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Resources for the Road: Planning Summer
Campus Visits

As school finishes up for the year and trips to the Cape begin, many families are also planning college campus visits. In addition to participating in campus tours and information sessions, prospective students may be able to take additional steps to better determine if a college is a good match. Parents and students are encouraged to contact admission offices in advance of their campus visits and inquire about any available opportunities to explore a college, including speaking with current students and connecting with faculty and athletic coaches.

As your college trip planning begins, keep in mind that there are numerous resources available, and many are free and highly accessible.

For valuable tips on how you can make the most of your campus visit, please review this document from the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).
IECA also offers a resource for helping families manage their campus visits. The Campus Visit Journal enables students and parents to record their impressions of colleges in an organized, user-friendly format. Take this journal with you on your college trips this summer and keep track of your thoughts while they are still fresh in your mind. 


Wintergreen Orchard House sells a helpful guide to simplify college visit planning. Order the College Atlas & Planner
today and have a great asset at your side when planning campus visits. 

I f online resources are your preference for travel planning, check out Go See Campus . Families can search for colleges , organize campus visits , and even obtain directions and restaurant recommendations for their trip. 
Feel free to contact Popp & Associates for more helpful campus visit resources as you plan your next trip. Safe travels!    
P&A Blog Highlights

Parents frequently ask for advice regarding how they can best help their son or daughter during the college search and application process. As many of us know, applying to college can feel overwhelming and stressful for families. Check out our recent blog post Visit our blog for tips on how parents can be supportive and offer the guidance their children need to minimize stress and optimize college admission outcomes.

Last week, I met with a client who is finishing up her junior year this month. After covering the usual topics of senior course selection, spring college visits, and teacher recommendations for college, we delved into her exciting summer plans including volunteering abroad and then interning with a local state senator. Just as we were ...?

News for High School Families

Every day, Popp & Associates keeps students and parents up-to-date on the most important news regarding college admission, financial aid, and many more topics relevant for high school families. Please enjoy some of our favorite articles recently featured in the media:

"Boxed CEO to pay tuition for employees' kids" in USA TODAY

"11-Year-Old Arizona Girl Set To Attend Harvard" from CBS Boston

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Summer College Fairs

Summer college fairs begin in the New England area next month. These fairs offer families convenient opportunities to explore colleges of interest without traveling to the campuses. Don't miss a chance to meet admission officers from schools on your college list, especially those that you cannot visit in person. For tips on how to make the most of a college fair, please contact us. We are happy to help!


If you know of an upcoming fair that is not listed below, please contact Popp & Associates. We welcome your help in spreading the news!    


Phillips Academy in Andover, MA is offering a college fair on Thursday, July 9 beginning at 6pm.

Brown University  is also hosting a college fair on
July 9 beginning at 7pm. Over 100 colleges located throughout the US will be represented.

Both fairs are free and open to the public.
Please visit P&A News and Events to find more upcoming events in your local area.
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Each summer, Harvard University and The College Board organize the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions, a program staffed by nationally-recognized leaders in college admissions and other fields of education. College admissions and counseling professionals from throughout the world gather at Harvard to discuss current and future trends in admissions, as well as best practices for advising students and families. To learn more about college admission and other topics related to education, please consider this recommended reading list from the faculty.
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