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

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

We are excited to share that Mindy Popp was featured in The Boston Globe in the Help Desk article “When it comes to your child’s extracurriculars, experts say focus on ‘building a life and not a resume’.” In addition to Mindy’s recommendations about extracurricular engagement, the title of the article highlights a value emphasized on

Help Fight Childhood Hunger

Sunday, 26 August 2018 by

Check out our August newsletter to discover how you can help fight childhood hunger. Students cannot learn and achieve their potential when they are hungry. Purchase a fun celebrity-designed spatula from Williams Sonoma or contribute a donation to No Kid Hungry. You can make a difference today!

Praise For Moving The Needle

Thursday, 19 April 2018 by

Last week, I was sitting in a discussion group, and a man seated across from me expressed his concern about the focus of our group’s work. He made it clear that the group’s purpose should not be to try to “move the needle” on his views. I immediately felt a strong gut reaction of disagreement.

Our March newsletter is here and is a must-read! Readers will find an extensive list of financial aid resources to assist with college financing. Suggestions for college maps and campus visit worksheets are also provided to help families make the most of college visits. Finally, information regarding spring college fairs in the Boston area is

The February newsletter has arrived! Read here to discover helpful tips regarding finding summer opportunities for teens. Information about upcoming college fairs and a great map recommendation to make your college visits a cinch to plan are also included. Lastly, don’t miss top stories from the media covering the latest news in college admission and

We want to start off the New Year by thanking our loyal clients and colleagues who helped us reach new heights in 2017. P&A launched College Admissions Academy, which hosted two successful programs, including “Finding the Right Fit: A Conversation about the College Search” with Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives. Please view pictures from this

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