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

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.

Go Merry: Find more scholarship opportunities HERE


Important Dates and Deadlines

Rising Senior Night for Class of 2023: Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm in Archway MPR.

ACT Test In-School Exam: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Honors College Presentations: Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in Archway MPR. Junior students and parents will hear presentations from Admissions Representatives from Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, and U of Arizona Honors College.

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, March 12, 2022 (Registration Deadline: February 11)
Saturday, May 7, 2022 (Registration Deadline: April 8)
Saturday, June 4, 2022 (Registration Deadline: May 5)

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

Saturday, April 2, 2022 (Registration Deadline: February 25)
Saturday, June 11, 2022 (Registration Deadline: May 6)
Saturday, July 16, 2022 (Registration Deadline: June 17)


College Virtual Events

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.




Summer Programs

ASU Leadership Academy: Incoming high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to join the ASU Political History and Leadership program for an in-depth look at President Truman’s decision to recognize the State of Israel in 1948 by participating in a decision-making simulation led by delegates from The White House Decision Center at the Truman Presidential Library. Click HERE for more information.

Boston University: BU’s long-running Summer Term pre-college offerings include a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs that prepare you for success in college. With five exciting and challenging pre-college summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. Click HERE for more information.

Lebanon Valley College: The Actuarial Science Summer Camps is a week-long intensive program for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers. Click HERE for more information.

Hillsdale College Summer Study Abroad: High School Summer Study and Travel Programs offer rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to earn three college credits from Hillsdale College while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. Click HERE for more information.

Wake Forest Summer Immersion: The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is a hands-on learning experience. High school students dive deep into a career pathway or field of study with access to world-class faculty, researchers, and industry professionals. Click HERE for more information.

Wheaton College Summer Institute: The Wheaton College Summer Institute (WCSI) is a premier pre-college program where you’ll join outstanding high school students like you for academic study, artistic expression, leadership training, and spiritual development with world-class faculty. Click HERE for more information.

St. John’s College Summer Academy: This is a college summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18), modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching great books. They are offering week-long programs on our campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and online programs from your own home. Click HERE for more information.

Thomas Aquinas College High School Great Books Program: For two weeks, students from around the country and abroad delight in spirited conversation, engaging firsthand some of the best works of the past 2,500 years. They read and discuss texts selected from the masters of the Western intellectual tradition, including Plato, Euclid, Shakespeare, Pascal, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Click HERE for more information.

Rhode Island School of Design Pre-Collegiate Programs: Pre-College isn’t just an education—
it’s an experience. This summer, live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work. Click HERE for more information.

University of North Carolina Ashville Pre-College Programs: UNC Asheville’s Pre-College Programs introduce high school students to college-level study, university life, and career options in a dynamic learning environment. Each one-week program offers deep immersion into an academic topic, challenging activities, and the opportunity to engage with industry professionals. Click HERE for more information.

ASU Walter Cronkite School Summer Programs for High School Students:  The Cronkite School is inviting top-performing high school students to participate in summer camps focusing on sports broadcasting, broadcast and digital journalism, and digital media innovation. Click HERE for more information.


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 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