Today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast features Mindy Popp, the managing director and principal consultant of Popp & Associates. In this episode, Mindy shares her college prep tips for freshmen and sophomores in high school.
Mindy explains how these students and their families can reduce some of the stress of college admissions by using their early years to focus on becoming their authentic selves and by becoming familiar with the college prep process in bite-sized pieces.
Mindy gives us some great advice on the simple but important steps families can take in 9th and 10th grade to prepare them for the college search process.
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About Mindy Popp
Mindy Popp is the managing director and principal consultant of Popp & Associates. Mindy has extensive experience both as a school-based college counselor and in the college admissions world.
Among other positions, she has served as the Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Wellesley College. Mindy is also a member of many professional organizations, including NACAC and IECA.
“Little decisions made every day can really add up and have a big impact.”
“It is important for students to engage in the world around them for their own benefit and personal growth.”
“Admission officers are able to tell if a student’s engagement in an activity is genuine and authentic.”
“Don’t be ashamed if something isn’t going well; let’s figure out how to address it early on.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Ask for help early on. Start in the 9th grade, and you’ll make more informed decisions.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
A2: The Popp & Associates blog (http://www.poppandassociates.
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Never lose sight of who your son or daughter is and what he or she needs to be successful.
Q4: What is your all-time favorite book?
A4: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen*
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