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The University of Wisconsin–Madison

Throughout my academic journey, The Red Pen’s unwavering support and guidance enabled me to ace the admissions process. Through their countless seminars and workshops, I was able to highlight and improve several key skills. Along with this, their approachable nature and ability to solve all my doubts and queries supported my journey tremendously. Their patience and diligence have eventually helped me to get into the University of Wisconsin-Madison with my tuition fees waived! I’m truly grateful and thankful to The Red Pen and all the expertise and experience that has come along with this caring and thoughtful community. There is no other institution that I would have entrusted my college applications with other than 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?