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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!




in Scholarships and Financial Aid in 2020-21 Admission Cycle


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College Readiness | The Red Pen

College Readiness

Guiding your child through their pre-college years to ensure that they are competitive applicants

Tracking Academic Progress | The Red Pen

Tracking Academic Progress

Checking academic progress and intervening to support and motivate as needed

Board & Subject Selection | The Red Pen

Board & Subject Selection

Recommending what board and subjects will align with future goals at competitive universities

Psychometric Evaluation | The Red Pen

Psychometric Evaluation

Identifying potential career pathways while deciding and implementing a plan forward to eventually pursue them

Summer School Application And Summer Planning | The Red Pen

Summer School Application & Summer Planning

Recommending activities to make the most of summer breaks

Interview Preparation | The Red Pen

Interview Preparation

Helping prepare for internships, school application or summer school interviews

Resume Building | The Red Pen

Resume Building

Identifying gaps and suggesting ways to build a stronger resume

Standardised Testing | The Red Pen

Standardised Testing

Setting timelines for PSAT/ diagnostic SAT tests and recommending suitable test prep partners

Building Unique Extracurricular Profile | The Red Pen

Building Unique Extracurricular Profiles

Suggesting ways to authentically transform your child’s extracurriculars into true differentiators

Country And School List | The Red Pen

Country & School List

Narrowing down on countries and schools that are the best fit for your child’s goals

Curriculum & Board Choices | The Red Pen

Curriculum & Board Choices

Understanding the different curricula and their requirements

Boarding School Visits | The Red Pen

Boarding School Visits

Organising visits to selected schools and meeting school faculty and administrators

Application Support | The Red Pen

Application Support

Advising on application timelines, attaining application materials and final review

Resume Building | The Red Pen

Essay & Personal Statement Review

Brainstorming, editing and reviewing essays and parent statements

Interview Preparation | The Red Pen

Interview Preparation

Planning mock interviews with real-time analysis for a more confident interview experience

Testing Timeline | The Red Pen

Testing Timeline

Understanding testing options and timelines and helping plan when and how to take them

Pre Application And Application Strategy | The Red Pen

Pre-application & Application Strategy

Analysing your profile to decide what country and programme are the best for your goals

Profile Development | The Red Pen

Profile Development

Helping with academic and non-academic profile enhancement

SAT/CAT Planning | The Red Pen

SAT/ACT Planning

Identifying the best timing and resources required for testing

College Readiness | The Red Pen

College & University Selection

Creating a list of best-fit universities based on your personal goals, finances and academic ability

Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice | The Red Pen

Scholarship & Financial Aid Advice

Determining eligibility and programmes that suit your needs

Essay & Personal Statement Brainstroming & Editing | The Red Pen

Essay & Personal Statement Brainstorming & Editing

Ensuring that you share the most compelling narrative in your application

Resume Building | The Red Pen

Letter Of Recommendation Guidance

Guiding you on how to ask for an impactful recommendation and strategising recommender choice

Resume Development | The Red Pen

Resume Development

Developing a resume that represents the best version of yourself & features all your accomplishments

Interview Preparation | The Red Pen

Interview Preparation

Conducting mock interviews to sharpen and improve personal presentation


To help your child become a well-rounded individual while also giving them an edge amongst the applicant pool, they need to start working on profile enhancement as early as grade 8. Our Early Advising Team guides your child through their pre-college years to help them pick the right board and subjects and engage them in meaningful extracurricular activities. Our mentors are by your child’s side throughout the process, encouraging and motivating them to give it their best.

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For parents looking for a well-rounded education that is a stepping stone to premier universities, boarding schools may be the answer. At The Red Pen, our expert counsellors understand that sending your child away from home can be a daunting decision, so they help families understand the objectives and benefits of different schooling systems globally. From selecting a country and curriculum to setting goals, timelines and working on the application process, our counsellors are with you every step of the way.

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Applying for your undergraduate degree programme means entering an increasingly competitive landscape. At The Red Pen, we help you realise your goals by guiding you to the best-fit college where the academics and culture match your aspirations. Our counsellors have helped applicants gain admission to colleges around the world including the Ivy League in the US and Oxbridge in the UK.

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