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

Renae Smith
College Counselor
623.889.0822 ext. 1523


Upcoming Programs and Virtual Events:



  • NACAC Virtual College Fair: For more information Click HERE.
  • Davison College: Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to help you kick off the college search and application process. For more information click HERE.
  • Tri-State Week:  ASU, NAU, and UofArizona provide workshops covering a variety of topics related to the college search and application process. Tri-State Week
  • Stanford University: Weekly “Engage” discussions and other virtual admissions experience Here 
  • Christian College Fair Virtual Event. For information and registration, go to their virtual page
  • 8 of the Best Colleges – Liberal Arts & Science at their BEST: To find out more about these colleges: Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalester College, Sarah Lawrence College. Follow the link and “Student Programs” for more details regarding event dates and times.
  • Bryn Mawr College Virtual Open House: Information and Register can be found HERE
  • CHECK Specific College/University Websites for virtual events within their Admissions Department
  • SoCal College Collab: Chapman University, Pepperdine University and the University of San Diego invite you to join thier virtual HERE.
  • CACHET Virtual College Fair: Information and Registration can be found HERE


  • Arizona Community Foundation: The Arizona Community Foundation allows high school seniors and current college students throughout Arizona to apply for more than 100 scholarship awards online with one general application. For more information click HERE.
  • Chegg Scholarships: Find more scholarship opportunities HERE.
  • Fastweb: Scholarship money can be used to pay for tuition and fees, but also room and board and the hidden of pricey university textbooks. Find scholarships and grants HERE to help reduce the cost of school.
  • COLLEGEDepot: Search the scholarship list by using the scholarship filters to search by Monthly Deadlines, Academic Major, Extracurricular Activities, Award and Education Level, and more. Gain access HERE and begin your search.


SEE@ASU: Summer Engineering Experience

Join other motivated high school juniors and seniors for an exciting introduction to engineering at ASU! During this week-long camp, you’ll:

  • Explore all 25 undergraduate engineering and technology programs offered at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the engineering profession and career opportunities by meeting faculty and current students
  • Engage in hands-on activities and virtually visit research labs on both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses
  • Exercise creative problem-solving skills through interactive learning modules and team projects

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Every summer Reynolds hosts a workshop for talented high school juniors and seniors to-be at Denison University for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison’s creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more. The program runs from June 20-27, 2021. Financial assistance is available to families who qualify, and information about the program is online at Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Barrett Summer Scholars

Barrett Summer Scholars is a summer enrichment program for academically talented and motivated students entering 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade in Fall 2021. Participants engage in college-level coursework and build a community with their peers. Students participate in a Critical Thinking or Human Event course and an elective of their choice, taught by university professors, to prepare them for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. Barrett Summer Scholars will be offered through virtual programs. More information here.

2021 Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs

Current high school students, parents, guardians, and education professionals are invited to register for the 2021 Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs, taking place beginning in January 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from leading US colleges and universities to learn more about Summer 2021 academic programs for high school students. For more information on Dates, times, and a list of participating institutions click here.

Important Dates and Reminders: 2020-2021

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, March 13, 2021 (Registration Deadline: February 12)
Saturday, May 8, 2021 (Registration Deadline: April 8)
Saturday, June 5, 2021 (Registration Deadline: May 6)

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

                          Saturday, February 6, 2021 (Registration Deadline: January 19)
Saturday, April 17, 2021 (Registration Deadline: March 12)
Saturday, June 12, 2021 (Registration Deadline: May 7)
Saturday, July 17, 2021 (Registration Deadline: June 18)

Resources and Links:

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

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College Acceptances for the Class of 2019

Arizona State University, AZ
Barrett, The Honors College at ASU
Baylor University, TX
Benedictine University, AZ
Berry College, GA
Bob Jones University, SC
Boise State University, ID
Brigham Young University, UT
Brigham Young University, ID
Brigham Young University, HI
Creighton University, NE
Glendale Community College, AZ
Gordon College, MA
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Grove City College, PA
Hillsdale College, MI
Illinois Institute of Technology, IL
Iowa State University, IA
The King’s College, NY
Loyola University of Chicago, IL
Maranatha Baptist Bible College, WI
Northern Arizona University, AZ
Pensacola Christian College, FL
Phoenix College, AZ
Pratt Institute, NY
Purdue University, IN
Regis University, CO
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Saint Vincent College, PA
Southern Utah University, UT
Texas Christian University, TX
Tusculum University, TN
University of Arizona, AZ
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
University of Kansas, KS
University of Michigan, MI
University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC
University of Notre Dame, IN
University of the Pacific, CA
University of Southern California, CA
University of Washington, WA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Utah State University, UT
Vanderbilt University, TN
Westminster College, PA
Wheaton College, IL