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 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 holds a Certificate of College Counseling from UC San Diego (2006) and UCLA (2019) Extension.
Member since 2020.
Currently serving on Webinar Committee.
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Also a member of Matchlighter's Scholars since 2021.
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.
Meetings are held virtually or in-person as needed.
Comprehensive College Planning Package
Students begin in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade and continue through senior year.
No matter where your student begins, our multi-year approach covers every step of the way until deciding which college offer to accept. This package is available for students who would like assistance with every aspect of the college and career search process. Jumpstart your child’s high school journey to college through a well-developed strategy to help them put their best foot forward and achieve their goals.
For a complete menu of services please request a copy of the pdf. This package includes enrollment for both parents and students in CollegePlannerPro, an online software college organizing and planning tool. We will develop a balanced college list that matches student goals, interests, values, and abilities, as well as financial fit. Essay Coach and Assessment Test support is included, as is Financial aid and scholarship assistance.
Total cost $2,000
Senior College Planning Package
Students begin this package starting June before Senior Year.
With this package, we create a personalized college application plan including enrollment for parent(s) and student in CollegePlannerPro, an online software college organizing and planning tool. We provide assistance with keeping the student on task to complete all components of the college application, including requirements and deadlines, essays and interviews. Scholarship and Financial aid assistance and an Essay Coach are included.
For a complete menu of services please request a copy of the pdf.
Total Cost: $1,500
Small Packages $300
- Career Discovery Package
- Let's Build the College List Package
- The Rising Senior Package
Contact me for details of each package
Small Packages Continued $300
- Early Start Package
- Graduate School Prep
- Gap Year Discovery
Contact me for details of each 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
"Working with Rose helped the complicated process of college applications be simpler. She helped me discover colleges and make sure I had a balanced list, as well as kept me organized. She’s so kind as well, definitely a great experience!"
~ Bella, University of Virginia - 2023