Assist high schools with developing university counselling infrastructure to address the unique needs of their academic community.

For High Schools


As global education opportunities continue to expand and admissions and immigration requirements change, we assist school leadership and staff by reviewing their current processes and making recommendations to develop a robust, yet flexible, university counselling infrastructure that is aligned with the specific needs of its community.

We have developed a holistic approach that encompasses three elements

Reputation building strategy and activities for the school
Advising for current year and future year applicants
Platform focusing on processes, components and infrastructure in collaboration with faculty, school administration and the IT department

Our services for high schools include the following:

  • Advising and planning support for students from classes 8-12. For students in class 11 & 12 this includes assistance with college selection, essay brainstorming, resume development and letters of recommendation
  • Developing/streamlining the counselling infrastructure and processes including managing academic transcripts, coordinating test scores, organising letters of recommendation, enabling access to international application platforms, among other activities
  • Developing/updating the school profile
  • Facilitating visits by international university representatives and building long-term relationships
  • Increasing awareness of different types of enrichment programs and extracurricular activities
  • Assisting students with test prep planning (including ACT/SAT/TOEFL/UK entrance tests)



The D Y Patil International School is committed to providing its students world-class opportunities and is making continual efforts to support its students personal, social, and educational development through a wide range of innovative programs designed specifically for each of these areas. We are pleased to partner with The Red Pen as they provide educational counselling services to our students.... Read More We are confident that the experience and expertise of The Red Pen will substantially benefit our students to shape their future.

-The D Y Patil International School

The Red Pen won a contract to offer professional careers and guidance counselling to students of DSB International School, Mumbai. The services offered included customised guidance programs to students applying to colleges across the world including the United States of America, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom. All DSB students achieved entry to their colleges and universities of choice.... Read More The Red Pen Consultancy transformed the Guidance and Careers Counselling service at DSB through their personalised approach and strong relationships with universities and colleges abroad. As the former Principal of the school, I would strongly recommend their services to any prospective clients.

-DSB International School

The Red Pen spent a week at the Neerja Modi School and supported the setting up of our counselling department. They were also available after this to answer my questions. They shared valuable resources to help me understand the US admissions process, held workshops for teachers on writing letters of recommendations and identified the right workshops to attend. This was a great foundation to our counseling department.... Read More Their contributions have been valuable.

-Neerja Modi School


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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?