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 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

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.

During late September, the P&A office is bustling. Seniors are feeling busy to say the least as they stretch their limits to accommodate campus visits, college application essay writing, SAT/ACT testing, and much more. The first semester of 12th grade is definitely a stressful time for families. It is during the peak of college application

This year, over 600 colleges and universities are accepting applications for their institutions through The Common Application. Many students are familiar with the personal statement located in the Writing section of the Common App. In addition, numerous colleges ask students to write additional essays. Completing the essays may be required or recommended. Colleges’ supplemental essays

Tonight, Mindy Popp, founder of Popp & Associates will be a guest on #CollegeCash, a Twitter chat hosted by Jodi Okun from College Financial Aid Advisors. Join us, as well as college admission and financial aid officers, school and independent counselors, parents, students and others, to learn tips about how parents can be most helpful to

The June newsletter is here! Discover resources to make your summer college visits a breeze, find college admission reading recommendations, learn about July college fairs in New England, read popular college admission and financial articles in the media, and much more!

Last week, I met with a client who is finishing up her junior year this month. After covering the usual topics of senior course selection, spring college visits, and teacher recommendations for college,  we delved into her exciting summer plans including volunteering abroad and then interning with a local state senator. Just as we were

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