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

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

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.

Last week, I was sitting with a 12th grade client who attends a local public school, and we discussed her mixed emotions about applying Early Decision. She is a strong student on many levels and is approaching her college search process by asking all the right questions, though in our meeting, I’m not sure she

“I’m Safe”

Monday, 06 October 2014 by

While contemplating what to share in this week’s blog post, tips for applying Early Action/Early Decision seemed appropriate, but that topic was not the first to come to mind. It should be given this time of year, but instead I am choosing to write about what really happened at Popp & Associates last week and

Is Early Decision Right For You?

Friday, 12 September 2014 by

A frequent topic of conversation that is coming up with many seniors these days is Early Decision and whether this option is a good fit for them. Students should apply to a college Early Decision if it is their first choice and the school is an affordable option for the student’s family. If financial aid

During summer vacation, the pace of everyday life calms down for many of us. The summer can be the perfect opportunity to relax and catch up on our reading. Here are a few suggestions for great books that both college-bound students and parents can enjoy. College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step by

Happy New Year! I hope that 2014 is off to a great start for all of you. While we wait for Regular Decision news to arrive this spring, there are a few priorities to keep in mind in addition to submitting remaining applications: Work Hard in School– I know, second semester senior year has arrived,

I wanted to share a few reminders for all of us to keep in mind as school wraps up before the holiday break next week! 1) Confirm Transcript and Recommendation Letter Requests– Before departing for winter break, please double check with your school counselor and teachers that your transcript and letters of recommendation are being

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