Our January newsletter has arrived! Read here to see our advice for college essay writing in a recent Teen Vogue article, learn about upcoming college and summer program fairs, find out how to support the good work of Love Your Melon, and much more!

The New Year is ripe for declaring resolutions and promises to do better and be better across areas of our lives. We proclaim that this time we will reach our goals, whether they are for earning better grades, scoring higher on the SAT, running a faster mile in spring track, and much more. In the

How to Manage College Applications Stress

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 by

Teen Vogue recently featured tips from Mindy Popp, founder of Popp & Associates, in the December 27th article “How to Manage College Application Stress.” Read here to discover how to make the last days of application work for the Jan 1 deadline stress free!

P&A 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

Sunday, 11 December 2016 by

We are excited to share the 2016 P&A gift guide for teens and college students and hope that you find it helpful for your holiday shopping! From needlepoint college belts to giveback gifts that benefit charities, we’ve got you covered! Check out our December newsletter for more news for high school families. Happy Holidays! Blurb 

The November 1 deadline for Early Decision and Early Action applications is just days away, with the November 15 deadline arriving soon. Keep these 5 tips in mind for successfully completing your applications: 1) If you are submitting an Early Decision application, please remember that the applicant, a parent and a school counselor must submit

The 2017-2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available starting October 1. Families with students graduating high school in 2017 should complete this FAFSA if they are interested in federal student aid for college in the 17-18 academic year. In the past, parents and students could start completing the FAFSA for the

Life Lessons for School Success

Monday, 29 August 2016 by

This week, we shared our Back to School Newsletter with our clients and colleagues. Among the announcements for fall college fairs and recent stories in the media, I wanted to include some thoughts on how all of us can make the most of the new school year. As the summer winds down and students prepare

The Popp & Associates July newsletter is hot off the press! Read here to discover great books to check out this summer, learn about important news for teens and parents, view highlights of the 2016-2017 Common Application, check out a fabulous packing list for students heading off to college this fall, and much more!

Understanding SAT Scores

Sunday, 26 June 2016 by

Earlier this spring, the test results for the new SAT, first administered in March, were released. Many families have asked us how current SAT scores compare to scores from the prior version, as well as the ACT. The College Board has provided concordance tables so that educators and families can better understand the new SAT

Graduation Gifts

Sunday, 05 June 2016 by

Graduation season for the Class of 2016 has arrived! We are very proud of our students graduating this spring and want to offer some tips for families celebrating this very special occasion. If you’re planning a graduation party in the Boston area, invite the Cookie Monstah food truck and impress your guests with delicious homemade

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