Friday, November 21, 2014

UT-Austin - Office of Admissions Late Hours

In order to assist students who need to drop off documents for admission, The University of Texas - Austin Office of Admissions will have extended hours on November 24th and 25th. They will be open until 7:00PM to accept documents. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Students can also upload documents to their Be A Longhorn account.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Texas A&M - Document Drop Off

If you are applying to Texas A&M and are concerned your documents will not make it by the December 1st deadline, the A&M Admissions Office will meet you at several Starbucks locations in the Austin/Roundrock Area. Please see the attached flyer for the locations and schedule. Enjoy a free coffee and refreshments while you are there.

Students can also upload documents through the AIS portal.

Friday, November 14, 2014

College and Financial Aid Consulting Companies

There are many companies out there that will assist you with the college application process as well as completing the FAFSA and searching for scholarships.


If you sign a contract with one of these companies, you are paying them for their time. Much of what they offer can be accomplished for free.  As with any decision you make as a consumer, do your research before committing to a contract. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact your counselor. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Camp RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Camp RYLA is a six day leadership camp sponsored by local Rotary clubs with all fees and expenses paid by the sponsoring Rotary club. This year's camp will be held at McKinney Roughs Nature Park from June 28 to July 3, 2015.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current sophomore or junior.
  • Print and complete the application and return it to Mr. Clark in D1127. 
  • Attach the supplemental information on a separate sheet of paper listing school and community activities and why you are applying. 
  • Deadline: December 17 at 4:15 PM
  • Interviews will be held on January 15, 2015 at Westwood. 

Current Westwood student Christian Dittmer attended Camp RYLA last year. Christian states "The camp was so much fun and I am still in contact with the friends I made, The camp is a great way to learn leadership skills through fun activities instead of sitting in a classroom."


Monday, November 10, 2014

Financial Aid Night - November 13


Westwood will host a financial aid night for students and parents on November 13th, 2014. Stacy Flood, Campus Financial Aid Supervisor from Austin Community College, will present information regarding college financial aid and the FAFSA. 

Please join us at 6:30 in the Westwood Cafeteria.