Last week, I was sitting with a 12th grade client who attends a local public school, and we discussed her mixed emotions about applying Early Decision. She is a strong student on many levels and is approaching her college search process by asking all the right questions, though in our meeting, I’m not sure she

“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Fall holiday decor adorns local malls, peaches and cherries have been replaced by endless varieties of tomatoes and apples at farm stands, flip flops will soon be resigned in favor of Uggs, fall sports practices are back on the calendar….the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

This past week, I had a thoughtful conversation with an employee from a new college search website in the development stages. We discussed the site’s strengths and my concerns about its emphasis on ranking colleges. As I perused the lists of ranked colleges, I wondered how the top ranked school on a list could be

This week, Popp & Associates is excited to host a Back To School Contest for the Class of 2015. High school seniors and parents are encouraged to enter the contest to win a free hour of one-on-one college counseling with Mindy Popp. Enter your e-mail address in the Facebook Back To School Contest and like

So here we are in August with much of the summer behind us, fall sports teams are starting their summer training, Back-to-School sales are on, and The Common Application just launched on August 1. The college application season has arrived and the best way to proceed is to embrace it. Don’t let the process scare

College Student Discounts

Sunday, 27 July 2014 by

The Popp & Associates July newsletter is here! If you are a new or returning college student, don’t miss this edition as an incredible list of college student discounts is highlighted. From clothing to technology to entertainment and more, get ready for some serious savings!

During summer vacation, the pace of everyday life calms down for many of us. The summer can be the perfect opportunity to relax and catch up on our reading. Here are a few suggestions for great books that both college-bound students and parents can enjoy. College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step by

June Checklist for Rising Seniors

Monday, 16 June 2014 by

As I write this article and refer to students as “rising seniors,” I’m wondering where the time has gone. It’s hard to believe that the 2014-2015 college application season will arrive soon, and we are less than 2 months away from opening Common Application accounts! On that note, I want to pass along a few

Popp & Associates is excited to announce that Emma Mahoney ’14 from Concord-Carlisle High School¬†in Concord, MA has been named the winner of the 2014 Show Your College Love Contest. Emma’s photo and video submissions, as well as her essay, demonstrated a clear excitement and passion for University of Colorado Boulder, where she will begin