<< Back to Blog

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University

The Red Pen team is extremely caring, helpful, and accommodating to our often hectic school schedules. Applying for college can seem quite daunting at first however, with the immense guidance from The Red Pen team my college application process has been stress-free. Often at times when I was feeling discouraged, they would always give me words of encouragement and support. They have guided me and been by my side for each step of the process from making a college list to sending applications. They always put their students first and are always available 24/7. Because of their help, I have been accepted into my dream university-Loyola Marymount University. I am forever grateful to them all!

Enjoyed This Post? Share!
Share it on:
Get In Touch

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?