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The Next Genius Scholarship Program

The Next Genius Foundation, a charitable trust, is the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship fund in India. In 2018-19, they are looking to award scholarships to over 100 students and applications for this year's scholarship program are now open! Visit the link to find out more!

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Aiglon College’s Junior Bursary Programme

Aiglon College, in Switzerland, has recently announced a new needs-assessed bursary programme eligible for students intending to enroll into Junior School (Years 5-8). This programme encourages young boarding school students to gain a taste of the unique alpine school! For more information, click here.


SAT and ACT accommodations for students with Learning Disabilities

The IECA recently updated their guide on SAT and ACT accommodations for students with Learning Disabilities. For more information, click here.

MBA Scholarships for International Students in the US

International applicants who are considering an MBA in the US are often concerned about the cost. With schools in the US striving to make their classrooms more representative of the world and diversity a priority, international applicants have various funding options available to them. For more information, read this article. 


2018 AP Late Testing Registrations Now Open!

Students who were unable to take AP Exams during the regular testing schedule can take them during the late testing period. Registrations are now open for the 2018 AP Late Testing Exams which will be held from May 23-25.The deadline to register is Thursday, April 26 2018. Centre-specific registration links, exam prices, and other information can be found at

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Curiosity Gym Summer Camps & Workshops - May 2018

Summer Camps and Workshops at Curiosity Gym

If you don't have a fixed plan for the summer, join Curiosity Gym's fun an innovative summer learning programs. Choose from Robotics to Rapid Prototyping workshops to keep your children entertained this summer. To register, click here.

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US Student Visa sessions at the US Consulate

If you have received your acceptance letter from a US university and are getting ready to apply for a student visa, then don't miss the free Student Visa session at the US Consulate. In these information sessions, a Consular (Visa) Officer will provide important information and advice about applying for a student visa. For more information and to register click here.

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Reading list for 8th grade students

Don't know what books your child should read? Go through The Red Pen's Reading List that has a wide variety of excellent books which are sure to appeal to 8th grade children.

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The British School Caracas Selects The Red Pen to Lead University Counselling Initiatives

We are excited to announced that The Red Pen has been appointed to provide in-house university counselling services for The British School Caracas (TBSC) in Venezuela. Leveraging technology, we will provide remote support to help students achieve their higher education goals, drive the development of a world-class school profile, manage students' applications and provide guidance on other resources for enrichment and college prep. For more information click here.  

Friends of Sevenoaks School receptions

If you are thinking about sending your child to boarding school in the UK, consider Sevenoaks School. Speak with Lorna Dolan, Head of Sixth Form Admissions and Arabella Stuart, Director of Admissions at individual receptions on the 7th and 8th of April in Mumbai and on the 9th and 10th of April in Delhi. For Mumbai Book Here and for Delhi Book Here.

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2018 AP Exams Registrations Now Open!

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. The Regular Testing AP Exams will be held from May 7-18 in 16 cities across India. The deadline to register for the Regular Testing AP Exams is March 21, 2018. For more information, visit

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Young India Fellowship

Young India Fellowship

Applications for Ashoka University's Young India Fellowship (YIF) are now open. YIF is a one year multidisciplinary postgraduate diploma programme in Liberal Studies.  YIF is delivered in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science SEAS, University of Michigan, King's College London, Carleton College, Sciences Po, University of California Berkeley, Trinity College Dublin, Yale University and Wellesley College. Students from all disciplines are welcome to YIF so Apply Now!

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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?