What I Provide

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the US, you have a lot of choices. I give you the tools and strategies to help you:

  • Construct an education plan that creates opportunities and maximizes choices
  • Pursue extracurricular activities that you love, and that promote engagement and leadership
  • Navigate the college search and application process to find the "right-fit" college
  • Communicate your strengths to highlight your best self and illustrate why you merit strong consideration

All services are provided in accordance with the ethical standards and practices set by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Here is how I can help:

College Planning

I can provide services during any stage of the college search and application process. My clients are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and community college/transfer students. 

  • Interest and personality assessments
  • Course and extracurricular planning 
  • SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT test planning
  • Activities and sports resumes
  • Conducting a thoughtful college search and developing a personalized college list
  • Financial aid/scholarship advice
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Essay idea development and editing
  • Essay and application review
  • Help with managing deadlines and submission of applications
  • College interviews and visits
  • Making your decision

 

Career Advising

I can help recent high school and college graduates connect with their passion, discover possiblities and reach for their goals. 

  • Career assessments and advising
  • Creating a resume and cover letter
  • Job search strategies


SAT/ACT Tutoring - Main Street Scholars

Liz Murphy recommends Main Street Scholars for SAT/ACT prep and academic coaching. Main Street Scholars (MSS) is a private, independent company offering full service educational programs including after-school academic coaching, summer coaching and review classes,  SAT and ACT preparation, and test proctoring. MSS teachers and academic coaches are highly qualified instructors who believe all children can learn and thrive in the right setting with the right support. 

 

Testimonials

Liz helped us a lot with the college selection and application process. She identified several schools we had not heard of that were promising matches for our daughter. Liz provided detailed information and clear feedback in a way that was very supportive. She gave very workable advice on our daughter's essays. Working with Liz gave our family a boost in the right direction! I would strongly recommend working with Liz on this process.

— Jennifer M.