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

Traci Ortiz
College Counselor
623.889.0822 ext. 1523

Renae Smith
College Counselor

FAFSA Resources

FAFSA Workshop for Senior Parents & Students: Glendale Prep will be hosting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshop on Thursday, February 1st at 6:30pm in the Archway Multipurpose Room. Our ASU Admissions Representative, Natalie Arreola, will walk parents and students through the application process. Prior to attending the workshop, please use this link to create two accounts: one for the student and one for a parent. Creating these accounts will provide both parents and students with an FSA ID, which is required to complete a FAFSA application.

Completing a FAFSA determines student eligibility for need-based financial aid. Please note, some colleges and universities require a FAFSA to be filed before awarding merit scholarship monies. If you would like to attend this workshop, please RSVP here.

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.

Going Merry: Find more scholarship opportunities HERE

Test Resources

Students can create an account at Khan Academy for free practice tests.

ACT Save the Date: Tests will take place at Glendale Prep in the morning. Please ensure your student arrives by 8:05am and if possible, avoid scheduling appointments, as this is a state mandated test.

Freshman Aspire ACT – Monday, April 15
Sophomore PREACT – Tuesday, April 16
Junior ACT – Thursday, April 18

SAT Dates & Deadlines – Register at College Board

Saturday, March 9, 2024 DIGITAL – Registration Deadline: Feb. 23, 2024
Saturday, May 4, 2024 DIGITAL – Registration Deadline: April 19, 2024
Saturday, June 1, 2024 DIGITAL – Registration Deadline: May 17, 2024

If your student is NOT taking the ACT at GP, ACT Dates & Deadlines – Register at

Saturday, April 13, 2024 – Registration Deadline: March 8, 2024; LATE deadline March 22, 2024
Saturday, June 8, 2024 – Registration Deadline: May 3, 2024; LATE deadline May 17, 2024
Saturday, July 13, 2024 – Registration Deadline: June 7, 2024; LATE deadline June 21, 2024

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 2023

Arizona State University, AZ
Barrett, The Honors College at ASU
Baylor University, TX
Brigham Young University, UT
Brigham Young University, ID
Chocise College
Coconino Community College
Colorado State University
Concordia University-Irvine
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Earlham College
Glendale Community College, AZ
Gordon College
Grand Canyon University, AZ
Illinois Wesleyan University
Lewis and Clark
Northern Arizona University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University, CA
Purdue University
Regis University
Seton Hall University
St. John’s University
Southern Utah University, UT
Taylor University
University of Arizona, AZ
University of Rochester
University of St. Andrews
Utah State University, UT
Utah Valley University, UT
W. A. Franke Honors College U of A
Westmont University, CA
Wheaton College

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