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Malvern College

We were introduced to The Red Pen when we were seeking to send our 15-year-old to a premier British boarding school. Friends who had an excellent experience with them gave us their recommendation. For my family, it was important that admission would be secured at a top institution. After assessing our son’s academic level, and The Red Pen provided us with a list of schools and suggested what we should do to achieve our goal. What was critical was that they guided us and our child – who ultimately secured admission at Malvern College, an extremely well-reputed school and our first choice. Throughout the application process, we were able to continually reach out with any questions and queries. Thank you Namita and team The Red Pen!

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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?