About Me

The clizollege search and application journey can be a very exciting, yet stressful time for students and families. Lengthy applications, confusing test schedules and challenging essays can be a major source of tension and anxiety. In the beginning, the process may feel long and complicated, becoming rushed and hectic as deadlines approach...then the wait begins. Before you know it, the May 1 decision day is here.

I created my college advising practice to provide a calm, organized environment where students can focus on their unique set of strengths, experiences, academic aspirations and expectations. My objectives are to help students and families reduce stress and gain confidence by teaching them how to navigate the college admissions world and find the college that best fits their goals and interests.

I provide expert evaluation, analysis and guidance so that no matter where a student falls on the academic spectrum, he or she can shine on college applications!

Testimonials

Liz Murphy excels at helping students narrow their college search without adding undue stress on their lives. Over a series of meetings she helped my son develop a sense of his own priorities through self-evaluation exercises. She broke down the process into manageable pieces and also incorporated our concerns as parents. She presented us with a college report and met with us to explain how the colleges and universities she presented might be a good match for him. I'd highly recommend Liz Murphy to any student or parent feeling overwhelmed by the college search process.

- Kate M, Half Moon Bay