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

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