FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
RPBG is the regional leader in international education. We help international students study in English and French speaking countries. Our success comes from connecting students with the right course in the right university, community college, English school or institution and the right country.
We guide students bound for college, and graduate school. We offer a range of services from a single session consultation to our comprehensive guidance service, which will take the student through the entire admissions process. Depending on individual needs, RPBG consultants will provide guidance on a student’s academic program, an appropriate list of schools or colleges, a standardized test schedule, advice on extra-curricular and summer activities, essay guidance and interview preparation.
Founded in 2017, we have significant experience guiding students with widely differing backgrounds, abilities and interests. Our consultants collaborate closely with one another when critiquing essays and assessing school and college lists so each student benefits from our team approach and collective experience. We regularly visit schools and colleges around the world and attend professional conferences, sharing our findings on admission trends and what is happening on campuses with our colleagues.
While many families come to us when their children graduate, it is helpful to begin our relationship with the student as early so that we can develop a four year high school plan encompassing curriculum, standardized testing, and extracurricular activities that will maximize their potential. The high school curriculum is one of the most important factors in college admissions.
Since most schools have application deadlines in January, it is best to start the process in the preceding spring. For those who decide to apply to schools later in the admissions calendar due to unforeseen circumstances, there are always options that can be discussed with one of our consultants. Many schools will consider applications after their published deadlines.
Some families come to us because their children attend schools where the student/counselor ratio is very high and they seek more personalized guidance. Each RPBG consultant works with a limited roster of students and is not burdened with additional responsibilities.
Others may choose to work with us because they want an additional and impartial perspective that will benefit their child. And some families in locations outside Africa work with us because their school has little or no prior experience with admissions to US colleges.
In no way can any independent educational consultant replace the school counsellor; in fact, we encourage our students to work closely with their school counsellors and we teach them how to fully utilize their school’s guidance resources.