Tonight I had the privilege of listening to Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a Holocaust survivor and author of the phenomenal must-read book The Choice. Dr. Eger reflected on the recent tragedies that all of us are confronting and reminded her audience that “We are not born with hatred. It is learned.” The horrific tragedy of

As our communities continue to contend with the stress of Covid-19, Popp & Associates is committed to supporting our clients, colleagues and all families near and far as we strive to move forward despite the challenges we are facing. On Memorial Day, we want to remember those who lost their lives fighting for freedoms we

As Covid-19 continues to disrupt our lives, we are committed to supporting our clients and friends as much as possible. Our April newsletter provides many resources for parents, students and educators to more easily navigate our current situation. We also have included updates on standardized testing, test-optional colleges, and much more. Please do not hesitate

As Covid-19 is taking a toll on families in numerous ways, we are here to provide resources and support to help parents and kids stay strong and well during these challenging times. We are pleased to offer 20% off our hourly college counseling services to new and current clients. Please also note the many resources

Summer 2020 Opportunities for Teens

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 by

Summer Opportunities for Teens Now is the time to plan for the summer! CollegeXpress offers a free online search tool with an extensive listing of summer camps and programs for academic study, arts and music, sports, travel abroad, and more! TeenLife also hosts free online directories of summer programs and volunteer projects. If students are interested in STEM internships, please explore this resource from BostonTechMom. Lastly, visit NewtonSTEM to

Thanksgiving Wishes, Financial Aid Help & More

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 by

Our November newsletter is packed with great content that you don’t want to miss! For starters, check out MyinTuition, a free online college cost estimator that will help you plan ahead as you navigate your college financing options. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Popp & Associates!

5 Tips for College Applicants’ Parents

Sunday, 29 September 2019 by

How Parents Can Be Most Helpful During the College Application Process: 5 Tips for Your Family -written by Mindy Popp, Founder and Principal College Counselor Popp & Associates 1) Designate specific times to discuss the college application process. Don’t discuss it nonstop as the conversations may increase students’ stress levels and as a result, they

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

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