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

How to Manage College Applications Stress

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 by

Teen Vogue recently featured tips from Mindy Popp, founder of Popp & Associates, in the December 27th article “How to Manage College Application Stress.” Read here to discover how to make the last days of application work for the Jan 1 deadline stress free!

Life Lessons for School Success

Monday, 29 August 2016 by

This week, we shared our Back to School Newsletter with our clients and colleagues. Among the announcements for fall college fairs and recent stories in the media, I wanted to include some thoughts on how all of us can make the most of the new school year. As the summer winds down and students prepare

The Popp & Associates July newsletter is hot off the press! Read here to discover great books to check out this summer, learn about important news for teens and parents, view highlights of the 2016-2017 Common Application, check out a fabulous packing list for students heading off to college this fall, and much more!

Understanding SAT Scores

Sunday, 26 June 2016 by

Earlier this spring, the test results for the new SAT, first administered in March, were released. Many families have asked us how current SAT scores compare to scores from the prior version, as well as the ACT. The College Board has provided concordance tables so that educators and families can better understand the new SAT

The Eames family has been a P&A client for several years, and working with their oldest sons was both exciting and rewarding. Alison, their mom, was actively engaged and supportive throughout our work together. We are thankful to Alison for taking the time to share her insight and tips with our readers and congratulate her

Popp & Associates Celebrates 10 Years!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 by

This June, Popp & Associates will celebrate our 10 year anniversary! It is hard to believe a decade has passed since we opened our doors in 2006, subletting a Newton Center office three days a week. We didn’t have a website or any social media, but we did have wonderful clients who believed in us

Join Mindy Popp, founder of Popp & Associates and Jodi Okun from College Financial Aid Advisors, as well other experts in college admissions, financial aid, and higher education for TONIGHT’S ‪#‎CollegeCash‬ chat on Twitter at 8pm ET. Learn what priorities to focus on when choosing a college and more! This chat is perfect for high school parents, seniors who are

The March newsletter is here! Discover information about upcoming New England college fairs, summer co-op, internship and research opportunities  for high school students, and read our reflections on spring and the lessons all of us can learn during this time of choice and change. Spring: A Time for Choice and Change As much as New

The New SAT: Is It Right For You?

Thursday, 25 February 2016 by

The new SAT arrives next week, and families and educators are feeling both apprehensive and cautiously optimistic about the exam, how it will measure students’ academic abilities, predict their college success and influence their outcomes in the college application process. Parents and students frequently look to us and school counselors for guidance as they navigate

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