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

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

Standardized Testing Information

Official PSAT for 10th and 11th graders at Glendale Preparatory Academy:

  • 10th Grade:  Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 8:05am

  • 11th Grade: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 8:05am

Practice PSAT for 10th and 11th graders at Glendale Preparatory Academy:

  • 10th Grade:  Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 1:00-3:45pm

  • 11th Grade: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 8:05a, 1:00-3:45pm

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines – Register for a test at College Board

Saturday, November 4, 2023 – Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2023; LATE deadline Oct. 24, 2023
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – Registration Deadline: Nov. 2, 2023; LATE deadline Nov. 21, 2023
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

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines Register for a test at

Saturday, December 9, 2023 – Registration Deadline: Nov. 3, 2023; LATE deadline Nov. 17, 2023
Saturday, February 10, 2024 – Registration Deadline: January 5, 2024: LATE deadline January 19, 2024
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

Campus Visits by Admissions Reps

All visits take place from 12:15pm-12:55pm in Library unless otherwise noted in the morning announcements.

Arizona Christian University – Tuesday, September 26, 2023

University of Dallas – Thursday, September 28, 2023

Baylor University – Monday, October 16, 2023

Kenyon College – Monday, October 16, 2023

Binghamton University – Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Bryn Mawr College – Thursday, October 19, 2023 (Virtual)

Creighton University – Friday, October 20, 2023

Willamette University– Friday, October 27, 2023

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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