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 the college counselor if you have any questions.

Katherine Sarbacker
Director of College Counseling
623.889.0822 ext. 1504

School Profile

College Acceptances for the Class of 2018 (as of May 29, 2018)

Colleges in Italics represent schools our schools will be attending.
*Indicates acceptance to an Honors Program.

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
Brigham Young University, ID
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

Upcoming Application Workshops: Fall 2018


September 19, 6:00-8:00 pm   Barrett the Honors College Application Workshop

September 20, 6:00-8:00 pm   University of Arizona Honors College Workshop

October 2, 6:00-8:00 pm  Arizona State University FAFSA Workshop


Upcoming Programs and On-Campus Events: Fall 2018


September 8, 2018 PSAT Workshop Begins

October 2, 6:00-8:00 pm  Arizona State University FAFSA Workshop

October 24: PSAT for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders

October 30, 9:00-9:30 am Coffee with the College Counselor

*Please register on Sign-Up Genius!

College Visits: Fall 2018

Mon September 17, 2018 Wellesley College 8:00 AM
Tue September 18, 2018 Chapman University 11:15 AM
Tue September 18, 2018 Trinity College 1:15 PM
Thu September 20, 2018 Occidental College 12:00 PM
Fri September 21, 2018 Skidmore College 8:30 AM
Mon September 24, 2018 Wabash College 9:30 AM
Tue September 25, 2018 Union College (New York) 1:00 PM
Wed September 26, 2018 Case Western Reserve University 11:00 AM
Fri October 5, 2018 Bard College –
Tue October 16, 2018 The University of Alabama 12:00 PM
Wed October 17, 2018 Johns Hopkins University 8:30 AM
Wed October 17, 2018 University of Portland 10:00 AM
Wed October 17, 2018 University of Dallas 12:00 PM
Wed October 17, 2018 Vanderbilt University 2:00 PM
Thu October 18, 2018 Whitworth University 12:00 PM
Fri October 19, 2018 Iowa State University 11:00 AM
Fri October 19, 2018 Lewis & Clark College 12:00 PM
Fri October 19, 2018 Colorado School of Mines 1:00 PM
Fri October 19, 2018 Sarah Lawrence College 2:00 PM
Mon October 22, 2018 Hamilton College – NY 8:15 AM
Mon October 22, 2018 Boston College 11:00 AM
Mon October 22, 2018 Azusa Pacific University 12:00 PM
Mon October 22, 2018 Hillsdale College 1:15 PM
Mon October 22, 2018 Seton Hall University 2:00 PM
Tue October 23, 2018 Cornell College 11:00 AM
Tue October 23, 2018 Loyola University Chicago 1:50 PM
Wed October 24, 2018 College of the Holy Cross 2:00 PM
Wed October 24, 2018 Drexel University 3:00 PM
Thu October 25, 2018 Miami University, Oxford 8:00 AM
Thu October 25, 2018 Providence College 11:00 AM
Thu October 25, 2018 University of Richmond 1:00 PM
Thu October 25, 2018 Saint Mary’s College 2:00 PM
Fri October 26, 2018 University of Rochester 9:45 AM
Wed October 31, 2018 Olin College of Engineering 12:00 PM
November 15, 2018 ASU’s School of Sustainability, 12:00 PM


Off Campus Opportunities

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is holding a Admissions Information Meeting for prospective students and their families. The featured speaker will be the current Chief Flight Director of NASA Mission Control, Mr. Norm Knight (Embry-Riddle Prescott graduate).

The Phoenix Admissions Officer for the Prescott campus will also be giving a multimedia presentation discussing Embry-Riddle’s STEM-focused degree programs, career outcomes, scholarships/financial aid, etc. There will also be an extensive Q&A session during/after the presentation with Admissions staff, current students, parents, and alumni.

Any interested students and their families are invited! Light refreshments will be served.
Scottsdale Hilton Resort
6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Sunday, September 23rd

Please RSVP at:

Tri-University Tour

Monday, September 24th
6 – 8 p.m., Liberty High School

Join representatives from all three Arizona public universities–Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona–for a combined in-depth program to understand admission and financial aid in Arizona. For more information and to register, click here.


ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering High School Visit Program

We are excited to offer the opportunity for our Fulton Ambassadors to share their engineering experiences with your students by facilitating a visit to your school. This visit provides your students a chance to network with current Engineering students and to ask any questions pertaining to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The goal of the visit is to answer any Fulton Schools of Engineering related questions while guiding your students to become better informed on their next steps towards their college education. We have a variety of presentation styles for your students to help them see the opportunities that await them beyond high school.

For more information, visit


ASU More to Explore is offered at the following campuses:

Tempe campus:
Monday Oct. 8, 2018
Downtown Phoenix campus:
Monday Oct. 8, 2018
Polytechnic campus:
Friday Oct. 12, 2018
West campus:
Friday Oct. 12, 2018

Sessions available:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This free conference-style event is designed to allow students to explore the opportunities at ASU and get all your questions answered about ASU’s academic programs, involvement opportunities, housing and more.
Students can create their customized schedule from a variety of workshops and activities: hear about the ASU experience from current students, learn about financing their education, find out what to do after they’re admitted, or see the benefits of living in a residential community. They can also take part in a campus tour to see classrooms, residence halls and state-of-the-art labs.
More event details can be found at

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering Open House


Saturday, October 20, 2018
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
ASU, Tempe Campus

Join us to:
•Learn about admission and scholarship information.
•Discover career paths in chemical and materials engineering.
•Meet our students and faculty.
•Visit our Instructional and Research Labs.
•Tour the Fulton Schools Residential Community at Tooker House (optional, following the event).

Register* online:
*Lunch will be provided for all registered event quest.

Event questions? Contact

Important Dates and Reminders: 2018-2019

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, August 25, 2018 (Registration Deadline: July 27)*
Saturday, October 6, 2018 (Registration Deadline: September 7)*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 (Registration Deadline: October 5)*
Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Registration Deadline: November 2)*
Saturday, March 9, 2019 (Registration Deadline: February 8)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Registration Deadline: April 5)*
Saturday, June 1, 2019 (Registration Deadline: May 3)*

*Note: the SAT II will also be offered on these dates as well

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (Registration Deadline: August 10)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 (Registration Deadline: September 28)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 (Registration Deadline: November 2)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 (Registration Deadline: January 11)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 (Registration Deadline: March 8)
Saturday, June 8, 2019 (Registration Deadline: May 3)
Saturday, July 13, 2019 (Registration Deadline: June 14)

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