision to use Lynn Pulito’s college planning services with our son Joseph could not have worked out better. Joseph quickly got organized and more motivated to pursue his college search under Lynn’s program, and as parents, we both felt less stressed and more informed about the whole college application and selection process. Lynn created an individual plan for Joseph that kept him on track and guided him throughout the process. Lynn’s style and approach were exceptional and we genuinely felt she was invested in our son’s best interest to succeed. To date, our son has had great success in his application and admission process and is in the final stages of making a decision among the group of schools that have accepted him. As parents who have gone through the college admission process for the second time, but the first time with the assistance of “The College Planner”, we would strongly endorse and recommend Lynn’s services to any family preparing for college admissions.”  Parents of Glastonbury High School (GHS) Senior Class of 2015, Quinnipiac U

“Working with Lynn Pulito this past year as we tackled the college application process for the first time with our son was such a pleasure. Lynn helped make a very daunting process more than manageable! Lynn streamlines the process from sourcing schools that are an appropriate fit for your student to sending out the applications and any follow up material that may be requested. Lynn works with your student, making them part of the process as opposed to doing it for them.  We found Lynn’s wealth of knowledge, organization and professionalism invaluable and highly recommend her services!”   Mother of Xavier High School Student Class of 2015, Dayton University and GHS High School Class of 2017, Providence College

“Mrs. Pulito supported me not only as a College Planner, but also as a second mom throughout the entire application process. She kept me on track for each deadline, helped me to organize the endless paperwork and put together a strong resume. She edited all of my essays and gave me great advice to keep me calm and motivated. The college process was made so much less stressful by working with Mrs. Pulito and I was confident with each application I submitted. Thank you, Mrs. Pulito!!”  Senior Class of 2015 Mercy High School, College of the Holy Cross

“Working with Mrs. Pulito made the dreadful task of applying to colleges stress free and possible. I didn’t even know where to start when I first opened the Common App and I am so thankful that I ended up finding your business because without your help I wouldn’t have been able to apply to colleges with success. Working with you has been one of the best decisions I have made during my high school career. Now that I am starting to hear back from colleges I frequently think that it all wouldn’t have been possible without your help.”  Senior, Class of 2015 Glastonbury HS, Fairfield U

“When my daughter and I first started working on the Common App we found ourselves constantly struggling. It got to the point where Paige would completely avoid anything college related because of the fear of not even knowing where to begin. However, once we signed up with Mrs. Pulito, Paige would come home from her weekly meetings and share all of the tasks that they accomplished together in a matter of an hour. For such a major step in my daughter’s future, I knew that Mrs. Pulito was the right person to have as help. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without her!” Mom of Senior at Glastonbury HS Class of 2015, Fairfield U

“It was a real pleasure working with Lynn.  Just being able to take the process out of our hands and also removing the stress of the application process, gave us the assurance that everything would be done right and on time.  Also, including our daughter Julia in on everything was very helpful for her.  Having a second set of eyes work with her on her essay made Julia feel much more comfortable.  Lynn’s services were worth every penny and we were happy to do it and very happy with the process and the outcome.  Thank you! “ Father of Glastonbury HS Senior Class of 2015, UCONN Honors

“To sum Lynn Pulito up in one word… AMAZING!!! She made the entire college planning process stress free. I can only say that from our first meeting she took all the pressure off us as parents and off our son’s as well. She helped Johnny select his colleges, organize his applications, reviewed his essays, and submit all of his paperwork to each school. What I was expecting to be a stressful few months was anything but. Lynn is worth her weight in gold, and I would not hesitate to use her service again.”  Mom of Glastonbury HS Senior class 2014, UCONN

“My professional life is very busy and demanding and I was extremely stressed about the unknown college journey in front of our family… I started meeting with Lynn Pulito this summer and now I am not stressed any longer!  Lynn was able to clearly outline the process for me and show me the necessary steps.  She was also able to break down a large challenge into a series of smaller more manageable challenges and then show me the timeline for completion….  Lynn then helped my daughter create a college grid of colleges outlining where she would like to apply.  She helped my daughter define colleges for herself: just right, safety and reach, which really aided our family in formulating an application plan.  I heartily recommend working with Lynn to any family looking for a college planning tutor!” Mom of Glastonbury HS senior class of 2014, admitted to Vassar College, attending Simmons College 

