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

The Homestretch for Seniors

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 by

You made it, seniors! May 1 will be here soon, and your college application process has come to an end. I’m sure there were many days in the past year when you yearned to hear these words. All of those summer days you gave up to work on your college essays, the evenings you sacrificed

Popp & Associates is proud to announce the first Show Your College Love Contest for high school seniors and current college students! We are excited to sponsor a contest that invests in students and supports their schools and communities. We take pride in assisting students as they build their lives and help to advance the

We are excited to feature a guest interview in our March newsletter with Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. Maria’s extensive professional experience in college admission informs her insightful recommendations on how to plan and enjoy successful college visits. April is a popular month for campus tours for high school seniors with college

College admission decisions have started arriving, and that means that seniors’ college application journeys are finally coming to an end. I can hear the relief in students and parents’ voices as they share their college news with me. There is no question that the application process is stressful and emotionally draining for families. Finally, the

New SAT Arrives in Spring 2016

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 by

Today the College Board announced significant changes to the SAT that will first appear on the Spring 2016 exams. In addition to the writing portion becoming optional, the new SAT will be offered in both digital and paper formats. Students are also less likely to confront obscure vocabulary words, and points will no longer be

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 by

The holiday vacation should be a time when all of us take a break from school work and the college application process to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. We look forward to another great year with our clients and colleagues in 2014! Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season and Peace, Health

Thanksgiving Wishes

Monday, 25 November 2013 by

Dear Friends of P&A, At this time of year, we pause for a moment to reflect on the many reasons why we feel thankful. Hardworking students, supportive parents, and collaborative colleagues are at the top of our list. Thank you for being a part of the P&A family. All of our clients and partners enrich