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

We were overwhelmed by the college application process and having a hard time communicating with our son about all the necessary steps. Liz immediately took time to get to know Myles better, and started giving him valuable guidance that he took to heart. Liz has made herself available throughout the process, and communicated regularly via email; Myles is now well on his way to completing his applications! It has been wonderful to have a trusted "non-parent" adult involved in the process.

- Joanna M. & Heyward R., Menlo Park, CA