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

The April newsletter is now available! Families can find valuable information about upcoming college fairs and how to make the final college decision. In addition, parents and students can learn about the 2015-2016 Common Application essay prompts, register for our college athletic recruitment class on May 13, and much more! As always, please be in touch with any

As many of you have likely noticed, my recent posts in Instagram and Facebook have been filled with beautiful scenery in South Carolina and lots of foodie pictures were included too. After a fabulous week touring colleges in the Palmetto State and visiting my 9th grade social studies teacher, a dear friend and mentor, I

Finding Your College Fit

Sunday, 29 March 2015 by

As April 1 approaches, colleges are notifying applicants of admission decisions, and the college application process is finally coming to an end, much to the delight of seniors and parents! While many families are excited to know students’ options, the choices can at times feel overwhelming. Students may get accepted into more colleges than they

We are excited to announce in our February newsletter that we will be teaching two college counseling classes at Brookline Adult and Community Education this spring! Come meet the P&A college counselors and learn how to successfully navigate the college application and athletic recruitment processes. Classes are open to the public, and high school parents

In recent weeks, I have had numerous conversations with high school juniors and parents about developing thoughtful, balanced college lists. While families often articulate in our meetings that finding the best fit is a priority in the college search process, students’ approach to choosing schools for their college lists does not always support this goal.

The second semester of the school year is here and that means seniors can breathe a little easier now that college applications have been submitted. Juniors on the other hand are just getting started with their college search. This post is for you! Create a College List– With PSAT score reports in hand and 5

We are excited to share a podcast featuring Mindy Popp and Lauren Gaggioli, founder of  Higher Scores Test Prep. In the podcast, Mindy and Lauren discuss steps that high school freshmen-juniors can take to maximize their potential for success in the college application process while enjoying a more fulfilling high school experience, personally and academically. We often

Popp & Associates October Newsletter

Sunday, 26 October 2014 by

This month’s newsletter is hot off the press and packed with lots of helpful tips for determining the right college fit, completing Early Decision and Early Action applications, and more for high school students of all ages and parents too! Enjoy!

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Early Decision and Early Action Checklist

Thursday, 23 October 2014 by

The final days of October are almost here, which means that the 1st set of application deadlines arrives in less than 2 weeks! Many students are applying to colleges with a November 1 deadline, so I wanted to share a checklist of priorities to keep in mind for your Early Action and Early Decision schools.