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To prepare students and parents for this journey, our first job is to review the map with everyone. We discuss all activities, assignments and expectations at the beginning of the process. Clear communication is key to success.

There are so many factors to consider, and every student is unique. We develop a comprehensive list of potential colleges based on factors like current academics, programs of study, extensive discussion and assessment, along with our experience and research. It takes time, but it’s worth it!

There are no target numbers, but our average student applies to 6 to 12 schools. Having options is important.

Nice thought, but not necessarily. These are marketing materials designed to get your attention. They know very little about you, unless you have contacted them.
Students should get serious about the process by the 10th or 11th grade, but there are things that 8th graders can do to prepare. Let’s look at where you are now—and create a plan.

“Has the student maximized their high school experience?” This is an important reason to work with Perkins & Murphy early in the college process. We address high school classes, activities, community service, and employment—the complete applicant.

A strong college applicant is not just a smart student with good grades. They are also a good citizen.

Good! We don’t want you to hire us because of our website. We offer a free, first-time consultation to students and their families. Please call 860.437.8219 or text 860.701.8782 to schedule a meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

SAT scores can be an important part of your application, but they’re not the only part. There are other ways to measure academic achievement, and SAT’s can be re-taken after completing preparation programs. Students with lower scores have options, and that’s where Perkins & Murphy can help. We’ll work with you to identify those options. (And don’t forget the ACT!)

Probably not! That could be a big mistake. Paying for college is often the parents’ biggest concern during the entire process. We make this information understandable and provide as much guidance as you need. Everyone’s situation is different, so let’s talk about this.

This is why we do what we do...

We both would like to thank you so much for all your incredible time, care, and patience for the past 2+ years! We have NO DOUBT that hiring you two to coach our daughter was the BEST THING EVER. No way would college apps and planning be done without you.

My time with you guys has gone by so fast! But I just wanted to say thank you so, so, so, so much for every bit of guidance, counseling, editing, and talking me through the process. I wouldn’t have had such success and easy journey without you guys.

You both have been amazing to work with and I’m so sad to be finished for now but will definitely keep in touch!

Thank you both for truly lighting the way on this most important journey in our lives. We have all learned so much and felt secure in your capable, knowledgeable hands. Thanks for always giving your all. Go Syracuse!

Thank you so much for all you guys have helped me with over the past few years. I could not have done it without your constant support and guidance.

I wanted to thank you guys for all that you have done to get me to where I am now. It really is incredible that you help out so many students in such an in-depth way, and deal with the uniqueness of each student’s situation. I’m really looking forward to school at the University of Vermont, and I owe you guys all the credit in the world.  

With both of us working full time, we wanted to make sure that our inexperience with the college application process didn't affect our son's goals. Perkins and Murphy have far exceeded our expectations. From helping to find schools that matched our son's interests, resume building, essay tutorials, application submittal, scholarship searches, and financial counseling, they have been so knowledgeable and professional! Our son was accepted to his first-choice school! Now, it's our daughter's turn!

It has been a rewarding few years and looking back, I can’t believe how much I have changed. I am looking forward to this new chapter of my life where I will meet new people, experience the college schedule, and pursue new opportunities. Thank you for everything you have done to help me get to this point.

Without all of your time, I would have never gotten into Elon, my dream school.

Here’s a little something for helping me all these years…It couldn’t have been easy! I wouldn’t have gotten into (or found out) about my dream school without you both! I, of course, will miss you.

Brown said Yes!

I suppose you shouldn’t tell him I told you, but YES, he got into Northeastern, and YES, he got a scholarship!! But I can tell you, we love you guys! What a Christmas gift! Honestly, I felt like crying. Bless you both!

I am the calmest mother in town! So many others are fretting over applications and essays, and thanks to both of you, I just smile! Our daughter is also much less stressed, again thanks to you.

We want you to know how much we sincerely appreciate the outstanding college admission consulting services that you provided our daughter this past year. In short, you are both phenomenal!

I attended the high school “College Night” tonight. I watched the scared and confused faces of parents (some of whom already have kids in college) and breathed a sigh of relief that we have you to guide the way.

By the way, I would like you to know that retreating to your suburban alcove is becoming the highlight of my week!

Tim and Betsy are able to say the same things Mom and Dad say, but because it is coming from them, it holds more weight with the kids and cuts through the parent veil of stupidity. I am so proud to tell people that our daughters are Perkins & Murphy kids! 

Thank you for keeping him focused on the finish line! He never wavered in his commitment to you and the plan you laid out for him. I am very proud of him for earning the scholarships and thank you again for all of the effort that takes.

We can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for our daughter: the direction, the advice, and the encouragement made the difference for her.

I cannot imagine what I would have done without you while applying to college and writing my essays and everything else.

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Navigating the college admissions process doesn’t have to be stressful. We work with your family to help alleviate the stress and focus on this EXCITING time in life!

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Ready to feel like the calmest mother in town? 🧘
Navigating the college admissions process doesn’t have to be stressful. We work with your family to help alleviate the stress and focus on this EXCITING time in life!

#collegeprep #collegeadmissions #collegeconsulting #newlondon #newlondonct #ctcolleges #momlife #senioryear
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We're here to help your student succeed! 

We walk your student through the maze of college admissions AND what to expect once they arrive at their dream school. Our Senior Summer Series creates a space for students to openly discuss expectations and uncertainties before leaving for school. 

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We`re here to help your student succeed!

We walk your student through the maze of college admissions AND what to expect once they arrive at their dream school. Our Senior Summer Series creates a space for students to openly discuss expectations and uncertainties before leaving for school.

