“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

Fall holiday decor adorns local malls, peaches and cherries have been replaced by endless varieties of tomatoes and apples at farm stands, flip flops will soon be resigned in favor of Uggs, fall sports practices are back on the calendar….the new school year has definitely arrived! Popp & Associates is excited to help families start

New SAT Arrives in Spring 2016

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 by

Today the College Board announced significant changes to the SAT that will first appear on the Spring 2016 exams. In addition to the writing portion becoming optional, the new SAT will be offered in both digital and paper formats. Students are also less likely to confront obscure vocabulary words, and points will no longer be

The annual college counseling sale has arrived! Both new and returning clients can enjoy significant discounts on various college counseling packages for high school students in grades 9-12, including student athletes. A limited number of counseling packages will be sold while the sale is in effect through February 14, 2014. Please contact us to learn

I know that all of us are trying to wrap up school and work commitments as we get ready for Thanksgiving later this week.  After the big meal, and in between the shopping trips and football games, browse our November newsletter when you get a free moment. You’ll find our holiday gift guide for teens,

Thanksgiving Wishes

Monday, 25 November 2013 by

Dear Friends of P&A, At this time of year, we pause for a moment to reflect on the many reasons why we feel thankful. Hardworking students, supportive parents, and collaborative colleagues are at the top of our list. Thank you for being a part of the P&A family. All of our clients and partners enrich

Popp & Associates Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 by

I know that we have not even carved the Thanksgiving turkey, but since so many of you have been asking, let the shopping begin! Enjoy P&A’s recommendations for holiday gifts for the favorite teen in your life! Visit the online store UncommonGoods for creative ideas for both teen boys and girls. Don’t miss the PB

MIT Splash 2013

Sunday, 29 September 2013 by

Students can visit MIT during Splash 2013 and take mini classes on numerous subjects. From November 23-24, thousands of high school students will gather on the MIT campus, where MIT students and community members will teach short classes on just about anything you can think of! During Splash, students can get their feet wet with

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?

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