STEVEN ROY GOODMAN, MS, JD
Educational Consultant and Admissions Strategist
Steve Goodman is an international authority on college and graduate school admissions. He is an expert in advancing the academic, social, and professional needs and aspirations of the students and families he advises - and matching those needs to select colleges and universities.
Over the past 20 years, Steve Goodman has designed admissions strategies for more than 1,700 applicants to colleges, graduate programs, and business, law, and medical schools. Specifically, he provides professional assistance with school selection, application strategies, and personal statement preparation, coaching students and families through the college search and application process.
"For college-bound teenagers, it's like Michael Phelps coming to give swimming lessons."
-Maryland's Daily Record (about Steve Goodman's educational consulting)
Steve Goodman also trains high school guidance counselors and leads admissions workshops for select groups and professional organizations. He has lectured before thousands of students and families in the United States and abroad, presenting seminars about student and family preparedness for the admissions process, the development of application strategies, school placements, the U.S. education marketplace, the future of higher education, and making effective college, graduate school, and career choices. His book, College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family, is one of the most referenced college guides for both parents and librarians. His television talk show on UDC-TV, Higher Education Today, won a 2012 Telly Award and a 2013 Telly Award for addressing contemporary education issues.
"Steve Goodman studies his students to find the thing that makes them shine."
-Washington Business Journal
Steve Goodman has done extensive work with students and schools in India, South Africa, Mexico, and Romania. He is a former executive director of the College Admissions Institute of America, a group devoted to expanding educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.