College Counseling

Our college counseling program is individualized and student-centered.
Our
28 to 1 student-counselor ratio is notable; many schools strive to attain
a ratio of 45 to 1.

Each SPS student is assigned to a primary college counselor — and yet our three college counselors work as a team; we all work on behalf of all SPS students. Our goal is to help students and their families understand the complex process of college admission in order to make the best college choice for each student.

We meet with students as a group in Junior/Senior Seminar to provide information on the college search and application process.  We also meet regularly with individual students to help each plan his or her process, based on personal interests and abilities.

Typically, 100% of Sandia Prep graduates enroll in a four-year college or university. As each Sandia Prep student is unique, we strive to match each of our students with a collegiate environment where she or he can thrive personally and academically.

While the central focus of college counseling is helping students navigate the college search and application process, our assistance does not end there. We are committed to helping SPS families secure financial aid and merit scholarships for college. We help each student and family identify schools likely to provide aid of various kinds and review financial aid awards on request. 

Last year, our graduates accepted more than a quarter of a million dollars of
roughly $1 million in merit scholarships awarded.

(Merit scholarship totals are non-verified information as reported by 73 of 85 students.)

Sandia Prep is a founding member of both the Independent Curriculum Group and ACCIS - Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools.

Useful Resources

Events

Friday Sep 05

College Fair Meeting

Location: 700 Bldg Conference Room
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Upcoming College Visits

Wednesday Sep 03

University of New Mexico BA/MD Program

Location: College Counseling
10:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Friday Sep 05

Harvey Mudd College

Location: College Counseling
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday Sep 10

Fort Lewis College

Location: College Counseling
10:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Thursday Sep 11

Sarah Lawrence College

Location: College Counseling
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Friday Sep 12

Lafayette College

Location: College Counseling
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Monday Sep 22

Whitworth University

Location: College Counseling
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Tuesday Sep 23

Colorado State University

Location: College Counseling
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday Sep 24

University of Richmond

Location: College Counseling
10:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Evergreen State College

Location: College Counseling
1:35 PM - 2:40 PM
Thursday Sep 25

University of Chicago

Location: College Counseling
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM