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.


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

Useful Resources

Events

Sunday Sep 06

ACT Test Prep

Location: Dick Heath Board Room
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Sep 09

Senior Parent Launch

Location: McCall Family Theater
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Sep 13

ACT Test Prep

Location: Dick Heath Board Room
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Sep 20

ACT Test Prep

Location: Dick Heath Board Room
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday Sep 21

Tri-School Symposium

Location: Black Box Theatre, Chorus Room, McCall Performing Arts Center Lobby, McCall Family Theater
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday Sep 27

ACT Test Prep

Location: Dick Heath Board Room
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming College Visits

Thursday Sep 03

University of British Columbia

Location: Commons
1:35 PM - 2:40 PM
Tuesday Sep 08

Southwestern University

Location: Commons
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Claremont McKenna College

Location: Commons
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Wednesday Sep 09

Southern Methodist University

Location: Commons
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Northeastern University

Location: Commons
10:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Thursday Sep 10

Chapman University

Location: Commons
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Monday Sep 14

Dickinson College

Location: Commons
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Tuesday Sep 15

New Mexico State University

Location: Commons
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Wednesday Sep 16

Vanderbilt University

Location: Commons
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Friday Sep 18

University of Oregon

Location: Commons
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM