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

College Acceptances for the Class of 2018 (as of May 14, 2018)

Agnes Scott College, GA
Arizona State University, AZ
Arizona Christian University, AZ
Barrett, the Honors College, AZ
Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ
Brigham Young University, UT
Colorado College, CO
Claremont McKenna College, CA
Creighton University, NE
Dixie State University, UT
Eastern University, PA
Emory University, GA
Glendale Community College, AZ
Gordon College, MA
Grand Canyon University, AZ*
Grinnell College, IA
Grove City College, PA
Hendrix College, AR
Iowa State University, IA
Johnson and Wales University, RI
Lawrence University, WI
Lewis and Clark College, OR
McMaster University, Canada
Northern Arizona University, AZ
Ottawa University, AZ
Princeton University, NJ
Purdue University, IN
Queen’s University, Canada
Regis University, CO
St. Mary’s College of California, CA
Scripps College, CA
Seattle Pacific University, WA
Soka University of America, CA
Templeton Honors College, PA
The King’s College, NY
University of Alabama, AL
University of Arizona, AZ*
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Dallas, TX
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Idaho, ID
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
University of Oklahoma, OK
University of Richmond, VA
University of Texas, Dallas, TX
University of Victoria, Canada
University of Virginia, VA
Virginia Tech, VA
Wabash College, IN
Washington State University, WA
Whittier College, CA
Whitworth University, WA
Willamette University, OR
Yale University, CT

*Indicates acceptance to an Honors Program.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2018

Off Campus College Information Sessions and Opportunities

Exploring College Options

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country’s leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group will visit all 50 states. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. For more information, click here.

Phoenix, AZ – Biltmore

Thursday, May 24, 7:00 pm
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix – Biltmore
2630 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Registration Link

8 of the Best Colleges

Eight nationally recognized liberal arts colleges throughout the country: Claremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalester College, and Sarah Lawrence College will be in the Phoenix area to present information for prospective students and their families. The program will include presentations on each of the colleges, as well as general information on the selective college admissions process and financial aid. There will also be an opportunity to meet the representatives and ask questions about each college individually.

Event Details

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM

Camelback Golf Club
7847 N. Mockingbird Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Registration Link

ASU Civic Leadership Institute: Constitutional Rights and Liberties

The “Civic Leadership Institute: Constitutional Rights and Liberties” workshop will take place June 17-22 on the Tempe campus of ASU.  The deadline to apply has been extended to Wednesday, May 23rd.  Students will be in residence at ASU for the institute (staying in the Barrett Honors College campus, using their dining halls and classrooms – this is a great way for your child to experience a bit of Barrett).  Nonetheless, the week-long program is nearly free (a $250 fee, and financial aid is available even to meet that small cost).  Two ASU professors will be teaching the course and leading the activities, supported by several ASU students – most of the latter being current students in the Honors College.

Click here for the flyer detailing how to apply. Please note that the deadline for application has been extended to Wednesday, May 23rd.

St. John’s College Summer Academy

Organized in five, week-long sessions, each with a different theme, the St. John’s College Summer Academy immerses high school students into a college experience like no other.
St. John’s College is the preeminent liberal arts college for intellectual students who want to surround themselves with great books in philosophy, literature, math, science, and more. Just like undergraduate students at St. John’s, Summer Academy students explore books by some of the world’s greatest thinkers and talk about their ideas in discussion-based classes led by our full-time faculty. Participating in real, college-level coursework helps students prepare for college and college applications. Having the opportunity to engage with other students who are excited to learn makes the experience even more rewarding!

Click here for more information.

High school juniors are invited to visit our Tempe campus to discover the different programs an opportunities available to students within the Fulton Schools, and to talk with advisors and faculty about the different degree programs within the college of engineering. We encourage schools to bring their students as a group, but students can also attend individually. Find more information about the event and event registration here.

Customize your in-depth view of ASU

This conference-style event is designed to allow you to explore the opportunities at ASU and get all your questions answered about ASU’s academic programs, involvement opportunities, housing and more.

Create your customized schedule from a variety of workshops and activities: hear about the ASU experience from current students, learn about financing your education, find out what to do after you’re admitted, or see the benefits of living in a residential community. Take part in a campus tour to see classrooms, residence halls and state-of-the-art labs.

There is so much to explore at ASU.
Discover why ASU is right for you.
Learn more here.

SEE@ASU 2018

Application opens February 1st!

Shadow Days

Do you have students who wonder what it is like to be an Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering student? Or what a university engineering class is like? Current high school juniors or seniors, and prospective transfer students, can participate in our Shadow Days program, where we can arrange for them to sit in on an engineering class and shadow one of our Fulton Ambassadors through part of their day. Learn more about this program here.

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program

Applications are now available!

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is an intense academic program that provides motivated students an outstanding opportunity to begin university mathematics and science studies before graduating high school. The program is designed to provide a successful university experience for students who are underrepresented in the mathematics and science fields and to enhance their prospects for future academic success.

Learn more here. 

Important Dates and Reminders: 2017-2018

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

June 9, 2018 (Registration deadline: May 4)

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