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
ksarbacker@glendaleprep.org
623.889.0822 ext. 1504

Robert Bowley
rbowley@glendaleprep.org
623.889.0822 ext. 1523

School Profile

Coffee with the College Counselors

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 are happy to answer 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 on November 9th at 9:00 am for our second get together. We look forward to building stronger relationships with all of you. Click here to RSVP.

Upcoming Events: Fall 2017

Great Hearts College Symposium

Great Hearts is honored to be hosting the 10th Annual Great Hearts College Symposium. Over 60 colleges and universities will be attending and presenting information to 11th grade students within the Great Hearts network. Please see this flyer for more information.

Saturday, October 21, 2017  9:45-11:15
The Falls Event Center
4635 E. Baseline Rd.
Gilbert, Arizona

Upcoming College Visits

Effective immediately, students must sign up for college visits using Naviance. Click here for a guide to signing up through Naviance. Click on the colleges below for more information.

Templeton Honors College  October 18, 2017  12:00 pm
Grinnell College  October 18, 2017  1:00 pm
Yale University  October 18, 2017  1:30 pm
Chapman University  October 19, 2017  8:30 am
Willamette University  October 20, 2017  10:30 am
Boston College  October 20, 2017  1:30 pm
  College of Charleston  October 23, 2017  9:00 am
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  October 23, 2017  9:30 am
St. Mary’s College  October 23, 2017  10:00 am
University of Rochester  October 23, 2017  1:00 pm
Lynn University  October 23, 2017  1:30 pm
Westmont College  October 24, 2017   12:00 pm
Vanderbilt University  October 24, 2017  10:00 am
Baylor University  October 24, 2017  2:00 pm
Lewis and Clark College  October 24, 2017  4:00 pm
Dickinson College  October 25, 2017  12:00 pm
Miami University  October 25, 2017  12:30 pm
University of Notre Dame  October 25, 2017  1:00 pm
Sarah Lawrence College  October 25, 2017  1:30 pm
St. Edwards University  October 25, 2017  2:15 pm
University of Dallas  October 26, 2017  12:00 pm
Eckerd College  October 26, 2017  12:30 pm
Seattle Pacific University  October 26, 2017  2:00 pm
Hillsdale College  October 27, 2017  12:00 pm
Whittier College  October 27, 2017  1:00 pm
Trinity College  October 27, 2017  1:30 pm

Off Campus College Information Session

Carnegie Mellon Information Session

“The Carnegie Mellon admission staff cordially invites you and your family to attend one of our information sessions this fall. These sessions offer an experiential look at the university through student and faculty stories.”

Thursday, October 19, 2017  7 pm
Phoenix Country Day School Dorrance Auditorium
3901 E. Stanford Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Register here.

NACAC College Fair

Free and open to the public, the NACAC College Fair connects you to hundreds of colleges and universities in one location.

Greater Phoenix College Fair

October 22, 2017
11 am – 3:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center

Registration required.  Click here for a list of participating schools.

Important Dates and Reminders: 2017-2018

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

November 4, 2017 (Registration deadline: Oct. 5)
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
FastWeb
FinAid
Naviance
The College Interview
Resume Template