University of Waterloo
I reached out to The Red Pen a bit late in the application cycle; I was apprehensive when I met the Lead Consultant. I was pleasantly surprised that she was ready with all the important data points of my application in our first meeting. I appreciated the fact that she had studied my profile and was well-prepared to discuss all my options with me. She was very open to my ideas and opinions, was very knowledgeable and in that first meeting itself, she helped me narrow down colleges I should apply to. She supported my decision to apply to my dream college and was always encouraging and interactive in her discussions with me. Along with her and the Content Specialist, I brainstormed my common application essay. They were very patient and empathetic about the story I wanted to narrate and spent hours with me, helping me focus on the right aspects of my narrative. This spurred me to write an emotionally difficult, but very satisfying story, which they helped me to hone to perfection. Their help for the college supplementary essays was also invaluable. They guided me on what aspects I should focus on, and what would resonate best. I would particularly like to mention that I could reach out to the team at all times, and they answered my queries patiently. I am very grateful to The Red Pen for all their help and support in my journey to college.