News and Events

College admission and financial aid news for students, parents, and educators.

Popp & Associates Classes Offered By Needham Community Education

Join us in 2021 for our upcoming classes! Mindy Popp will be teaching classes with industry experts in college financing and standardized testing in college admission. Parents are encouraged to enroll to learn more about these important topics and discover valuable resources. Courses will be offered online. Questions? Please feel free to contact us for more information.

SAT and ACT: A Guide for Parents 

Mindy Popp and Ben Sexton 

SAT vs. ACT, what are the differences between these two tests? Which would be better for your child? What else should parents know about the two tests? Spend an evening learning from two professionals in the college application field: Mindy Popp, Managing Director of Popp & Associates college counseling, and Ben Sexton, founder of Sexton Test Prep. The content, format and scoring method for each test will be covered, along with testing timelines and preparation. Mindy and Ben will also provide insight into how COVID-19 is affecting the tests and how colleges are responding. Other topics will include test-optional and test-blind admissions, subject tests, testing in athletic recruiting, online testing and scholarships. Limited to 20. Register here.

Date: Tuesday, May 4                        

Time: 7:00-9:00PM 

Fee: $19


The Following Events Are Free And Open To The Public

Coalition for College is offering multiple panel discussions covering a wide range of topics related to the college search and application process, as well as college fairs, beginning in February. All events are free. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

MEFA’s (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) programs are currently being offered virtually and provide age-specific information about planning, saving and paying for college.


NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) is hosting virtual college fairs during this winter and spring. These fairs are very well attended by colleges located throughout the country and provide a great opportunity for students to learn more about their schools of interest. To register for a college fair, please click here.

NEACAC (New England Association For College Admission Counseling) is offering virtual college fairs during the spring semester. Please visit this website for the Spring 2021 schedule.