Please visit our calendar to see upcoming College Counseling events and college visits!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person college visits to Chandler Prep have been suspended for first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.  Most colleges and universities are also suspending travel this semester.  Please check Naviance Student and individual college websites for links to virtual information sessions and tours.

Great Hearts is committed to an individualized approach to college counseling that focuses on finding the right fit for each student. The emphasis of the program is on helping students discover who they are as learners and emerging adults. Throughout their years at Chandler Prep, our students learn to be comfortable in the worlds of both ideas and practicality, understanding the relationship between the two. This serves our students particularly well when selecting a college experience.

Ms. Judy Schmitt | 480-290-7458
Mrs. Susan Ruby | 480-290-7459

Chandler Prep School Profile 2019-2020

Chandler Prep’s Six-Digit School Code (CEEB) – 030649

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Naviance Student is Chandler Prep’s College Counseling Tool:  student.naviance.com/cpa

All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors have a Naviance Student account.

Naviance Student allows students to search and research colleges all over the world, keep a  running college list, view list of college information sessions, research scholarships and summer enrichment programs, complete and analyze results from a personality assessment and career interest inventory, build a resume and research careers.

Critical Links for Students and Families:

National Standardized Testing:  2020-2021 Test Dates

 

*** CHECK CollegeBoard & ACT websites for testing and COVID-19 updates.  Review these websites AND your email accounts for local test center updates/closures***

     SAT – Register at www.collegeboard.org

Class of 2021 SENIORS – National test dates as of 8/21/20

  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Class of 2022 JUNIORS – National test dates as of 8/21/20

  • December 5
  • March 13
  • May 8
  • June 5

     ACT – Register at www.actstudent.org

Class of 2021 SENIORS – National test dates as of 8/21/20

  • September 12
  • September 13 (Sunday)
  • September 19
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 25 (Sunday)
  • December 12

Class of 2022 JUNIORS –  National test dates as of 8/21/20

  • December 12
  • February 6
  • April 17
  • June 12
  • July 17

TEST  PREP  OPTIONS

  • Varsity Tutors   Great Hearts and Chandler Prep announced a new test prep opportunity for families beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.  Current Chandler Prep students may select Varsity Tutors for individual online tutoring to prepare for the PSAT, SAT and ACT and SAT Subject Tests.  Here are some key points for our Chandler Prep families:

You may begin using Varsity Tutors nowVarsity Tutors has a dedicated link and phone line for Great Hearts students.  Just click on this link to get started:  https://success.varsitytutors.com/great-hearts/?vtmedium=partner&vtsource=greathearts   

Or call: (844) 505-3617

There are a variety of test prep options and costs available to Great Hearts students through Varsity Tutors.  Available to all Chandler Prep students is access to free self-study test prep “eBooks”.  You can find these free books at the link above.  Varsity Tutors then offers packages starting at $225 for six hours of personalized one-on-one sessions.

Varsity Tutors also offers prep for the ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests.

Free mobile apps available:  https://www.varsitytutors.com/apps

When registering for test prep with Varsity Tutors, Chandler Prep College Counseling strongly suggests requesting SAT test prep hours that will prepare students for the Fall administration of the PSAT for 9th, 10th, & 11th grade students.  This will also prepare juniors for their first SAT in December.
 
All tutor scheduling and payments will be through Varsity Tutors.  Please contact them directly for additional information, questions and concerns. 

SAT Subject Tests:

*** CHECK the CollegeBoard website for testing and COVID-19 updates.  Review the website AND your email accounts for local test center updates/closures***

SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests.

The Basics

  • There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science. See the subjects.
  • Each Subject Test is an hour long. They are all multiple-choice and scored on a 200–800 scale.
  • Subject Tests test you on your knowledge of subjects on a high school level. The best way to prepare is to take the relevant courses and work hard in them.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

*** CHECK the CollegeBoard website for testing and COVID-19 updates.  Review the website AND your email accounts for local test center updates/closures***

CLEP exams are created and administered by College Board.   You may receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. You can prepare for and take the exams on your own time, whether you’re getting a head start on college or working to finish your degree.

  • Save money. A CLEP exam costs $89 (plus testing center administrative fee).
  • Earn college credit. A passing score on a CLEP exam can earn you three or more college credits.
  • Save time. With CLEP exams you can place out of introductory courses and move more quickly towards your major or other areas of study.

Click here to find a CLEP testing center near you.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

REMINDER – Do NOT pay for the FAFSA or any scholarship

 FINANCIAL AID

SCHOLARSHIPS

Search Tips

Check college’s websites (separate application may be required)

Google local scholarships first, then state, then national scholarships

Check employers, civic organizations, religious affiliations, etc.

Pay attention to due dates

Freshman and Sophomore Year:

Junior and Senior Year:

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