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


Scholarship Resources

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.

Go Merry: Find more scholarship opportunities HERE

Important Dates and Deadlines

Sophomore Night:  Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6pm in the Archway MPR

Freshmen Night: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6pm in the Archway MPR

PSAT for 10th/11th Grade:  Tuesday, October 25, 2022

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, October 1, 2022 (Registration Deadline: September 5)
Saturday, November 5, 2022 (Registration Deadline: October 7)
Saturday, December 3 (Registration Deadline: November 3)

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, October 22, 2022 (Registration Deadline: September 15)
Saturday, December 10  (Registration Deadline: November 4)


Campus Visits by Admissions Reps

Hillsdale College  Friday, September 9, 2022 from 12:15pm-1:00pm in the Library

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 12:15pm-1:00pm in the Library

SOKA University  Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm in the Library

Willamette University  Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm in the Library

Creighton University  Friday, October 21, 2022 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm in the Library

Nova Southeastern University  Monday, October 24, 2022 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm in the Library

Whitman College Monday, October 24, 2022 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm in the Library

University of Oregon  Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm in the Library


College Virtual Events


Summer Programs


Resources and Links:

Resume Template
College Information Form
SAT 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 2021

Arizona State University, AZ
Barrett, The Honors College at ASU
Baylor University, TX
Belmont University, TN
Bob Jones University, SC
Brigham Young University, UT
Brigham Young University, ID
Chapman University, CA
Clemson University, SC
Cornell College, IA
Duke University, NC
Eastern University, PA
Emmaus College, IA
Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary, IA
Full Sail University, FL
Glendale Community College, AZ
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Iowa State University, IA
Laguna College of Art and Design, CA
Liberty University, VA
Loyola University of Chicago, IL
Marquette University, WI
Miami of OH University, OH
Northwestern University, IL
Pennsylvania State University, PA
Pensacola Christian College, FL
Pepperdine University, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University, CA
Regis University, CO
Santa Clara University, CA
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Scottsdale Community College, AZ
Southern Utah University, UT
Tabor College, KS
University of Arizona, AZ
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of California, Riverside, CA
University of Dallas, TX
University of New Mexico, NM
University of San Diego, CA
University of San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California, CA
University of Washington, WA
Utah State University, UT
Utah Valley University, UT
Western Washington University, WA
Westmont University, CA
Willamette University, OR