“Lynn Pulito helped our son Michael immeasurably with his college application process during the summer/fall of 2013. Specifically, she taught Michael to focus and cut to the chase regarding what colleges are really looking for from an applicant.  Lynn was also instrumental in helping Michael organize not only his application, but his thought process in general – clearly something of paramount importance in this very time-consuming process. Michael applied for early admission to 10 schools; he has already been accepted from 1/2 of them!

My wife and I both feel strongly that Lynn was an invaluable resource to Michael’s success in the college application process and we would have been lost without her!  We have unequivocally recommended Lynn to our friends and have already requested her assistance for our other son (Daniel) who’ll be applying in 2 years.  Besides her obvious attention to detail and willingness not to take any shortcuts, we got to know Lynn as a caring, genuinely concerned individual.  We rate her with a AAA+ rating as a college planner and (more importantly) as a person!”   Parents Glastonbury HS Senior Class of 2014,  Penn State, University Park

“Working with Mrs. Pulito made what would have been a grueling college process, one that was truly stressed free. She helped me get an early jump on my college applications and put me ahead of most of my peers. Mrs. Pulito is an awesome person to work with because she really cares about the kids she is helping. I cannot thank her enough for all of her help and I would recommend her to any student seeking help in the college planning process.”  Senior GHS Class of 2014, UCONN Engineering

“The mock interview helped a ton! He asked almost all of the questions you had asked me! I received a packet today from UMASS Dartmouth accepting me to their psychology program in the fall of 2014. I actually got accepted!!! I just wanted to thank you for helping me so much with this process!! I appreciate all that you have done for me!” Senior Glastonbury HS Class of 2014, UMASS Dartmouth

“Mrs. Pulito was a tremendous help throughout my college search and application process, most notably through her assistance in creating a resume. She helped me create my resume around the particular aspects of my application that I wanted the colleges to notice. I wasn’t sure how exactly I wanted to portray myself, but Mrs. Pulito had a clear idea of which assets I should play up immediately upon viewing my credentials.  More importantly, she could envision how to do it.  She guided me through the process of writing the resume, telling me where to shorten explanations and where to expand. The final product looked professional and was simple for an admissions counselor to look over without it being a burden. Furthermore, Mrs. Pulito had a lot of insight on which colleges to apply to. She has done extensive research on many top schools…she offers thoughtful advice on which colleges seem to be a good fit for the individual, based on her knowledge of the student’s personality and the atmosphere of the school and student body.”   Student, Class of 2013 Glastonbury High School,  Tufts University

“Lynn helped my daughter focus on both sides of the equation–what did she have to offer each college and what did each have to offer her? Lynn wants each student she helps to get into the right school for him or her, not just get into a college.  Lynn helped my daughter organize her assets (grades, scores, activities) into a clear statement of who we wanted the colleges to see when they read her application.  Lynn takes in all the relevant information and discerns where the strengths are, and how to emphasize certain points such that even the weaker sections of the application are presented as positives.  She really helped reduce the stress my daughter felt about her choices about her future.”   Mom of 2013 Glastonbury HS Student Class of 2013, Tufts University

“I have known Lynn for over ten years.  She is very intelligent, hardworking and ethical.    Lynn also possesses a gift of being able to look at a situation, analyze it, and break it down into manageable and logical steps.  When my son began his college search, we felt overwhelmed by the amount of information available.  Lynn helped us to put it all into perspective.  We were able to put together a plan to help my son choose the best options for him to pursue to maximize his college search and find the college which best fit his skill set and personal goals.  Lynn was also very helpful in directing us to resources available to aid us in our search.”  Mom of 2013 Glastonbury HS Student, Notre Dame University