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

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

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