College Counseling: Individualized and Student-Centered

100% of Sandia Prep graduates are accepted to four-year colleges and universities.

Our counselors work diligently one-on-one beginning in 9th grade to help students and their families understand the complex process of planning for and applying to college.

The college admissions process is offered at each grade level – 9th through 12th grade by helping freshmen understand the importance of their early academic work and selecting the appropriate courses; providing opportunities for sophomores to explore their aptitudes and abilities as they relate to career options and future college choices; and holding on-going individual meetings with juniors and seniors are a few of the many components of our college counseling program.

Additionally, the college counseling office provides assistance with financial aid and information on scholarships. Last year our students were awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.

Colleges Visiting Sandia Prep

Each year more than 100 colleges and universities send recruiters to Sandia Prep to visit with students. Below is the calendar of who is visiting in the next 30 days. For a full list, visit out College Visit Schedule page.

For College Representatives wishing to schedule a college visit, please contact Roxanna Caird, College Counseling Coordinator at rcaird@sandiaprep.org or 505.338.3029.

College Counseling Events/Important Dates

Each year Sandia Prep's College Counseling Department presents multiple events to help student prepare for the college application process.

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Class of 2017 Matriculation

Click the map below to see where our seniors were accepted and where they enrolled, as well as a list of colleges/universities attended by our graduates over the last four years.

College Admission Profile


Alumni Success Stories

Ali Hashemian '01 - Financial Planner / Best-Selling Author (UCLA; University of San Diego)
Ali Hashemian '01 - Financial Planner / Best-Selling Author (UCLA; University of San Diego)
Uyen-Phuong Nguyen '16 - Student (Brown University)
Uyen-Phuong Nguyen '16 - Student (Brown University)
Kerin Jones '81 - Physician (Northwestern University; University of Michigan; Wayne State University)
Kerin Jones '81 - Physician (Northwestern University; University of Michigan; Wayne State University)
Raul Torrez '95 - White House Fellow & Bernalillo County District Attorney (Harvard University; London School of Economics; Stanford University)
Raul Torrez '95 - White House Fellow & Bernalillo County District Attorney (Harvard University; London School of Economics; Stanford University)
Thomas (Michael) Bushnell, BSG '85 - Google Software Engineer (Carnegie Mellon University)
Thomas (Michael) Bushnell, BSG '85 - Google Software Engineer (Carnegie Mellon University)
Michael Beinenson '97 – Tax Broker (Gettysburg College)
Michael Beinenson '97 – Tax Broker (Gettysburg College)
Maddie Barker '09 - Engineer (University of Oregon; University of New Mexico)
Maddie Barker '09 - Engineer (University of Oregon; University of New Mexico)
Pari Noskin Taichert '75 – Author / Journalist / PR pro (University of Michigan)
Pari Noskin Taichert '75 – Author / Journalist / PR pro (University of Michigan)
Trent Kamerman '83  – Videographer
Trent Kamerman '83 – Videographer
Kristen (McKee ) Johnson '06 – School Administrator (UCLA; Northwestern University) & Jay Johnson '06 – Dean of Music (Northwestern University)
Kristen (McKee ) Johnson '06 – School Administrator (UCLA; Northwestern University) & Jay Johnson '06 – Dean of Music (Northwestern University)
Levi Browde '90 - Software Executive (Wesleyan University)
Levi Browde '90 - Software Executive (Wesleyan University)
Courtney Eker '13 - Journalist (College of Charleston)
Courtney Eker '13 - Journalist (College of Charleston)
Kim Merritt '87 – NASA Radiation/Laser Safety Officer (U.S. Navy)
Kim Merritt '87 – NASA Radiation/Laser Safety Officer (U.S. Navy)
Jamie Rayne Cochran '98 – Business Owner (University of New Mexico)
Jamie Rayne Cochran '98 – Business Owner (University of New Mexico)
David Tenorio '13 - Senior Engineering Student (Harvey Mudd College)
David Tenorio '13 - Senior Engineering Student (Harvey Mudd College)
Kyle Rhoades '98 – Finance
Kyle Rhoades '98 – Finance

Melissa Morse
Director of College Counseling
mmorse@sandiaprep.org
505.338.3034

Danielle Yepa Gunderson
Assistant Director of College Counseling
dgunderson@sandiaprep.org
505.338.3055

Roxanna Caird
College Counseling Coordinator
rcaird@sandiaprep.org
505.388.3029