Resources

Here are some sites that I have found to be helpful to students and families during the college search and application process:

Applications
www.commonapp.org
www.universityofcalifornia.edu
www.csumentor.edu

Testing
www.act.org
www.collegeboard.com

Financial Aid/Scholarships
www.fafsa.ed.gov
student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
www.fastweb.com
www.cappex.com

Research Tools
www.collegeappmap.org
bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
www.unigo.com

Colleges that Change Lives
www.ctcl.org

List of test optional colleges
www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Scattergrams
www.cappex.com

Athletes
www.ncaa.org
www.naia.org

Testimonials

I contacted Liz Murphy to help my son through the college application process.  Though a very bright young man, he had challenges with follow-through, and I knew he would not get through this process in one piece without some external support.  Liz was wonderful with my son, as she met him where he was.  She got to know him, and his preferences.  She did a masterful job guiding him toward universities that would best suit his interests and had a good chance of admissions success.  She stayed on him to ensure he completed his applications correctly and met his deadlines.  As a result, Matthew was accepted into 5 colleges!  He's heading to Chico State University as a member of the Class of 2019.   Liz's calm, cool, communications approach took the stress right out of this process for our family, and for that, we are forever thankful!!

Naomi C., Los Gatos