College Counseling

Welcome to Glendale Preparatory Academy College Counseling.  Glendale Preparatory Academy is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

Every Glendale Prep student has individual counseling sessions with the college counselor beginning his/her junior year.  Parents and students are encouraged to meet with the counselor throughout the college admission process.  College 101 classes are conducted for all juniors throughout the year as well as application and essay writing workshops senior year.

This page is designed as a resource for students, parents and colleges. Below you will find helpful resources and links.

Please contact one of the college counselors if you have any questions.

Katherine Sarbacker
623.889.0822 ext. 1504

Robert Bowley
623.889.0822 ext. 1523

School Profile

Evening Coffee with the College Counselors

We have had some requests to provide opportunities for parents who cannot make our regularly scheduled coffee chats due to work or other scheduling conflicts. We are more than happy to do so. Please join Mrs. Sarbacker and Mr. Bowley for a cup of coffee and a chance to learn more about the college counseling program at Glendale Prep. We look forward to answering your questions regarding the college admissions process and how you can best prepare for the road ahead. All Glendale Prep parents are welcome to join us at the school on January 22nd at 6:00 pm for our next get together. We look forward to building stronger relationships with all of you. Click here to RSVP.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2017

11th Grade College Counseling Workshop

On Friday, January 5th from 8 am to 12 pm, Glendale Preparatory Academy will offer all 11th grade students the opportunity to get a head start on the college process. Mrs. Sarbacker and Mr. Bowley will be presenting information and conducting sessions designed to assist you as you begin the journey toward college. If you plan to join us, be sure to sign up here: College Counseling Workshop.

Upcoming College Visits

Off Campus College Information Session

Important Dates and Reminders: 2017-2018

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

December 2, 2017 (Registration deadline: Nov. 2)
March 10, 2018 (Registration deadline: Feb. 9)
May 5, 2018 (Registration deadline: Apr. 6)
June 2, 2018 (Registration deadline: May 3)

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

December 9, 2017 (Registration deadline: Nov. 3)
February 10, 2018 (Registration deadline: Jan. 12)
April 14, 2018 (Registration deadline: Mar. 9)
June 9, 2018 (Registration deadline: May 4)

College Acceptances for the Class of 2017

Arizona State University, AZ*
Baylor University, TX
Benedictine University,
Boston University, MA
Brigham Young University, ID
Brigham Young University, UT
California Baptist University, CA
Central College, IA
Champlain College, VT
Claremont McKenna College, CA
Colorado College, CO
Colorado School of Mines, CO
Colorado State University (Fort Collins), CO
Colorado State University (Pueblo), CO
Cornell College, IA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ
Emory University, GA
Fort Lewis College, CO
George Fox University, OR
George Mason University, VA
Glendale Community College
Gonzaga University, WA
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Grinnell College, IA
Harvard University, MA
Hillsdale College, MI
IE University, Spain
LDS Business College, UT
Lewis and Clark, OR
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, NM
Northeastern University, MA
Northern Arizona University, AZ*
Ottawa University, AZ
Pennsylvania State University, PA
Regis University, CO
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Simmons College, MA
Soka University of America, CA
St. Edward’s University, TX
Stanford University, CA
Swarthmore College, PA
Texas Christian University, TX
Tufts University, MA
University of Arizona, AZ*
University of Chicago, IL
University of Colorado (Boulder), CO
University of Colorado (Colorado Springs), CO*
University of Dallas, TX
University of Iowa, IA
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri Kansas, KS
University of Nebraska (Lincoln), NE
University of Portland, OR
University of Southern California, CA
University of Utah, UT
University of Wisconsin (Madison), WI
Utah State University, UT
Westmont College, CA
Whittier College, CA
Willamette University, OR
Yale University, CT

*indicates admission to honors program

Resources and Links:

SAT/PSAT/SAT Subject Tests (sending scores)
SAT Registration Guide
Common Application
Great Hearts Summer Program Opportunities
The College Interview
Resume Template