Back To School Words Of Wisdom

Sunday, 25 August 2019 by

Every summer, I hope to share words of wisdom that will inspire families as we embark on a new school year. As the first day of school approaches, many students and parents are feeling a mix of emotions-excitement, fear, and hope among others. I would like to share with you some of my favorite quotes

Each summer, Brennan Barnard, Director of College Counseling at The Derryfield School in New Hampshire, shares his own reading recommendations as well as suggestions from others working in the college admissions profession. Both students and parents can enjoy the books on this insightful list whether you are seeking intellectual engagement or a relaxing escape. To see more from

Save The Date! We are excited to announce that College Admissions Academy and Beyond BookSmart will be hosting an event “Set Up Your High School Student For Success” on September 23 at the Wellesley Library. Families with middle school and/or high school students, as well as educators, are encouraged to attend this free event. Executive function coach Jennifer Flewelling and college admissions authority

2019-2020 Common Application News

Sunday, 30 June 2019 by

The 2019-2020 Common Application will arrive later this summer with updates to make the college application process smoother for students and educators. Read here to learn more about what’s new with the Common App for this coming year. And, don’t forget to check out our June newsletter filled with summer college fair information, popular education-related articles from

Celebrating the Class of 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019 by

Graduation season for the Class of 2019 has arrived! We are very proud of our hardworking students graduating this spring and want to share recommendations in our May newsletter for families celebrating this joyous milestone. Both Shutterfly and Good Housekeeping offer extensive lists of creative gift options that would delight any grad. Additional recommended places to shop include Etsy, Hillflint, catchingfireflies, PBdorm, UncommonGoods, Mark

High school presents students with a myriad of opportunities to engage with their peers, explore academic areas of interest and delve deeper into hobbies and passions outside of the classroom. Satisfying academic obligations aside, students should make thoughtful choices about how they invest their time. The extracurricular landscape in a student’s life should be varied

Our March newsletter features an announcement about an upcoming gap year program on April 8 that you don’t want to miss! Sign up to attend this  FREE event hosted by Beyond BookSmart and Gap Year Solutions and learn more about the benefits of taking a gap year! RSVP today.

Each summer, Harvard University and The College Board organize the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions, a program staffed by nationally recognized leaders in college admissions and other fields of education. Professionals from throughout the world gather at Harvard to discuss current and future trends in admissions, as well as best practices for advising students and families. Curl up with a

The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) offers a fantastic resource to help families manage their college campus visits. The Campus Visit Journal enables students and parents to record their impressions of colleges in an organized, user-friendly format. Take this journal with you on your college trips during February vacation and keep track of your thoughts while they are still fresh in your mind. Feel free

Popp & Associates 2018 Gift Guide

Sunday, 16 December 2018 by

The holidays are coming, and we are happy to offer our best shopping tips for the favorite teen in your life! Check out our December newsletter for unique gift ideas. Happy Holidays!

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