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April 2015
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P&A South Carolina College Visits

College of Charleston
April is a popular month for college visits, and P&A counselors hit the road along with prospective students. Mindy Popp visited colleges in South Carolina including Furman University, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, and College of Charleston. All of these colleges have wonderful opportunities to offer students and great weather too! We encourage students to keep an open mind, explore schools outside of the Northeast, and expand their horizons. To see photos from Mindy's college visits, please check out the
College Athletics Recruitment Class
for Parents

Are you the parent of a high school athlete? Is your son or daughter hoping to play a sport in college? Don't miss Popp & Associates college counseling class at Brookline Adult and Community Education in May. Meet the P&A college counselors and college athletes, and learn how to successfully navigate the college application and athletic recruitment processes. The class is open to the public, and high school parents are encouraged to attend. Sign up today!    




Navigating the College Athletics Recruitment Process


If your child is a high school athlete looking to continue playing a sport in college, join us to learn about the college athletic recruitment process and how it affects the college application process. Participants will be guided through the recruitment process timeline and offered valuable insight regarding how to assess their child's potential to be successfully recruited. We will discuss NCAA recruitment procedures, eligibility, rules, deadlines, and policies, athletic-admissions rubrics including the Ivy League Academic Index, candidacy for athletic scholarships, guidance for generating film highlight packages, how to review athletic and admission offers, and more.  

May 13  7-9pm

P&A Blog Highlights

If you are a 12th grader considering your options for college next year, then this blog post is for you! In addition, check out our tips from last spring on what to keep in mind when choosing a college to attend.

As many of you have likely noticed, my recent posts in Instagram and Facebook have been filled with beautiful scenery in South Carolina and lots of foodie pictures were included too. After a fabulous week touring colleges in the Palmetto State and visiting my 9th grade social studies teacher, a dear friend and mentor, ...?


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Spring College Fairs

May will be a busy month for college fairs in the New England area! Families are encouraged to attend a local fair and connect with colleges of interest, especially schools that prospective students cannot easily visit in person. All fairs are free and open to the public.

Brian Creonte and Laurel Howlett, seniors at Wellesley High School and P&A clients, speak to families about  their college admission experiences at the MetroWest College & Career Fair at Ashland High School on
March 21, 2015.

During May, NEACAC (New England Association for College Admission Counseling) will host college fairs in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. Colleges located throughout the US will be in attendance.  



Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a nonprofit organization including various colleges in the US that are featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope. CTCL will be offering college fairs in many US cities in 2015. The Boston event will be held on May 20.



Please visit P&A News and Events to find more upcoming events in your local area.
Website Pick of the Month

The 2015-2016 Common Application essay prompts were recently announced. Juniors, take a look at the options for your personal statement and get excited to start writing! Students applying to college next fall can open a Common Application account on August 1.
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