top of page

We wake up everyday and work to inspire young people to find out what inspires them. 

Our college admissions counseling services teach families how to prepare their children for a healthy and successful college search. 

Let's work together.


A Better Way To Find a College

Dr. Thom Golden and his wife Bridget started Golden Educational Consulting to help everyday families succeed in finding the best fit college for them while placing an emphasis on family health and wellness.


Dr. Thom has studied the college search for decades, from the inside of some of the most selective universities, and he will tell you that which college you attend simply does not matter. Bridget’s background in higher education as well as association and alumni engagement also demonstrated that it’s not the actual college that matters, it’s the fit.

Join our community of likeminded students, parents, and educators who are committed to a better way of searching for college.


We provide ultra-personalized one-on-one college search coaching, teaching, and educational assessment to families all over the globe.

An online community of students, parents, and educators committed to the health and wellness of college searchers.

Personalized, one-on-one coaching by Dr. Thom and team. The single best way to apply to college

A proven prep program that saves time and money while increasing ACT composite scores an average of three points in a few weeks.

Our most popular coaching program, tailored to the needs of your student

Donna, Nashville, TN

"Thom was invaluable in making the college process less stressful for all of us."

Pam, Indianapolis, IN

"Ethical, informed, compassionate and clear, Thom & Bridget can help you and your college bound student clarify the selection and admissions process, saving time and reducing stress!"

Sherri, Chicago, IL

"Thom helped my daughter tell her story in a way that provided insight into who she is as a person and the unique aspects of her journey."

What People Are Saying
GEC Logo Wall.jpg
Latest from the Stress Free Scholar Blog


Golden Educational Consulting donates a portion of its proceeds to support organizations that promote adolescent health and wellness.

Together we can create an inclusive and positive environment in which our youth can flourish.

Challenge Success Logo.jpg
Signup Anchor
Get weekly ideas to make the college search better.

Once per week. No spam ever.

By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at

Thanks for subscribing! A confirmation message has been sent to your email.

bottom of page