It’s hard to believe that we are already in mid October with the 1st set of application deadlines arriving 3 weeks from today! Many students are applying to colleges with November 1 deadlines, so here is a checklist of priorities to keep in mind for your Early Action and Early Decision schools. 1) High School

Popp & Associates entered the Intuit Small Business Big Game, a national small business competition, and we recently learned that we advanced to the second round! The winner will be featured in a commercial during the Super Bowl! Just a few seconds is all that is needed to vote for Popp & Associates and help

MIT Splash 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013 by

Students can visit MIT during Splash 2013 and take mini classes on numerous subjects. From November 23-24, thousands of high school students will gather on the MIT campus, where MIT students and community members will teach short classes on just about anything you can think of! During Splash, students can get their feet wet with

Boston National Portfolio Day 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013 by

Calling all artists! The Boston National Portfolio Day is hosted by the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA), which includes representatives from regionally accredited colleges and universities. These institutions are also members of the  National Association of Schools of Art and Design. All Portfolio Day events are free, open to the public and do not require

Many high school seniors will be taking the first SAT exam of the year in less than two weeks. While some students may easily ace standardized tests, others encounter some challenges, especially with test anxiety. Common approaches for SAT and ACT preparation include enrolling in a test prep class, studying one-on-one with a professional tutor,

What Matters Most in College Admission

Sunday, 15 September 2013 by

In a recent e-mail newsletter to our clients and colleagues, we shared the article below and referenced a NACAC chart that clarifies what matters most in college admission. Every year when school begins and seniors start finalizing their college lists, families often ask what matters most to colleges when reviewing students’ applications. Is it grades?

P&A regularly invites college admission officers to share their thoughts and recommendations for our readers regarding the college search and application process. We appreciate the different perspectives that are offered as they always provide tremendous value to parents, students, school counselors and others. As the school year is just beginning and a new application season

Popp & Associates is excited to be featured in the Back to School issue of SEEN Magazine. The magazine first came to our attention when we became members of the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) several years ago. While SEEN Magazine is primarily read by educators in southeastern states, the magazine’s content is beneficial for

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in the visual and performing arts? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleges and learn more about what they offer. NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) hosts the Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) College Fairs in many US cities during the fall. Students interested in

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Welcome to the Popp & Associates Blog!

Sunday, 25 August 2013 by

Welcome! We’re so glad that you are here. To share a little about us- Popp & Associates is an educational consulting and college counseling firm based in Wellesley Hills, MA, just outside of Boston. We work with high school students in 9-12 grade on achieving their academic and personal goals, college aspirations included. While most