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 On-Campus Events: Fall 2019


ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering presents “Make-a-thon” for all 9-12th grade women on December 4, 2019 from 9am-2pm at ASU Tempe Campus. Young women will be given the opportunity to learn about resources to launch a future in engineering, broaden your network of mentors, hone your maker skills by solving engineering challenges. Registration can be found HERE. Registration deadline is November 25

FAFSA: The first day parents can begin completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is October 1, 2019. The following links may help you navigate the process.

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:

  • Parent Social Security Number
  • Student Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically. (This takes approximately 3-5 days to process. See registration link below.)

8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA

11 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Helpful information to creating and using the FSA ID

Creating a FSA ID

Official FAFSA application


MAYO CLINIC: Health Careers Fair on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Space is limited. For brochure and registration link click Health Career Fair Flyer

Free High School Events to explore health careers through Midwestern University:

      • Arizona Regional Brain Bee held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:00pm-9:30pm. For more information and registration follow this LINK
      • Health Sciences Career Day held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:00am-2:00pm. Registration deadline is December 15, 2019. For more details and to register use this LINK
      • Health Careers Institute: a seven day program July 9-17, 2020. Application deadline is April 1, 2020. More information and registration can be found HERE

Important Dates and Reminders: 2019-2020

**Practice ACT test: On Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8am to Noon at Glendale Prep. All 11th and 10th grade students are welcome. Cost is $10 (cash is accepted). Please use this link to register your attendance: HERE

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (Registration Deadline: February 14)
Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Registration Deadline: April 3)
Saturday, June 6, 2020 (Registration Deadline: May 8)

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, February 8, 2020 (Registration Deadline: January 10)
Saturday, April 4, 2020 (Registration Deadline: February 28)
Saturday, June 13, 2020 (Registration Deadline: May 8)
Saturday, July 18, 2020 (Registration Deadline: June 19)

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