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Sarah Lawrence College

The Red Pen came to my rescue at a time when I was succumbing to the pressures of the IBDP curriculum and the application process. They helped me with my research on colleges, courses, internships, clubs as well as with my ED2 decision to apply to my dream college, Sarah Lawrence. Every time I found myself at a crossroads, they took time to sit down with me and handhold me through the entire process. Even with my essays, I was given direction and wrote several drafts which effectively highlighted me and the person I am. I will always be grateful to The Red Pen for their kind guidance and genuinely believe they are the best people to go to if you need any help with college applications.

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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?