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Summer programmes with exsportise

Summer Programmes with Exsportise

Are you still wondering what to do over the summer break? Exsportise offers memorable experiences for students to practise their spoken English while also participating in an activity they love! Find out more here.

US

Information Session: Classroom Culture in the US

Wondering what awaits you at college? To better prepare students for life in the US, the US Consulate is hosting an information session by a former professor and Indian alumni to understand Classroom Culture in the US. To register, click here.

KWHS

KWHS Investment Competition

Registrations for the 2019-2020 KWHS Investment Competition open on July 29, 2019. A free online investment simulation for high school students and teachers, the competition will begin on October 7, 2019. Participants will compete with other students from around the world and learn about finance, teamwork, strategy building and communication. For more information, click here.

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TESTIMONIALS

The team’s wholehearted engagement in the process helped me achieve phenomenal results – I was admitted to my dream university. I admire The Red Pen’s commitment and meticulous attention to detail and I’m certain that their guidance would prove invaluable to those who seek it.

Vanderbilt University, Class of 2021

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Kim Dixit’s columns from The Hindustan Times and advice from The Red Pen team members

Acing Admissions

The definitive book on US college applications by our co-founders Kavita Mehta & Kimberly Dixit

The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?