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. Please visit the College Counseling Calendar for the latest events at Glendale Prep!

Katherine Sarbacker
623.889.0822 ext. 1504

Robert Bowley
623.889.0822 ext. 1523

Coffee with the College Counselors

Mrs. Sarbacker and Mr. Bowley are excited to be hosting monthly informal gatherings to discuss recent developments in college admissions and to answer your questions. Join us on September 1st at 9:00 am for our first get together. You can RSVP here:

Upcoming Events: Fall 2017

August 22, 2017  University of Arizona Application Workshop 6:00-9:00 pm
August 23, 2017  10th Grade Parent Night 6:00-7:00 pm
August 24, 2017  University of Alabama Visit  12:00 pm
August 24, 2017  11th Grade Parent Night 6:00-7:00 pm
August 25, 2017  12th Grade Parent Event 6:00-8:00 pm
August 26, 2017  PSAT Practice Test 8:00-11:00 am
August 26, 2017  Khan Academy Workshop
August 29, 2017  Grand Canyon University Application Workshop 6:00-9:00 pm
August 30, 2017  9th Grade Parent Night 6:00-7:00 pm
August 31, 2017  Colgate University Visit 12:00 pm
August 31, 2017  Curriculum Night
September 1, 2017  Coffee with the College Counselors  9:00 am
September 6, 2017  Common Application Workshop  6:00-9:00 pm
September 20, 2017  Essay Writing Lock-in  6:00-9:00 pm

Upcoming College Visits
University of Alabama  August 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Northern Arizona University  August 29, 2017  12:00 pm
Emory University  August 30, 2017  10:00 am
Colgate University  August 31, 2017  12:00 pm
Tufts University  September 5, 2017  8:00 am
Templeton Honors College  October 18, 2017  12:00 pm
  College of Charleston  October 23, 2017
St. Mary’s College  October 23, 2017
University of Rochester  October 23, 2017
Dickinson College  October 25, 2017
Hillsdale College  October 27, 2017

Important Dates and Reminders: 2017-2018

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

August 26, 2017 (Late Registration Deadline: Aug. 15)
October 7, 2017 (Registration deadline: Sept. 8)
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

September 9, 2017 (Late Registration Deadline: Aug. 18)
October 28, 2017 (Registration deadline: Sept. 22)
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