Dr. Goldman charges a set hourly fee of $500. He does not charge different fees for different services, such as editing essays, phone calls, or giving mock interviews. He also does not offer packages, which encourage more cost more than is necessary. Our work together is a partnership, each of us attending to our assigned tasks. When you prepare for our meetings, and by using our time together efficiently, we can minimize your out of pocket expenses.

Short emails, texts or calls are not charged. When these require greater than five minutes of response time they are charged at the hourly rate.

Payment can be made by cash or check, and via credit cards or PayPal via this link. Checks should be made out to Gary Goldman.


Appointments cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice are not charged. Appointments missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice are billed for one hour.

Initial appointments should be made at a time at least 24 hours after all relevant documents have been sent to ensure adequate time for document review. Document review time is also billed at the same hourly rate. Generally, it takes about 15 – 30 minutes to review the average introductory paperwork, but this will be adjusted accordingly.

The minimum initial consultation is for 60 minutes, inclusive of document review time. Payment for the first consultation must be made prior to scheduling that appointment.

We welcome consultations with parents of candidates. This can be scheduled in anticipation of or in conjunction with a student’s use of our services. Consultations with parents are also billed at the standard hourly rate.

Payment is due and expected at the time that services are invoiced. Invoices are emailed after services have been rendered. In the event of delayed payments, there will be a 2% / month service charge added to the bill for any delay greater than 30 days from the date of invoice.