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.

We encourage your family to review our College Road Map and learn how College Counseling helps students at each grade level successfully navigate their college transition.

General inquiries:

Ms. Sheila Conner, College Counselor

Ms. Michelle Tissot, College Counselor

NPX Alumni, we invite you to join our Alumni network!

College Admissions Representatives

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

Class of 2023 | College Acceptances & Notable Scholarships
Class of 2022 | College Acceptances & Notable Scholarships

Upcoming Events

College Counseling Calendar

College Rep Visits
August – February | Lyceum or Lunch, Library
Meet with college admissions representatives during Lyceum or lunch! Check out the College Counseling calendar for scheduled dates and schools. Students, please pack a snack/lunch and bring it with you. Pick up a RepVisits worksheet on your way in and expand your college list!

College 101 Workshop Series
Get a head start on college prep during our monthly in-class workshops for high school juniors! Topics include: college fit, career and major exploration, paying for college, alternate plans, resume preparation, summer plans, letters of recommendation, and more.

Enrichment Opportunities
Search local and national opportunities for high school students to explore their interests, build their resume, and visit college campuses. For information sharing purposes only; NPX does not endorse these programs.

Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Camp & Pre-college Programs

Campus Tours

Now through summer is a great time to tour college campuses! Encourage your student to complete a Campus Visit Score Card (includes a list of questions) after each tour to capture your family’s experience and impressions.

Arizona State University | Schedule a Tour
Tour groups will receive an in-person information session, followed by a walking tour of campus. Sun Devil Day is a full-day event designed for you to tour campus, learn about classes and majors, and discover what it’s like to be a Sun Devil.

Northern Arizona University | Schedule a Tour
Attend a presentation about living and learning at NAU, take a tour of our beautiful campus, and get all your questions answered about life as a Lumberjack. Discover NAU offers full-day events that provide an in-depth dive into life as a Lumberjack, academic discovery, discussion sessions, complimentary lunch, and more!

University of Arizona | Schedule a Tour
Get the inside scoop about attending Arizona with a walking tour led by a Campus Ambassador. Wildcat Snapshot events are an immersive half-day event to learn more about Arizona’s academics, financial aid, student services, housing, and more!

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.

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.
Scholarship Resources Handout compiled by College Counseling
Great book resource: Ultimate Scholarship Book 2022

Standardized Testing

Sophomores and juniors may now access October PSAT test scores in their College Board account or visit College Counseling for a copy. Students can think of the PSAT as a diagnostic exam for the SAT or ACT, and use these results to construct a study plan. Review our standardized testing handout to explore test registration and test prep resources.

ACT to SAT Score Conversion Chart (Princeton Review)

Register for the SAT NPX school code: 030114
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.
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.

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