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New York University, Leonard Stern School Of Business

New York University, Leonard Stern School Of Business

The Red Pen’s constant support and guidance helped me get into one of the world’s best colleges for business. They took time to understand me and my needs, and my lead consultant was extremely resourceful. She helped me pick the best colleges and led me to apply Early Decision to my college. The essay-writing support was great because of their professional and structured advice. I would like to thank everyone at The Red Pen for helping me achieve my goal!

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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?