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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 our business and our lives in countless ways.  Thank you for all that you do for us each day. Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in the company of family and friends.

Warm Regards,

Mindy Popp
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MEFA Financial Aid Seminars- Financial aid application season has arrived! Consider attending one of these programs hosted by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) and access free assistance from experts in the field.

New Year's Sale at P&A- Families with 9th and 10th graders take note! The Premium Planning Package will be on sale beginning on January 2 for a limited time only. For more information about P&A College Counseling Packages, please click here. Questions? Please be in touch.
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The P&A Blog is a valuable resource to find news and advice about a variety of college admission topics. You can always stay in the loop by subscribing to our RSS Feed Visit our blog. In case you missed these posts earlier this fall, we have featured them here for your convenience. Please enjoy! 
As we approach the last of the Round 1 ED/EA deadlines on November 15, we need to switch gears from focusing on early applications to work that needs to be completed for Regular Decision deadlines. This is an important time to stop and reflect on your college list and make sure it still feels right...� 

As many of us know by now, the college admission process is very stressful for students and families. In fact, this is probably an understatement! Speaking as a college counselor,  I am very aware of how students are feeling and care about not only the quality of their applications, but also the strength of their...�


As the leaves change color and pumpkins start adorning doorsteps, college interview dates begin filling our calendars. I often find that students feel anxious before college interviews, but they always go smoother than anticipated. The college interview is an opportunity for students to learn more about a college of interest, and students should not see...�

 Many high school seniors will be taking the first SAT exam of the year in less than two weeks. While some students may easily ace standardized tests, others encounter some challenges, especially with test anxiety. Common approaches for SAT and ACT preparation include enrolling in a test prep class, studying one-on-one with a professional tutor,...�


In a recent e-mail newsletter to our clients and colleagues, we shared the article below and referenced a NACAC chart that clarifies what matters most in college admission. Every year when school begins and seniors start finalizing their college lists, families often ask what matters most to colleges when reviewing students' applications. Is it grades?...�


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Website Pick of the Month

P&A Holiday Gift Guide

I know that we have not even carved the Thanksgiving turkey, but since so many of you have been asking, let the shopping begin!

Enjoy P&A's recommendations for holiday gifts for the favorite teen in your life! Visit the online store UncommonGoods for creative ideas for both teen boys and girls. Don't miss the PB teen website, which features Pottery Barn's best for current and future college students. Gifts to spruce up a dorm room will definitely be appreciated. Be sure to also stop by the PB teen Collegiate Shop and the Greek Shop to browse collegiate and sorority gifts and gear. Lastly, another favorite place for holiday shopping is RedEnvelope. Plenty of unique gift items are available for the whole family. Happy Holidays!

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