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

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

Welcome to the Popp & Associates Blog!

Sunday, 25 August 2013 by

Welcome! We’re so glad that you are here. To share a little about us- Popp & Associates is an educational consulting and college counseling firm based in Wellesley Hills, MA, just outside of Boston. We work with high school students in 9-12 grade on achieving their academic and personal goals, college aspirations included. While most

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