College Counseling

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 North Phoenix 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.

General inquiries: college@northphoenixprep.org

Ms. Sheila Conner, College Counselor
sconner@northphoenixprep.org
Appointment: https://calendly.com/sconner-npx

Ms. Michelle Tissot, College Counselor
mtissot@northphoenixprep.org

College Admissions Representatives

View our school profile to learn more about North Phoenix Prep and schedule a campus visit through RepVisits.

College Acceptances | Class of 2022
Notable Scholarships | Class of 2022

Upcoming Events

College Counseling Calendar

Check out College Counseling support and scheduled events for freshmen-juniors this fall!

Campus Visits
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September – February | 12:55 PM Lunch, MPR
Meet with college admissions representatives during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Check out the College Counseling calendar for scheduled dates and schools. Students, please pack a lunch and bring it with you as visits will start promptly at 12:55 PM. Pick up a RepVisits worksheet on your way in and expand your college list!

College Prep Workshops for Juniors
First Wednesday of the Month | 2:45 – 3:45 PM MPR
Juniors, get a head start on college prep at required after-school workshops.

  • Wednesday, February 1: Major Exploration and Resumes
  • Wednesday, March 1: Personal Statement
  • Wednesday, May 3: Letters of Recommendation

NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Varied Dates | 11 AM – 4 PM
Drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges to hear about student life, majors, financial aid, scholarships, and much more.

Scholarship Expo at College Depot
Thursday, February 23 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM Phoenix Public Library
1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix (2nd Floor)
Learn about local scholarships and receive hands-on scholarship application assistance throughout the event. Check out the event flyer and register online.

“Pop In” for College Tour
Varied Dates | Lunch, Art Studio 514
High school students, bring your lunch and “pop in” to watch an episode of The College Tour. Enjoy free popcorn and cast your vote as to which university will be featured.

  • Friday, February 24
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, March 31
  • Friday, April 14
  • Friday, April 28
  • Friday, May 12

Great Hearts College Symposium
Saturday, April 1 | 3 – 6 PM Scottsdale Preparatory Academy – RSVP Online
This network-wide event is open to Great Hearts Juniors and their parents.
3 PM Optional Personal Statement Workshop
4:30 PM Optional Financial Aid Presentation
4 – 6 PM Meet with College Representatives
Please note that students must wear their full school uniform to participate.

RMACAC College Fair
Sunday, April 2 | 12 – 2 PM ASU’s Tempe campus – Register Online
Free and open to the public, RMACAC fairs connect you with colleges and universities in one convenient location.

ACT Standardized Testing
Tuesday, April 4 | Regular School Hours
Freshmen through juniors will take ACT-related tests during the school day. Check out online resources for test prep opportunities.

  • Freshmen: ACT ASPIRE
  • Sophomores: Pre-ACT
  • Juniors: ACT

GH Day at Grand Canyon University
Saturday, April 15 | TBD Grand Canyon University
A Great Hearts network-wide event, freshmen through juniors and their parents are invited to visit Grand Canyon University in downtown Phoenix.

GH Day at ASU’s Barrett Honors College
Saturday, April 29 | TBD Arizona State University
A Great Hearts network-wide event, juniors and one parent are invited to visit Barrett Honors College at ASU’s Tempe campus.

Student Resources

Naviance Login

College Planning Tool for Families at NPX Prep
Naviance allows students to search for colleges, keep a college list, sign-up for college information sessions, research careers and much more! Juniors and seniors will gain access to an account on Naviance. Please see a College Counselor for assistance with your username or password.

CommonApp: College Application Portal Navigate your application journey using CommonApp (useful platform for out-of-state applications.) Check in with your College Counselors before creating a student profile.
Best Practices Resource This resource from CommonApp offers helpful guides that walk you through the application process step by step.
The College Tour: Ask Admissions Browse a video series featuring admissions representatives from various colleges.
College Admission Glossary Learn terms frequently used during the college application process, such as early action (EA) versus early decision (ED).
College Transitions DataVerse Features a comprehensive array of tables, lists, and data designed to help navigate the college admission and financial aid process.
Application Deadlines for Fall 2023 Reference this guide for common college application deadlines.

Tri-University Workshops
On-demand Virtual Access | Register Online
ASU, NAU and UA have partnered to offer a variety of admissions and financial aid workshops. Session topics include the following:

  • Prepare for the FAFSA – Attend this session to learn about the process and requirements for completing the FAFSA, including how to create an FSA ID.
  • Paying for College: Understanding Financial Aid & Scholarships – Attend this session to hear from your in-state universities about paying for college, ways to earn merit-based scholarships and understanding college attainment programs at each university.

Financial Aid Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) All senior families should complete the FAFSA starting October 1st of your student’s senior year.
NetPrice Calculator Explore how financial aid may impact the true out-of-pocket cost or net price of each college.
FinAid Online source for financial aid information and tools
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) As a resident of Arizona, you may be eligible for tuition savings at more than 160 participating WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) schools.
Sallie Mae Private student loan opportunities
StudentAid Learn how to apply for various forms of financial aid (includes the FAFSA)

Scholarship Resources

Scholarships.com Online scholarships search database (3.7 million scholarships)
FastWeb Free search platform for scholarships and financial aid tools
BigFuture Online scholarship search database maintained by CollegeBoard
College Depot Online scholarship search database maintained by Phoenix Public Library
Chegg Online scholarship search database
CollegeScholarships.com Online scholarship search database
Go Merry Free search and application platform for scholarships
Raiseme.com Earn micro-scholarships as early as freshmen year.
Great book resource: Ultimate Scholarship Book 2022

Standardized Testing

North Phoenix Preparatory Academy School Code: 030114
ACT to SAT Score Conversion Chart (Princeton Review)

Register for the SAT
Free SAT Preparation & Practice Tests

Register for the ACT
Free ACT Preparation & Practice Tests

Major and Career Search Tools

ASU’s me3: Major and Career Quiz Easily explore majors and careers that fit your interests and passions.
RoadTrip Nation Videos and tools that capture empowering stories and tools to find a career that matters to you.
O*Net Interest Profiler 60-question quiz to identify your interests and how they relate to the world of work; sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.