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Sandy Thornton



  • UCLA Extension, Certificate in College Counseling
  • St. Joseph’s University, PA Teaching Certificate English, Secondary Education
  • Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Admitted to Pennsylvania & New Jersey Bars
  • Denison University, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: English (Writing Emphasis) & Spanish



Sandy Thornton has spent many years working with students of all ages in education and with college admissions, including:

  • Interviewing & evaluating high school students for college admissions since 1984
  • Guiding & assisting college-bound students with all aspects of applying to college, enabling them to gain admittance to their top choices, including many elite universities
  • Meeting university admissions personnel and students while working college fairs and visiting college campuses
  • Conducting ongoing research on current university admissions trends and requirements
  • Guiding students and supporting business professionals in all areas of English composition as a certified secondary English teacher
  • Helping middle and high school students prepare for standardized tests
  • College counseling certification including international counseling
  • Member of National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)


Who are we?

We transform. Preparation and research based on a student’s interest to find the top college/university of their choice.

We engage. We nurture inquiry and ignite the desire to discover through exciting, personalized experiences that are meaningful and engaging for unique learners around the world.

We are rigorous. Everything we create is underpinned by an experienced, educated, counselor, rigorous writing and review processes, and a community of experts at the forefront of college admissions. Get direct access to our college admissions experts to answer your important questions such as, student visa, immigration and customs, campus-life, academics, setting expectations, student-work balance, and practical job training.

We value community. Our communities are central to what we imagine, develop, and refine. We are committed to meeting learners where they are and empowering the way they ask questions, find answers, and interact with the top colleges of their choice.

How we do what we do

We blend technology, educational content, and personalize student’s needs. From classroom experiences to online Q&A communities that connect students and experts, Westward Scholars engage and empower learners. We provide relevant, trustworthy information in the places where learners are found, on the platforms, apps, extensions, and tools they use.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to inspire students with the joy of learning and to help them pave the road to their future.

Who we serve

We serve high school & international students, lifelong learners, and parents. Wherever they are – in their homes, schools, universities, libraries, and workplaces around the world.

Get Sarted Today

We teach you how to build out your best application and really sell yourself to any university. If you’re considering to attend a college, university, or higher learning program, we also present every option you can consider for your life. We break down the secrets in detail that you need to secure scholarships and reduce the total cost of tuition.


Westward Scholars
P.O. Box 21493 | York, PA 17402
p: 1-484-604-0444 | e: Support Team

We accept major credit cards.


What People Are Saying

“It was such a great experience and made college preparing so easy! Thank you for all you have done.”
Mark T.

Please send us your questions? Contact Us at 1-484-604-0444 | Support Team.

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