Every student and every family has different needs.   That's why we offer a wide variety of personalized services.     We pride ourselves on helping dozens of students gain entrance into the university of their choice.   The high school years pass quickly.   Find the service that will help your child excel now and secure his future in an appropriate institution of high learning.

  • Assessment with College List:   Designed for upperclassmen, this package includes a face-to-face session with your child during their junior, or senior year.    We will review their high school transcript and materials to date, as well as explore their vision for the future.   From this, we will research and design  an individualized college list that is on-target for your child.  You will receive that, as well as a written follow-up and personalized plan, to achieve college admission goals.


  • Southern Premier Package: Our team of counselors is located in South Carolina and has significant expertise in schools, big and small, ranging from Florida to Texas.  This package is for those living in The Southeast, who want face-to-face guidance, while targeting Southern institutions.    
  • Comprehensive College Counseling:  Our most in-depth service covers every step inside and outside the classroom across all four years of high school. We provide guidance and instruction for course selection, test-prep, application building, college selection, essay writing and financial aid.   Both parents and student have unlimited access to advice and feedback across the entire search and application process.  Please note that Hope Murtaugh is typically booked two years in advance for this service; please contact us for availability.

Individual Services

  • Planning Session:  A logical first step to start the college hunt, as well as an efficient and economical service option.  This includes a single session to point students in the right direction.   After our meeting, parents and student will receive a written follow-up and a personal plan to work toward college admission goals.  For 8th graders and up. 

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Costs for individual services vary, depending upon the package desired.    Fees for multi-year services may be paid in convenient installments.   A limited number of hourly consultations are available each year as schedule permits.   Please contact us for additional service details and for hourly rates.

  • Application Builder: Bring us your list of prospective colleges and we'll walk you through the application and essay process.   Limited number of students accepted, beginning in the spring of the 11th grade.   Students may not enroll after September 1 of their senior year.