College Counseling

Sandia Prep's college counseling program is individualized and student-centered.  Our college counselors work one-on-one with each student and family.

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.

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Class of 2015 Matriculation

Our seniors have made their decisions and here is where they'll be headed:

  • Brooklyn College of the CUNY
  • Brown University
  • Butler University
  • California Maritime Academy
  • Chapman University
  • Clark University
  • Clark University College
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus/Rose Hill Campus
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Hendrix College
  • James Madison University
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Lawrence University
  • Lehigh University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northeastern University
  • San Diego State University
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Southern Utah University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • The University of Arizona
  • The University of Montana, Missoula
  • The University of Tampa
  • Trinity University
  • Tulane University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • Winthrop University