Ace the Process

Navigate the higher education landscape in India and abroad with our expert consultants.

THE RED PEN
ADVANTAGE

At The Red Pen, we’ve mastered the application process so that you can realise your goals!

We have built our expertise through 10 years of education consulting, working with over 10,000 applications and developing a wide range of professional affiliations and networks. Our consultants are graduates from top international colleges and are well-versed with university application processes in over 12 countries, including the UK, US, Singapore, Canada, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia and India. We work closely with you to find top-tier institutions that represent the best fit for you. It’s no wonder we have a stellar track record!

10000+

APPLICATIONS REVIEWED

$11m+

in Scholarships and Financial Aid in 2020-21 Admission Cycle

98.5%

Success Rate
Higher Education Planning | The Red Pen

Higher Education Planning

Finding the right course and building a strategic roadmap

University Research | The Red Pen

University Research

A customised list of university and course options

SOP Review | The Red Pen

SOP Review

Comprehensive guidance on the statement of purpose

Supplemntal Essay Support | The Red Pen

Supplemental Essay Support

Thorough edits on school-specific supplemental essays

Resume & Letter Of Recommendation Support | The Red Pen
Application Form Guidance | The Red Pen
Supplemntal Essay Support | The Red Pen

Scholarship & Financial Aid

Support on financial aid, scholarship and fellowship options

Resume & Letter Of Recommendation Support | The Red Pen
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Postgraduate Study Discussion | The Red Pen
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StoryBoarding | The Red Pen

Storyboarding

An in-depth analysis of your background, story and goal development

Essay Editing | The Red Pen

Essay Editing

Essay review, editing and support for each business school

Programme Selection | The Red Pen

Programme Selection

Identify programmes with the best-fit curriculum and culture for you

Scholarship & Financial Aid | The Red Pen

Scholarship & Financial Aid

Support on financial aid, scholarship and fellowship options

Resume & Letter Of Recommendation Support | The Red Pen
School- Specific Interview Prep | The Red Pen
Waitlist Guidance | The Red Pen

Waitlist Guidance

Advice on how to approach the MBA waitlist to optimise for conversion

Reapplication Strategy | The Red Pen

Reapplicant Strategy

Feedback on unsuccessful application materials

OUR SERVICES

Our Postgraduate Admissions Team supports your search for the ​best-fit​ programmes by evaluating your personal and professional goals, academic data points and unique experiences. Dedicated experts collaborate with you to brainstorm various options and strategically build a roadmap to prepare a competitive application to your dream university.

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OUR SERVICES

Whether you are currently in college or just about to graduate, our career counsellors help you gain clarity on the next steps in your education journey. Based on your current framework and career aspirations, our team helps you develop strategies with a roadmap for the future.

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OUR SERVICES

Applying for an MBA programme is a serious task. Our MBA Admissions Team helps you find business schools that are best suited to your personal and professional goals. Dedicated consultants who regularly visit campuses and interact with admissions teams at top programmes, help you understand the unique aspects of different institutions and guide you through every step of your application journey.

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TESTIMONIALS

GOOGLE REVIEWS

OVER 98% OF Applicants give the red pen 5 STARS.