#collegeprep #collegeadmissions #collegeconsulting #newlondon #newlondonct #ctcolleges #newstudent
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We love to hear it - we enjoy the college admissions process and know all the ins and outs! 🙌

#collegeprep #collegeadmissions #collegeconsulting #newlondon #newlondonct #ctcolleges

We love to hear it - we enjoy the college admissions process and know all the ins and outs! 🙌

#collegeprep #collegeadmissions #collegeconsulting #newlondon #newlondonct #ctcolleges
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It’s a balancing act! ⚖

Suddenly, your student has to balance high school with the college application process. By making an individualized plan for each student, we help reduce the stress of this unfamiliar and time-consuming venture.

#collegeprep #collegeprepping #collegeadmissions #collegetips #senioryear #newlondonct

It’s a balancing act! ⚖

Suddenly, your student has to balance high school with the college application process. By making an individualized plan for each student, we help reduce the stress of this unfamiliar and time-consuming venture.

#collegeprep #collegeprepping #collegeadmissions #collegetips #senioryear #newlondonct
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One of the most frequent questions we hear is, "How do I know which school(s) are right for me?”

There are many factors to consider - and every student is unique. 

We create a comprehensive list of potential colleges based on:
▪️ Location (how far from home)
▪️ Majors and academic interest
▪️ High School Transcript
▪️ Extensive discussion and assessment 
▪️ Fit (social)

All of this takes time, but it's worth it! Selecting the right college is an important (and exciting) decision!

#collegeadmissions #collegeconsulting #collegeprep #collegeadmissionstips

One of the most frequent questions we hear is, "How do I know which school(s) are right for me?”

There are many factors to consider - and every student is unique.

We create a comprehensive list of potential colleges based on:
▪️ Location (how far from home)
▪️ Majors and academic interest
▪️ High School Transcript
▪️ Extensive discussion and assessment
▪️ Fit (social)

All of this takes time, but it`s worth it! Selecting the right college is an important (and exciting) decision!

#collegeadmissions #collegeconsulting #collegeprep #collegeadmissionstips
...

We’ll guide you through the process every step of the way - from searching for colleges and applying, to managing finances, and picking your school (and then we’ll help you get ready for it!) 🙌

We’ll guide you through the process every step of the way - from searching for colleges and applying, to managing finances, and picking your school (and then we’ll help you get ready for it!) 🙌 ...

Avoid this conversation with your student! 📱

We help reduce the pressure and keep your student
on track with all college application deadlines!
This is just another reason why working with a
college admissions consultant will make your life
and your student’s life easier.

#collegeadmissions #collegeprep #newlondonct #collegecounseling #collegeconsulting

Avoid this conversation with your student! 📱

We help reduce the pressure and keep your student
on track with all college application deadlines!
This is just another reason why working with a
college admissions consultant will make your life
and your student’s life easier.

#collegeadmissions #collegeprep #newlondonct #collegecounseling #collegeconsulting
...

We guide your student through ALL aspects of college, including what to expect once they arrive on campus. We cover a range of topics, including:

▪️Studying
▪️Dorm life
▪️Social life
▪️Greek life
▪️Partying 

Walking through all aspects of college life gives your student the confidence they need to start their first year off right! 😎

We guide your student through ALL aspects of college, including what to expect once they arrive on campus. We cover a range of topics, including:


▪️Studying
▪️Dorm life
▪️Social life
▪️Greek life
▪️Partying


Walking through all aspects of college life gives your student the confidence they need to start their first year off right! 😎
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Reading your reviews never gets old! We're always excited to be involved in such an important time in your lives. ✨

Reading your reviews never gets old! We`re always excited to be involved in such an important time in your lives. ✨ ...

Not sure where to start when guiding your student through the college admissions process?


We’re here to help! With over 20 years of experience, we’ve built processes that will help your student navigate the maze of college admissions!


🔗 Schedule a free consultation with us to get started today by clicking the link in our bio! 🔗

Not sure where to start when guiding your student through the college admissions process?



We’re here to help! With over 20 years of experience, we’ve built processes that will help your student navigate the maze of college admissions!



🔗 Schedule a free consultation with us to get started today by clicking the link in our bio! 🔗
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Hello - We’re the faces behind the names! 👋  We’re Betsy Perkins and Tim Murphy! 

Betsy has worked in the field of college admissions and financial aid for over 20 years. She is a certified school counselor, and she has provided guidance for hundreds of students through the college admissions and financial aid process. Betsy also led financial aid programs at private colleges and public universities before she became an independent consultant. Her reputation as a college admissions expert and dedicated educator is well-known to college professionals around the country. 

Tim is an administrator, educator, and consultant who has helped hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds achieve educational and professional success. He specializes in communication and development. Partnered with Betsy’s admissions expertise, Tim assists students with preparing essays, portfolios, interview strategies, and correspondence with athletic coaches.

Hello - We’re the faces behind the names! 👋  We’re Betsy Perkins and Tim Murphy!

Betsy has worked in the field of college admissions and financial aid for over 20 years. She is a certified school counselor, and she has provided guidance for hundreds of students through the college admissions and financial aid process. Betsy also led financial aid programs at private colleges and public universities before she became an independent consultant. Her reputation as a college admissions expert and dedicated educator is well-known to college professionals around the country.

Tim is an administrator, educator, and consultant who has helped hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds achieve educational and professional success. He specializes in communication and development. Partnered with Betsy’s admissions expertise, Tim assists students with preparing essays, portfolios, interview strategies, and correspondence with athletic coaches.
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