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College advising

Manageable admissions

Main Street Scholars partners with Liz Murphy College Advising to give you the tools and strategies to help navigate your college search and application process. We will construct an application plan that maximizes your choices and communicates your strengths to illustrate why you merit strong consideration.

Find a college that best meets your goals and interests

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the US, you have a lot of choices. Liz Murphy gives you the tools and strategies to help you:
  • Construct an education plan that creates opportunities and maximizes choices
  • Pursue extracurricular activities that you love, and that promote engagement and leadership
  • Navigate the college search and application process to find the right college for you
  • Communicate your strengths to highlight your best self and illustrate why you merit strong consideration

College planning

Liz Murphy College Advising can provide services during any stage of the college search and application process.
  • Interest and personality assessments
  • Course and extracurricular planning
  • SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT test planning
  • Activities and sports résumés
  • Conducting a thoughtful college search and developing a personalized college list
  • Financial aid/scholarship advice
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Essay idea development and editing
  • Essay and application review
  • Help with managing deadlines and submission of applications
  • College interviews and visits
  • Making your decision

Liz Murphy, a graduate of the UC Berkeley College Admissions and Career Planning Program, survived the college admission process with her own children, who graduated from Gonzaga University (2015) and UC Berkeley (2017). Every year she tours dozens of colleges and universities throughout the United States, attends professional conferences, college fairs and workshops, and networks with fellow professionals in the field.

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