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

Families who hire Liz Murphy to guide their student through the college admissions process are lucky to have her on their team.  She is a caring, dedicated professional who listens and communicates well.  Most importantly, Liz has a unique way of making each student feel special and capable. In addition, Liz’s participation in educational conferences, organizations and college tours means she has access to the most up-to-date information.  She knows how to create a college list that is balanced and tailored to a student’s interests and ability.  As a colleague and friend for five years, I continue to be impressed with Liz’s professionalism and knowledge about college admissions.

- Gael Casner, Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) Board of Directors