College Visit Opportunities (In person, virtual, off-campus)


COVID RESOURCE: School by School-  Virtual resources (have links to virtual tours, Admission Presentations, and ways to get more information)



Westwood is fortunate to have over 120 colleges visit campus during first semester. Taking the time to visit with a college representative is a great way to get an initial feel for a school. Please note the following important information: 


  • College visits at Westwood are for Juniors and Seniors only
  • To attend a college visit during the school day, please request a pass from your Alpha Office and get permission from your teacher. 
  • Most college visits are in the library, but always check the calendar for the location. 
  • In the fall, check the schedule often. Colleges are added almost daily. 
  • College visits at Westwood are for students only. Parents are welcome to email or call the college reps directly if they would like to schedule an appointment outside the school day or have questions. 
  • Students in other grades may attend the virtual and off campus presentations, scroll below to see that section



Scheduling a College Visit at Westwood
College Admissions Reps: To schedule a college visit at Westwood High School, please call 512-464-4026 or email holly_browning@roundrockisd.org (due to COVID we are not currently scheduling visits)

Click here to view the full calendar.



Virtual & Off Campus College Information Sessions


****Texas College and Universities "Preview Days"-click on link to spreadsheet. Will tell you name of college, date of preview day and will give you the link to sign up***


Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers Virtual College Fairs:

Students, please click on the link below to register for TACRAO College Fairs. Feel free to attend as many as you want or just pick the 1 that's best for your schedule. The fairs start taking place on September 14 and go through November 20. All events are free! https://falltacrao.swoogo.com/2020virtual/664374




National Associate for College Academic Counselors are hosting multiple virtual college fairs on different dates. Click here to attend.



Virtual HBCU Tour & Summit Series Info, Click here to register



Think you might want to study abroad in Canada? Click on this link to learn more!




Student Panel College Fair, an online event featuring live Q&As with current college students from over 100 universities, including Harvard, UCLA, Penn State, CU Boulder, USC, Minnesota, Stanford, Baylor, University of Michigan, Morehouse College, University of Miami, and many more.

All events are completely free for students, parents, and counselors.

You and your students can see the full list of colleges and register here.


Specific Colleges Virtual events:

UT Austin: https://bealonghorn.admissions.utexas.edu/portal/virtual_sessions?id=cc7dbc99-9eba-4648-b104-fd20dfdaec57


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Texas A&M University“Aggie for a Day” program from October 7-8th from 6:00-8:00 pm each night. It is a virtual program, but it will feature every academic college on our campus, admissions information, financial aid information, and different departments on our campus! Parents are welcome to attend as well. I’ve attached the flyer for the event, but students can also register via the link here: https://recruiter.tamu.edu/register/October7AggieDayCTX2020.




Rice University- Virtual Information Session for Texas Students! You will get the chance to hear from the admission counselor from your region as they talk about their academic programs, groundbreaking research, vibrant student life, and the affordability of Rice. Or, you can sign up for a session that works with their schedule. 

Dallas & Fort Worth
Saturday, Sept. 26
3 – 5 p.m.
South & West Texas*
Sunday, Sept. 27
2 – 4 p.m.
Austin & San Antonio*
Sunday, Sept. 27
6 – 8 p.m.

*These sessions will have admission and financial aid officers who can also answer questions in Spanish.

 




Austin Community College: Talk to a rep about out the different programs they offer, click here



Duke University: 

·         Austin Metro Region Schools

o   Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00pm-5:00pm CT

o   Student Registration (required): https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/austinschools

o   Zoom link (for your reference): https://duke.zoom.us/j/97769922120

·         San Antonio and Austin Metro Region Schools (Saturday Session)

o   Date/Time: Saturday, October 17th, 4:00pm-5:00pm CT

o   Student Registration (required): https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/austinsanantonioschools

o   Zoom link (for your reference): https://duke.zoom.us/j/93255596868