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

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.

 

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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?