Program strategy and application guidance in support of your professional goals.

A Postgraduate degree is a great way to increase your subject area expertise or gain insights into an industry for your future career success. We provide end-to-end services for Postgraduate applicants, where we work with you  – from helping you plan and strategize programs that align with your professional objectives to the preparation of the statement of purpose and other application components.


Our advisors will help you develop a strategy after reviewing your profile, which includes undergraduate performance, test scores, project work, volunteer and/or work experience. We will help you fine-tune your resume.


Once we understand your intended field of study, we help you select programs that align with your qualifications, achievements and goals.


The SOP helps the admissions committee determine if you are suited for their graduate program. It is your voice in the application process - an opportunity to position your education, experiences and achievements vis-à-vis your intended course of study. Our advisors will help you from the brainstorming and drafting stages to the final presentation of the SOP.


The LOR helps the admissions committee put together a more complete picture of you as an applicant, and can corroborate other materials in your application. We will provide high-level inputs on letters of recommendation required for admissions.

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-Duke University, Class of 2021

Coming from a background in commerce, I wanted to apply for a Masters in Engineering in the US. I happened to come across The Red Pen through online sources, who happily took up my challenging application. Working with The Red Pen was a wonderful experience. The team’s constant motivation and perseverance towards my application was delightful. They were available constantly, guiding me with their expertise. ... Read More The online system Cialfo is brilliantly used throughout the application journey. Fortunately, through all their guidance, I was able to secure a seat at a great US college. I sincerely thank The Red Pen for their support in helping me achieve my goals.

-University of California, Los Angeles, Class of 2021

IThe Red Pen really helped me push the bar for my essays. They were critical in their feedback and were very clear in articulating the implications of certain SOP topics and how they would impact my overall application. The team helped me troubleshoot all my problems within a matter of hours. I could have never imagined getting into all the colleges I applied and I am super excited to attend Columbia University.

-Columbia University, Class of 2020


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