Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Apply Texas Application Boot Camp - August 6th

McNeil and Westwood High Schools are sponsoring an “Apply Texas Application Boot Camp” which will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at McNeil High School.  Senior students from McNeil and Westwood are strongly encouraged to participate in this event. Designed to assist students with college applications, writing admission essays, and financial aid, the event will be staffed by college admissions counselors in the Austin region.  While we would like for all students to attend, space is limited.  You may reserve a place by at the link below: 

All students will begin their college application:

9:30-10:00-Students will sign at the cafeteria.
10:00-12:00-work on application and have essay evaluated:
1.  Application (at least one application will be completed)
2.  Essay Writing (bring at least one essay on one of the topics listed below)
3.  Financial Aid

Please be sure to bring your social security number with you as you will need it when filling out the application.

Essay Topics (no more than 650 words and no less than 250 words)

Essay A:
Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours.  Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.

Essay B:
Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it.  Did it change you?  If so, how?

Essay C:

Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals. 

Evening Parent Event
While this morning event is for SENIORS only, the evening has been designed for parents from 6:30-8:00 pm in the RRISD PAC. Parents will have an opportunity to hear from University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M admission representatives.