Based on 564 reviews.
Ishika Gupta
Ishika Gupta
2022-07-11
The Red Pen helped me to get into one of my top colleges. From crafting a college list to essays my mentor helped with it all. I'm so thankful for the mentorship and guidance that I received. I was able to fully express myself in my essays thanks to the brainstorming of essays we did before I started writing them and the various edits!
Mohammed Adeeb
Mohammed Adeeb
2022-06-29
It was a very wonderful experience working with them. Prishma ma'am was of great help to me as I had the freedom to approach her at any time. I had no knowledge in the education system outside of India but Prishma ma'am and the team was able to guide me in all ways.
Urvashi Bajpai
Urvashi Bajpai
2022-06-24
The 45 min free consultation was enough to understand that The Red Pen is only interested in criticizing the candidate's profile, so that you get scared and think their services are absolutely necessary. Their rates are exorbitant and they seem super eager to send every candidate to Boston University. The consultant was grossly unprepared and had no clue about eligibility for 3 year ug degree holders, merit scholarships, universities for certain specialisations wrt. MBA programs and was more eager to show off that she had visited various campuses in the States. A completely indifferent approach but always ready to give unwarranted advice about random University courses that aren't even related to the profile or requirements.
VenkataKrishnan Ranganathan
VenkataKrishnan Ranganathan
2022-06-18
The colleagues at Red Pen are professional, articulate and always available! . They helped me describe my goals better. Their process started by giving me a broad list of universities and courses compatible with my profile, which really broadened my point of view as to what are all the courses out there, that’ll help me in reaching my goal. They then helped me narrow down the list based on my preferences. The team also helped me select the right set of experiences to write about and made sure that i articulated it. This process ultimately landed me the best possible admit from one of top 30 universities in the world.
Ananya Sachdev
Ananya Sachdev
2022-06-07
The Red Pen was very very helpful and supportive throughout the application process. The team was able to give me specific advice and guidance for the UK medicine application process, and their support was available at all points of the process. From college selection to interview preparation, the team is very thorough and prepared for all aspects of the application. We would like to thank Ms. Aarti Anand for the time and attention she has constantly given us, through the process. With the help of the whole team and their incredible network of mentors and counsellors, I have gotten admission at Imperial College London's Medicine program. Thank you to Aarti, Namita and the entire team at The Red Pen.
venky myuniflex
venky myuniflex
2022-06-06
Samarth Vora
Samarth Vora
2022-06-04
I was pleased with my experience with The Red Pen. The Red Pen team is committed and assisted me in making the most effective and authentic presentation of my profile through the applications. They provide great insight gathered from years of working with admissions offices and helped me find my own voice throughout the process. They also help develop a stronger application through their brainstorming sessions and essay reviews. Their counselors are absolute professionals and helped me approach my college application process strategically, smoothening it out by starting well in advance!
Sukeshi Vora
Sukeshi Vora
2022-06-04
Extremely professional and dedicated team of TRP counselors ! Extremely supportive and focussed approach towards student's profile building, skill enhancements, university selections and overall application process ! Timely guidance on all standardized testings, university application deadlines is commendable. Samarth's amazing university placement to Purdue Engineering Program wouldn't have been possible without Shikha Dhar's ( Personal TRP counselor to Samarth) support and focussed guidance throughout the university application process alongwith parallely challenging overwhelming pressure of 2 yrs of IBDP studies, standardized testings,research work and robotics competitions etc.She gels with child like both family and friend and makes child independent and confident by developing their self-research approach in University selections well in advance. Essay edit sessions with Nikhil were extremely beneficial.Series of webinars and career fairs organised by TRP throughout 2yrs. of counselling journey was extremely informative. We are extremely grateful to Namita Mehta and Kimberly Dixit for their unparalleled support and guidance throughout Samarth's application process!!! We highly recommend TRP's services to all in their university application journey due to their systematic and professional approach and dedicated support from starting to end!!! Once again heartfelt gratitude to entire TRP team! We owe you a lot!!!
Aanika Manghnani
Aanika Manghnani
2022-06-01
I used The Red Pen’s services to apply as a transfer student to US universities. I was extremely satisfied with my experience in that I felt wholly supported throughout the process right from program research to application construction and essay edits. I worked with Mr Arnav Sharma directly and really appreciated the fact that he was always extremely easily accessible to me and responded to questions very quickly. Essay feedback was also a process that was super extensive and genuinely helpful as opposed to superficial editing. I would 100% recommend this organisation and would use their services again without reservation!
Dev M
Dev M
2022-06-01
The Red Pen has been guiding me on my college application journey since the 8th grade. They first helped me choose my IGCSE subjects based on the career path that I was inclined towards and suggested summer programs and activities that helped me gain a better understanding of my field and build my resume. Well before the IB years, they helped me pick my subject choices along with an overall activity plan for the coming 2 years including guidance on SAT preparations. From grade 11, they guided me with college research, narrowing my college application list from ‘long’ to ‘short’ and finally to ‘applying’ based on various personal criteria, with the overall college application process through submission and finally helped me evaluate my acceptances and choose my final acceptance. Sanjana and Viji were very knowledgeable, easy to work with, supportive and readily accessible. Overall, they were a key resource that helped guide my educational and extra-curricular choices and made the college application process manageable, less stressful and successful for me. A heartfelt Thank You to the entire Red Pen team!