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

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 April 25th at 9:00 am for our next get together. We look forward to building stronger relationships with all of you. Click here to RSVP.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2018

Flinn Scholarship Information Sessions

The Flinn Scholars Program will hold information sessions throughout Arizona in March and April to present the benefits of one of the most prestigious merit scholarships in the nation and share strategies to build the strongest application. Click here for more information including dates and times as well as the link to register.

Counselor Reads Book Club

Please join Mrs. Sarbacker and Mr. Bowley for GP’s first college counseling book club. Our first gathering will be March 28th at 6:00 pm and we will review and discuss “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” by Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshman at Stanford University. We look forward to seeing many of you. Please sign up here.

Arizona State University Barrett, the Honors College Great Hearts Day

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University will be hosting a special information session and tour for Great Hearts 11th grade students on Saturday, April 7th.

Two sessions will be available: 9:00 am & 11:00 am.

For more information, contact Mr. Bowley at

Great Hearts Summer College Tour

Great Hearts is thrilled to announce the details of the 2018 Summer College Tour. This year students will have the opportunity to visit many colleges and universities in the Boston area. The dates of the tour are June 3-7. Click here for the information flyer which provides more details of this exciting opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact the tour coordinator, Laney Smith at

Upcoming College Visits

March 29, 2018   12:00 pm  United States Air Force Academy

Off Campus College Information Sessions and Opportunities

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

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

April 14, 2018 (Registration deadline: Mar. 9)
June 9, 2018 (Registration deadline: May 4)

College Acceptances for the Class of 2018 (as of February 7, 2018)

Agnes Scott College, GA
Arizona State University, AZ
Barrett, the Honors College, AZ
Benedictine University at Mesa, AZ
Colorado College, CO
Dixie State University, UT
Eastern University, PA
Gordon College, MA
Grand Canyon University, AZ*
Hendrix College, AR
Iowa State University, IA
Northern Arizona University, AZ
Princeton University, NJ
Purdue University, IN
Templeton Honors College, PA
The King’s College, NY
The University of Oklahoma, OK
The University of Texas, Dallas, TX
University of Alabama, AL
University of Arizona, AZ*
University of British Columbia
University of Dallas, TX
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
Washington State University, WA
Whitworth University, WA
Willamette University, OR

*Indicates acceptance to an Honors Program.

Resources and Links:

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