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St. George’s University

St. George’s University

It has been a blessing in disguise being introduced to The Red Pen. I would like to thank the entire team who guided me through my application process and helped me brainstorm ideas to write my essays on. Gaining their perspective and useful feedback on my essays only made the process easier for me. What really made my experience so special was the dedication, hard work, and determination of the team to give you their best. I enjoyed working with my consultant, who is, if I may add, an absolute wonder maker. Her play of words and ability to add descriptive elements to a somewhat dry first draft was exceptionally remarkable. Overall I would say the promptness, punctuality, and finesse provided by her demonstrates the true professionalism that builds the foundations of The Red Pen itself.

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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?