College Admissions Academy offers high quality educational programs with industry experts for families and educators.

Popp & Associates is excited to host College Admissions Academy, which offers free and low-cost educational programming for parents, students and educators. We look forward to developing stronger connections with families and schools in the Boston community while providing valuable information regarding the college search and application processes, financial aid, and other topics of interest for adolescents and parents.

Programs will include discussion-based gatherings led by Mindy Popp, founder of Popp & Associates, seminars and workshops with industry experts, and more! We encourage attendees to bring questions and actively engage in our programs. Our goal is to foster candid and respectful dialogue and create an environment where participants can connect and learn from each other.

Please join The College Admissions Academy Meetup group to stay informed about future events. If you have suggestions for program ideas, we would love to hear them.

Questions? Please call 781-859-9116 or email

2023 Events

April 12 12:30pm -“Lunch and Learn with Mindy” with Mindy Popp and Special Guest, Julie Shields-Rutyna, Director of College Planning, Education and Training for MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority)

P&A’s College Admissions Academy is excited to host its second Lunch and Learn series this year with founder and principal college counselor, Mindy Popp, who has more than 20 years experience working in the college admission profession. Our special guest for this event is Julie Shields-Rutyna, the Director of College Planning, Education and Training for MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority). Julie will be available to address questions about college financial aid and college financing. Parents are welcome to ask questions about other topics, such as college admission, but we will definitely try to make the most of our time with Julie and encourage anyone with questions about paying for college to attend!

Parents and educators are welcome to join us for this free virtual Q & A session. Participants are asked to submit questions at the time of registration that Mindy and Julie will address during the event. Expert advice will be provided and valuable resources will be shared. Grab your lunch and come join us. We can’t wait to see you! Register Here

March 22 12:30pm- “Lunch and Learn with Mindy” with Mindy Popp

2020 Events

July 30 — “Paying For College In A Post-Covid World” with Barnum Financial Group Center for College Planning

June 17 — “Virtual College Prep Q&A Session” with Ben Sexton from Sexton Test Prep & Tutoring and Mindy Popp, Founder of Popp & Associates

2019 Events

September 23 — “Set Up Your High School Student For Success” with Jennifer Flewelling from Beyond BookSmart and Mindy Popp, college admissions authority and founder of Popp & Associates

2018 Events

October 10 — “3 Essential Legal Documents For College-Age Children” with Attorney Abigail V. Poole from Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC (

2017 Events

March 26 — “What Matters Most When Choosing A College?” with Mindy Popp, Founder of Popp & Associates

November 16 — “Finding the Right Fit: A Conversation about the College Search” with Maria Furtado, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives