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THE RED PEN
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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!

10000+

APPLICATIONS REVIEWED

$11m+

in Scholarships and Financial Aid in 2020-21 Admission Cycle

98.5%

Success Rate

College Readiness

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

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

OUR SERVICES

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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OUR SERVICES

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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OUR SERVICES

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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TESTIMONIALS

GOOGLE REVIEWS

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

Based on 564 reviews.
Ishika Gupta
Ishika Gupta
2022-07-11
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
Samarth Vora
Samarth Vora
2022-06-04
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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
Verified
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!