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Where ARE YOU GOING next?

Keiles College Consulting will help get you there. 

Our Mission

At Keiles College Consulting, our mission is to make the journey to college one of growth and discovery for students and families, as we assist you in finding a school that best fits your student's academic, social, emotional, and financial needs. Our job is to show you the wide range of options that are available for your child's unique skills and desires and to help them get to their destination. 

Our partner with your family as we walk through every part of the process of preparing for and applying to college. We work with high school and transfer students, providing support in setting and achieving goals, and acting as an honest, empathetic advisor in order to unlock each student's potential and work through challenges.

Keiles College Consulting will be there for your family to provide the expertise you need, so you can make the decisions that allow your child to reach as high and go as far as their imagination takes them.


Our Services

Comprehensive or individual services available...whatever suits your needs.
Student Assessments 

Interest and learning style inventories to generate personalized options for majors, careers, and best fit schools. 

ACT/SAT Recommendations

Advice to help determine which test best suits the student's learning style.

Applications Assistance

Strategies for filling out each application, and an experienced set of eyes to review before submitting.  

Deadline & Task Management

Tips, tricks, tools, and a helping hand in keeping track of all that needs to get done.

Review of College Acceptances and Financial Aid Awards

Analysis of offers from colleges to help evaluate and select the best options for all. 

College List Creation

Collaborative formation of a list of schools that best match the student's aspirations, personality, and talents. 

Academic & Extracurricular Planning

Guidance in designing high school coursework 

and activities to enhance growth and college readiness. 

Essay Development & Review

Development of admissions essays from brainstorming topics to editing the final products; every essay, every application. 

Financial Aid Overview

Information to help you finance your student's education, including need and merit-based aid, loans, grants, and scholarships.

Creative Arts Advising

Assistance with applications that require additional supplements, including Visual Arts Portfolios, Audition Reels for Musical Theatre, Acting and Music Programs & Writing Samples

College Resources

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About Linda Keiles

About Me

Linda Sunshine Keiles, Owner

Independent Educational Consultant

Linda Keiles has been an educator for more than 30 years, beginning her career in Los Angeles Unified School District as an elementary school instructor. She spent 17 years at the JCC in Long Beach, where she enjoyed working with a diverse, dynamic community as the director of early childhood education, afterschool care, teen and family programs, summer camps, and youth sports, sometimes all at the same time! She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Binghamton University in New York, earning a BA in Psychology with a minor in Management, and holds a California Teaching Credential. 

After helping her own children through their college process, she decided that she wanted to support other students navigate the long, winding journey to college. She completed her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting through UC Irvine. Linda lives with her family in Long Beach, California and is involved as an educator at her synagogue's religious school. When she's not working with her students, Linda is most likely to be pursuing her passions for reading, writing, and photography. She looks forward to helping a new generation of students pursue their college dreams. 


Linda Keiles is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and subscribes to HECA standards of good practice.

About Eve Lunt

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Eve Lunt

Independent Educational Consultant

Eve Lunt’s history in both the entertainment industry and non-profit world brings a real-world expertise to the college counseling provided by Keiles College Consulting. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts, she worked for a decade as a producer and studio manager at deGraf/Wahrman, Colossal Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, and Protozoa, helping bring cutting edge motion capture animation and software technology to television, live events, theme park rides and Oscar nominated films. 


She then segued her organizational, research, and event planning skills to her position at the Alpert JCC in Long Beach where she created programs for families and adults, ultimately serving as the Director of Jewish Life and Culture. During her tenure, she also ran the Gatov Gallery where she oversaw the Gottlieb Exhibition, an annual exhibition of the best of LBUSD visual art students. This opportunity provided the impetus to start working with high school students on their applications to visual arts, music, creative writing and theatre programs at universities and art schools. After leaving the JCC, she began working at Keiles College Consulting and completed her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting through UC Irvine. She now works with students in all fields of study, from pre-health to business, while also providing the niche expertise required by fine arts applications to those who require it. She is thrilled that she is now a partner at KCC and looks forward to what the future brings.


Eve lives in the Bluff Heights area of Long Beach with her husband, a retired high school teacher. She is also the Art Specialist at her synagogue, teaching art and culture to grades K-12. 

When she has free time, she enjoys reading, going on long walks with her old dog, and working on her unfinished novel of the music and art scene in Los Angeles during the 1980’s.


Contact Keiles College Consulting

Serving Greater Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Orange County, and beyond

Contact Linda at:
(562) 619-1190

For more information about our rates and services, or to set up a

FREE 30 minute consultation, please fill out the contact form below, and we'll get back to you!

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