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Westwood High School

College Admission Essays

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 6-7:30pm CST | Westwood High School (Library Great Room), 12400 Mellow Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78750 | Featuring Dale Price, MBA and Melissa Wood, M.Ed.

College Admission Essays
College Admission Essays

Date & Time

Apr 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Westwood High School, 12400 Mellow Meadow Dr, Austin, TX 78750, USA

About the Event

Westwood Families Exclusive**

Writing is arguably the hardest part of the college application process. The main essay is a common source of anxiety and confusion for so many high school students, but it doesn’t have to be! Understanding the role of the main essay, the audience and getting an early start to the writing process are all key to putting together your very best 650 words.

There are four very common, very different, pieces of writing for the college application process: The main essay, Common Application activity list, the short answer question(s) and the expanded resume (UT only). After this in-person presentation, families will understand the differences between the types of writing and how to layer their essays with evidence of fit-to-major. Access College America will demystify the process in this information packed presentation which also includes a Q&A.

Access College America is proud to present their college planning series FREE for the community. CLICK HERE to visit a full listing of upcoming free events to help your scholar prepare, apply & achieve! Not able to attend this event but want information about college planning services? Click here to schedule a 30-minute consultation today!

Presenters:

Dale Price, MBA

Founder & CEO

Access College America

Dale Price is the Founder & CEO of Access College America LLC, a national provider for guidance with college planning. He has worked in higher education since 2006 and offers extensive experience in the admissions & financial aid arena from the globally recognized Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, CA.

Melissa Wood, M.Ed.

College Consultant Associate

Access College America

Melissa is a licensed school counselor with Bachelor's and Master's of Music Degrees from Sam Houston State University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Texas State University, and a School Counselor Certification from Angelo State University. She has worked her entire career in public education, serving her campus community for 23 years in various roles, and has served as a school counselor for the past 5 years. Melissa has a true calling for assisting scholars in finding their chosen career path while also guiding them through the admission process to highly selective schools in Texas and across the country.

Melissa has served in roles ranging from band director to College & Career Transition Coordinator to Academic Guidance Counselor. She has a broad range of experience assisting everyone from those who are undecided in their major to those applying to some of the most selective colleges in the country with the intention of securing a STEM major. As Transition Coordinator & Guidance Counselor, Melissa has successfully assisted scholars through the course selection process for dual credit, Advanced Placement, the International Baccalaureate programs, along with numerous Career & Technical Education programs.

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