Monday, September 29, 2014

Coast to Coast Tours

The Northwestern visit to Westwood was cancelled this morning due to a cancelled flight to Austin. For students interested in visiting with college representatives from Northwestern, Dartmouth, Princeton, Vanderbilt and UC-Berkley there will be an event held in Austin on the evening of October 1st at the Austin Marriott South. If interested, please register at the link below. 

Coast to Coast College Tour
Co-hosted by Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of California-Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University
Wednesday, October 1st , 7-9pm
At the Austin Marriott South
Registration required: http://www.coasttocoasttour.org/

Thursday, September 18, 2014

College Admission Parent Night: Myth and Reality October 1, 2014

Please join the Westwood counseling staff on October 1st, 2014 in the Westwood Cafetorium from 6:30 to 8:00 for a presentation regarding the college admission process.

Special guests will be Josette Gonzales, Regional Advisor for Texas A&M University and Bob Baldwin, Director of Admission for Southwestern University.

We strive to answer as many of your questions about this process as possible. In order to incorporate questions from you, please respond to this short survey


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We have had many great college visits at Westwood this week and students are asking a lot of great questions. Here are a several key points from the UT-Austin Admission Rep Nick Howell regarding a the admissions process for UT-Austin:


  • Apply to your first choice major. Changing majors once admitted to UT-Austin is becoming more difficult. 
  • The admissions process is holistic.
  • December 1st is the application deadline, but October 15th is the preferred deadline. While early submission does not provide an advantage in the UT admission process, it does encourage students to complete the process early. More than 50% of applications are submitted in the final weeks leading  up to December 1st. 
News for Juniors
For the class of 2016 (current high school juniors) UT-Austin will admit students ranked in the top 8% of their class. 


Please remember all college visits at Westwood are for students only and to see the most up to date information please visit the College Visits page. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 - 2015 Senior Handbook

Seniors - To view the 2014 -2105 Senior Handbook, please visit the Senior Handbook Page by clicking the link at the left or by here.