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Drexel University

Drexel University

The Red Pen team was instrumental in supporting my undergraduate application and helping me get admitted to my top choice US university on a full athletic scholarship! I approached them quite late in the application cycle and this process can be quite stressful, but they assured me that they would be with me at every stage. They were accessible round the clock, paying great emphasis on every small detail and helped me portray my true self in the essay and the entire application! I am truly grateful to them for helping me submit the best and most honest version of myself! I am deeply thankful to my consultants for going above and beyond and bringing a different level of energy to this process!

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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?