Guiding Principles

Liz Murphy College Advising Guiding Principles:

Individualized

Emphasis on each student’s unique strengths, experiences, academic aspirations and expectations

Student-Focused

Partner with students to make their own sound and informed choices. Guide, rather than direct

Collaborative

Strive not to replace, but to complement families and school counselors

Giving back

Provide pro-bono services to students with economic need

Good Practices

Adhere to National Association for College Admission Counseling Core Values of professionalism, collaboration, trust, education, fairness & equity, and social responsibility. I respect the confidentiality of all of my clients. I never share information about or identities of clients without permission.

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