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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 557 reviews.
Om Pappureddipalli
Om Pappureddipalli
2022-04-11
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After completing my IGCSE, I moved to the Telangana State board to focus on preparation for NEET. The board allows me to choose with Math, Physics, Chemistry or 3 sciences along with 2 languages. Having dropped Math in grade 11 and 12, I was not even thinking about applying to schools outside India for STEM programs. However Red Pen reviewed my credentials and gave me confidence that having completed Additional math in IGCSE and AP Calculus BC and understanding that I was engaged in good amount of math applications in Physics and Chemistry, they guided me well to choose the programs and apply. I could not devote a lot of time to college application and hence the college list involved 5 US colleges and 1 ambitious choice was University of Cambridge. Though I did not make it through the final interview round in Cambridge, the preparation and mock interviews made me know more about science and also made me confident that I could discuss science with people knowledgable about science. I have NEET as my priority and I have some acceptances from 4 good schools in the US. Once my NEET entrance is over, I am going to turn back to Red Pen again to guide me further to make my final choice.
Vaasvi Choudhary XII-C
Vaasvi Choudhary XII-C
2022-04-11
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Choosing the Red Pen for my early advising and undergraduate applications is the best decision I've ever made. Applying as an undergraduate student for computer science to the United States was not easy, but my counsellors helped me SO much and made it seem so much easier! From helping me to choose the current academic courses to the correct standardized and advanced tests - they didn't miss out on polishing any part of my application. Special thanks to Arnav sir for not only helping me perfect every word in my essays but also helping me form a college list with the perfect balance of my dream school and my safeties. He made the rigorous essay work seem like a cake walk. Sir was very honest with me throughout and encouraged me to do the little things to build up my profile. I got into the University of Southern California for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Administration from the Viterbi School Of Engineering. This was my dream program and I can't thank TRP enough for having walked me through this journey.
Naina Gianani
Naina Gianani
2022-04-11
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The Red Pen worked really professionally and taught me a lot about the whole application process for my undergrad. Prishma ma’am helped me in each and every step of the way…all the way from choosing my best-fit universities to creating a stellar profile for my applications. She was always just a call away and answered every single query that I had throughout my college application journey. I would also like to thank Naqiya ma’am for not only teaching me how to approach college prompts but also helping me improve the way I present my thoughts in essays. By spending time with her to brainstorm ideas for my essays, I got a chance to explore and reflect upon parts of me that I never knew existed. I have been accepted to all the universities that I applied to and received many scholarships…none of this would have been possible without the amazing support and guidance I got from TRP. I would highly recommend TRP’s undergraduate services!
Vansh Patodia
Vansh Patodia
2022-04-10
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Asmii Ullengal
Asmii Ullengal
2022-04-09
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Ranu Mehta
Ranu Mehta
2022-04-08
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Harpreet Lamba
Harpreet Lamba
2022-04-07
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Very positive and encouraging team. Great experience with the Red Pen team. Ms Sejal Mehta explained every detail of the entire mentorship program. The first experience made us build strong faith n belief in the program. Very ethical institution for whom the client relationship is above anything else.
Ritu Anand
Ritu Anand
2022-04-06
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Red pen has guided my son very well to reach his goals...Arnav has been an amazing mentor...he has guided our son so well to get his top fav under grad college...he has been like a friend to my son and we as a family share a great relationship with him..he has always been there to answer the smallest and ofcourse the biggest queries of ours ....thank you Red Pen
Giri Jadhav
Giri Jadhav
2022-04-06
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The Red Pen team’s response to our enquiry about the mentorship program was swift and efficient. The program outline was detailed and Sweta who managed our request covered all aspects of pre-college application processes professionally. It was a good and positive start to the next chapter of Kaveeya’s journey ; she is excited to work with them.
Antara Patel
Antara Patel
2022-04-03
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