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:

Fall 2020



College Virtual Events:

  • Second Saturday Series: Mount St. Mary’s University is providing workshop on various application topics. Second Saturday Application Workshops
  • 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 their virtual page
  • St. Mary’s Virtual Open House: For more information and to register view their webpage
  • 8 of the Best Colleges – Liberal Arts & Science at their BEST: To find out more about these colleges colleges: Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalaster College, Sarah Lawrence College. Follow the link and “Student Programs” for more details regarding event dates and time.
  • University of California Arizona Workshops: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:00-6:30pm Application Workshop and Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:00-7:00pm Meet Staff and Students
  • 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


Important Dates and Reminders: 2019-2020

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, 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