How it Works

Whether you need comprehensive assistance or targeted advice, there's a plan to fit your family's needs.

1. Contact: Contact me by email or phone. We’ll have a brief discussion about your student and where you are in the process of applying for colleges. At this time, we can set up an initial meeting. 

2. Meeting: I will meet with the student and parent(s) (if you wish) to determine personal goals, explain my advising process and answer questions. 

3. Proposal: I will prepare a college advising plan for your student, which will provide a roadmap to college admissions.

4. Fee Structure:

  • College Launch Meeting: a one-hour family meeting to discuss college options, test planning, timeline, and answer questions.  
  • Packages: I offer 10-, 20- or 30-hour advising packages for a flat fee. This approach offers flexibility, value and continuity.

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