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!

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 Eames family has been a P&A client for several years, and working with their oldest sons was both exciting and rewarding. Alison, their mom, was actively engaged and supportive throughout our work together. We are thankful to Alison for taking the time to share her insight and tips with our readers and congratulate her

Join Mindy Popp, founder of Popp & Associates and Jodi Okun from College Financial Aid Advisors, as well other experts in college admissions, financial aid, and higher education for TONIGHT’S ‪#‎CollegeCash‬ chat on Twitter at 8pm ET. Learn what priorities to focus on when choosing a college and more! This chat is perfect for high school parents, seniors who are

The March newsletter is here! Discover information about upcoming New England college fairs, summer co-op, internship and research opportunities  for high school students, and read our reflections on spring and the lessons all of us can learn during this time of choice and change. Spring: A Time for Choice and Change As much as New

The New SAT: Is It Right For You?

Thursday, 25 February 2016 by

The new SAT arrives next week, and families and educators are feeling both apprehensive and cautiously optimistic about the exam, how it will measure students’ academic abilities, predict their college success and influence their outcomes in the college application process. Parents and students frequently look to us and school counselors for guidance as they navigate

The Popp & Associates January 2016 newsletter is now available and offers valuable information for high school families. Read the report on college admissions recently released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, learn about upcoming college admission, financial aid and summer program events, review recommendations for completing parent information on the FAFSA, and much

What Colleges Want In Freshmen

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 by

Mindy Popp was quoted in the recently published article “What Colleges Want In Freshmen This Fall” in baystateparent Magazine. The article, written by Kathy Sloan, highlights colleges’ priorities when considering applicants for admission. Higher education professionals share insight that parents and college-bound students should not miss! Check out the article here.

The October newsletter is here, and we have lots to share! Check out P&A in the Press to read media articles about the benefits of college tours and how to navigate the college athletic recruitment process featuring Mindy Popp and Tom Walsh, P&A’s athletic counselor. Although the fall college fair season is coming to a

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