Independent College & Career Consultant
Finding your best fit is our priority
Parents and students will have access to CollegePlanning Pro, a cloud-based planning tool, that organizes the entire college application process. Admissions is about more than just test scores and grades. Rose will assist in identifying each student's strengths, abilities, and interests insuring the best fit placement.
Rose Murphy will help you find the best fit college: socially, academically, and financially. Rose collaborates with Jill Haley, Independent Educational Consultant, and Irene Frazier, Essay and Writing Coach.
Rose Murphy worked in Education for over 30 years as a teacher, career and guidance counselor. She holds an M.S. in School Counseling from the University of Laverne and recently completed her UCLA certificate in College Counseling. She is a current member of HECA.
Why Work With A Consultant?
Finding the Best Fit College and understanding affordability can be an enormous challenge for students and families. College is one of life's most important decisions, emotionally and financially. At A Best Fit College we help your family navigate educational opportunities, making it fun and rewarding. The student's best interest is our sole focus. We have the necessary expertise to help you sift through the information so that you can access appropriate educational options and make wise choices without pressure. Let us help take the stress out of the application process.
We help students find a college that will fit them best: socially, academically, and financially.
We work with local and out-of-the-area students, both in-person and over Zoom.
Career Discovery Package – $200
This package is for anyone seeking information about themselves. Learn more about your strengths, values and aptitudes. This package assists you to make informed career decisions. Whether choosing a college major or transitioning to a different career, this discovery package will recommend a game plan to help you move forward based on the findings which are also coupled with practical knowledge of the job market. Three ½ hour Zoom meetings, assessment homework, as well as interpretation and feedback on the results of the assessments are included. A suggested plan will be laid out, tailored to your preferences, needs and characteristics.
Let’s Build that College List Package – $200
This package is for the high school student who is nearing the college application process. Learn how to find good fit institutions. The student will discover more about themselves through assessments and surveys. Charts and graphs to compare and contrast the factors that are most important in their search will be provided. Three ½ hour Zoom meetings, assessment homework, as well as interpretation and feedback on the results of the assessments are included. These sessions will result in a list of 10-12 schools that will fit the student- socially, academically and financially.
The Senior Rising Package – $300
This package is for the student who plans on applying to college in the fall and wants to get a jump start on the application process. The student should have an idea of the schools they may be applying to. The student will learn which applications and requirements will be needed for the schools they desire to apply for. Assistance will be given on managing the application materials and timelines. Advice on letters of recommendation, essays, the activities list, early decision and assessment testing, as well as scholarships, will be discussed in order for the student to have a game plan of action for completing their applications in a timely manner. Let’s reduce the stress! Four ½ hour Zoom meetings, spreadsheets and charts will be included in this package.
Early Start Package – $150
This package is for the student who is a freshman or sophomore in high school and wants to best prepare themselves for college. Advice will be provided on extracurricular development, internships volunteer opportunities and summer enrichment. These opportunities will be carefully matched to meet the student’s interests, strengths and goals. If needed, a standardized testing plan will be developed. Application and scholarship resources, as well as timelines and charts will be provided. Three ½ hour Zoom meetings are included in this package.
Graduate School Prep – $300
This package includes Four ½ hour Zoom meetings that will help the individual obtain a list of schools that would fit their career and professional goals. Requirements and timelines will be laid out. Emails and resources on the resume, CV, interviews, essays, academic research papers and possible assessments will be discussed.
Gap Year Discovery – $100
Gap Years come in many shapes and sizes. This package will help the student look at which type of gap or service-learning program will best fit them. The student will share their preferences and life goals so that they can be matched to programs they desire. Gap year virtual fairs, resources and opportunities will be shared with the student so they can narrow down the possibilities and find a safe program that fits their needs. Two ½ hour Zoom meetings, plus a list of resources will be included in this package.
Hourly – $100/hour
We provide one-on-one help with a wide variety of packages to meet your individual needs.
Our packages are created for high schoolers, graduate students, adults in transition and assistance with career exploration. No matter when you begin, our multi-year approach covers every step of the way.
Rose Murphy's hourly rate: $100 per hour
Irene Frazier's, Essay and Writing Coach hourly rate: $85 per hour
Schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss the complete list of services within this package.
"Rose provided great services assisting both my daughters in navigating the college application process. With her guidance, the whole experience of applications, deciding where to apply, writing the essays, etc. was so much less stressful than I could have imagined. I highly recommend A Best Fit College for any junior looking towards college."
~ Sara McCoy, parent - 2020 and 2021
"The personal help and fast feedback was pivotal to my college acceptance."
~ Ethan Keller - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - 2021
"Thank you Rose Murphy!! A best fit college was an excellent resource and one of the best decisions our family made to help our son navigate through the college process. We started with A Best Fit College last Summer and our Son was accepted to many colleges and will start at one of his first choices in September. We recommend A Best Fit College for your student!!" ~ Monica Keller - parent - 2021
I am grateful for your generosity, the time you dedicated to answering my many questions, and the support you gave me as I made my college decision. Thank you for all the resources, options, and new ideas you shared. Without your suggestion, I never would have found this perfect fit.
~ Faith Tannenbaum, WWU, 2020