The Red Pen helped me to get into one of my top colleges. From crafting a college list to essays my mentor helped with it all. I'm so thankful for the mentorship and guidance that I received. I was able to fully express myself in my essays thanks to the brainstorming of essays we did before I started writing them and the various edits!
It was a very wonderful experience working with them. Prishma ma'am was of great help to me as I had the freedom to approach her at any time. I had no knowledge in the education system outside of India but Prishma ma'am and the team was able to guide me in all ways.
The 45 min free consultation was enough to understand that The Red Pen is only interested in criticizing the candidate's profile, so that you get scared and think their services are absolutely necessary.
Their rates are exorbitant and they seem super eager to send every candidate to Boston University. The consultant was grossly unprepared and had no clue about eligibility for 3 year ug degree holders, merit scholarships, universities for certain specialisations wrt. MBA programs and was more eager to show off that she had visited various campuses in the States. A completely indifferent approach but always ready to give unwarranted advice about random University courses that aren't even related to the profile or requirements.
The colleagues at Red Pen are professional, articulate and always available! . They helped me describe my goals better. Their process started by giving me a broad list of universities and courses compatible with my profile, which really broadened my point of view as to what are all the courses out there, that’ll help me in reaching my goal. They then helped me narrow down the list based on my preferences. The team also helped me select the right set of experiences to write about and made sure that i articulated it. This process ultimately landed me the best possible admit from one of top 30 universities in the world.
The Red Pen was very very helpful and supportive throughout the application process. The team was able to give me specific advice and guidance for the UK medicine application process, and their support was available at all points of the process. From college selection to interview preparation, the team is very thorough and prepared for all aspects of the application. We would like to thank Ms. Aarti Anand for the time and attention she has constantly given us, through the process. With the help of the whole team and their incredible network of mentors and counsellors, I have gotten admission at Imperial College London's Medicine program. Thank you to Aarti, Namita and the entire team at The Red Pen.
I was pleased with my experience with The Red Pen. The Red Pen team is committed and assisted me in making the most effective and authentic presentation of my profile through the applications. They provide great insight gathered from years of working with admissions offices and helped me find my own voice throughout the process. They also help develop a stronger application through their brainstorming sessions and essay reviews. Their counselors are absolute professionals and helped me approach my college application process strategically, smoothening it out by starting well in advance!
Extremely professional and dedicated team of TRP counselors ! Extremely supportive and focussed approach towards student's profile building, skill enhancements, university selections and overall application process ! Timely guidance on all standardized testings, university application deadlines is commendable.
Samarth's amazing university placement to Purdue Engineering Program wouldn't have been possible without Shikha Dhar's ( Personal TRP counselor to Samarth) support and focussed guidance throughout the university application process alongwith parallely challenging overwhelming pressure of 2 yrs of IBDP studies, standardized testings,research work and robotics competitions etc.She gels with child like both family and friend and makes child independent and confident by developing their self-research approach in University selections well in advance.
Essay edit sessions with Nikhil were extremely beneficial.Series of webinars and career fairs organised by TRP throughout 2yrs. of counselling journey was extremely informative.
We are extremely grateful to Namita Mehta and Kimberly Dixit for their unparalleled support and guidance throughout Samarth's application process!!! We highly recommend TRP's services to all in their university application journey due to their systematic and professional approach and dedicated support from starting to end!!!
Once again heartfelt gratitude to entire TRP team! We owe you a lot!!!
I used The Red Pen’s services to apply as a transfer student to US universities. I was extremely satisfied with my experience in that I felt wholly supported throughout the process right from program research to application construction and essay edits. I worked with Mr Arnav Sharma directly and really appreciated the fact that he was always extremely easily accessible to me and responded to questions very quickly. Essay feedback was also a process that was super extensive and genuinely helpful as opposed to superficial editing. I would 100% recommend this organisation and would use their services again without reservation!
The Red Pen has been guiding me on my college application journey since the 8th grade. They first helped me choose my IGCSE subjects based on the career path that I was inclined towards and suggested summer programs and activities that helped me gain a better understanding of my field and build my resume. Well before the IB years, they helped me pick my subject choices along with an overall activity plan for the coming 2 years including guidance on SAT preparations. From grade 11, they guided me with college research, narrowing my college application list from ‘long’ to ‘short’ and finally to ‘applying’ based on various personal criteria, with the overall college application process through submission and finally helped me evaluate my acceptances and choose my final acceptance. Sanjana and Viji were very knowledgeable, easy to work with, supportive and readily accessible. Overall, they were a key resource that helped guide my educational and extra-curricular choices and made the college application process manageable, less stressful and successful for me. A heartfelt Thank You to the entire Red Pen team!
The Red Pen is an extremely professional counselling agency. They helped me build a proper profile, brainstorm ideas for college essays, select a decent college shortlist, and finally apply to the colleges of my dreams. I highly recommend The Red Pen to anyone who aspires to apply to international universities!
The entire crew helped me get into the boarding school I wanted to, especially Aneri who helped me with building confidence and patience throughout the process of application:) Overall I loved the cooperation and kindness of the entire team, I was able to ask and get information any time from the red pen Counseller’s!!
Namita Mehta recently interacted with our students at SelaQui International School, wherein she talked about Oxbridge education. I won't be exaggerating if I say that it was one of the best sessions on Oxbridge admissions I have attended in the recent past. Her profound knowledge of the topic and passionate demeanour for Oxbridge education stood out for me. She discussed crucial components of the application process, and the importance of profile building and answered all student queries in detail.
I had the special pleasure of working with Ms Sanjana and Ms Dhishana. Over the couple months we worked together, Sanjana really understood my character and personality. While Dhishana helped me express myself through my college essays. They helped me navigate the college application journey seamlessly and always appreciated my achievements.
Arnav sir was my mentor during my profile building stage. I can assure you that whoever goes to him will come out successful. His positive energy and his time devotion are commendable. He was always just a phone call away and he was always pleasant to work with.
The Red Pen was a great help and Gayatri Taneja in particular was able to guide us as to our daughter’s realistic chances of college applications.
She was able to explain to us with clarity how the college system works in the US. Her meticulous follow ups did not let us slip up as we had joined TRP only in mid of 2021 when Rhea was already in Grade 12 and we were racing to meet submissions. It would have been impossible for us to do it on our own.
We are happy with TRP as our daughter got into one of the colleges of her choice. We wish them the very best.