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

Saying that working with Liz Murphy was an absolute pleasure would be an understatement. Before walking into her office I was discouraged about my essays and getting into the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs I was interested in. Sitting in her seaside office calmed my nerves and allowed me to focus on producing strong essays instead of my doubts. Liz was encouraging, patient, and someone I felt comfortable working with. She was able to help me formulate my thoughts into concise, well-written, and strong essays that accurately showed graduate programs my potential. Her support and insights guided my writing into essays I was proud of. When I received my acceptance letter from the highest-ranking program, Liz was one of the first people I excitedly contacted. After working with Liz I felt confident about my essays and I know that I was accepted into top programs because of her help. I would gladly recommend her to applicants searching for a counselor who can both strengthen their applications and their self-confidence throughout the process.
- Brianna B.