College Admissions Representatives – Chandler Prep hosts college visits in the fall semester each school year. In July 2023, we will begin scheduling visits for the 2023-2024 school year. To schedule a visit, please email our College Counselor, John Curley (email@example.com). Thank you!
Students, please visit our College Counseling calendar to see upcoming College Counseling events and college visits!
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.
Chandler Prep College Counselors
Mrs. Susan Ruby, Lead College Counselor | 480-290-7459
Mr. John Curley | 480-290-7458
Chandler Prep School Profile 2022-2023
Chandler Prep’s Six-Digit School Code (CEEB) – 030649
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.
***Access Naviance Student via iphone/ipad. Here are the directions. ***
Critical Links for Students and Families:
Class of 2022 College Acceptances
- Class of 2021 College Acceptances
- Class of 2020 College Acceptances
- Class of 2019 College Acceptances
- Class of 2018 College Acceptances
- College Admissions 2010-2016
National Standardized Testing
*** CHECK CollegeBoard & ACT websites for testing and COVID-19 updates. Review these websites AND your email accounts for local test center updates/closures***
SAT – More information at www.collegeboard.org and Register for at test here
**Reminder: The Fall SAT testing will be the Paper version. Starting in the Spring 2024, the SAT will make the switch to a Digital version**
Class of 2024 SENIORS
- August 26
- October 7
- November 4
- December 2
Class of 2025 JUNIORS
- December 2
- March 9 (Digital)
- May 4 (Digital)
- June 1 (Digital)
ACT – Get more information at www.actstudent.org and Register for a test here
Class of 2024 SENIORS
- September 9
- October 28
- December 9
Class of 2025 JUNIORS
- December 9
- February 10
- April 13
- June 8
- July 13
TEST PREP OPTIONS
- Khan Academy (free personalized online test prep)
- Kaplan SAT Math Tips
- ACT Academy (free personalized online test prep provided by ACT)
- Kaplan ACT Reading Tips
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.
Net Price Calculator
Colleges are required to post a Net Price Calculator on their website to help students estimate their net price of attendance (sticker/published price minus grants, scholarships, and education tax benefits). Students can use this tool either before or after they apply to get a better picture of their cost of attendance (COA). Here’s the link to the College Board’s explanation of Net Price Calculator: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/paying-your-share/focus-on-net-price-not-sticker-price.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
REMINDER – Do NOT pay for the FAFSA or any scholarship
- FAFSA (FREE Application For Student Aid)
- How does Financial Aid work?
- CSS Profile – some private colleges/universities require the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA
- MONEY Article – Three Mistakes Parents Make When Paying for College
College Board Big Future Scholarship Search
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
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.
Do NOT pay for any scholarship AND be aware of due dates.
- **College Depot Scholarship List** extensive updated scholarship database
- Arizona Community Foundation – AZ Scholarship Opportunities
- ChamberofCommerce.org – Best College Scholarships
- Naviance “National Scholarship Search”
- College Board Big Future
- Going Merry
- Chegg Scholarships
- RaiseMe (Achievement Scholarships)
College Scholarships. com
- Scholarship Finder (U.S. Department of Labor free scholarship search tool)
- SavingforCollege.com article on How to find scholarships for college
The College Tour (https://www.thecollegetour.com/)
A great new resource for your college searches: The College Tour (https://www.thecollegetour.com/). This website gives you a tour of campus, talks about the surrounding town or city, and talks about what is unique about that school. While it does not have all the colleges in the US, they are consistently adding more each season of the show. The great thing about this resource is that you can choose to watch the whole episode through (it is about an hour per school), or you can choose to watch segments from the episode and learn specifics you are interested in.
You can either download the The College Tour App to your phone or tablet here or watch it on your computer through the link above. Check it out and explore what it has to offer, who knows, it may pique your interest in a school you were not thinking about!
Freshman and Sophomore Year:
Junior and Senior Year:
Building a College List
Naviance Junior Year Activities
Junior Parent Questionnaire
Applying to Service Academies & ROTC Programs
Applying to a Fine Arts School
NCAA – Athletics in College
Policy for requesting transcripts
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