Admissions Coaching | Western Technical College

High School Admissions Coaching

Western and area school districts are partnering to offer Admissions Coaching services to high school students and parents as they plan for life after high school. Western Admissions Coaches offer services to all high school students, no matter where your path may take you. The role of the Admissions Coach is to reduce barriers to enrolling in college and to help you successfully navigate through each step of the college application and program requirements. They are here to support you and answer questions you may have and will guide you up through the registration of your classes. 

Admissions Coaches offer assistance with:

  • Career exploration
  • Identifying colleges and programs that match career interests
  • College application process
  • ACCUPLACER testing at high schools
  • Individual meetings with students
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Postsecondary transfer opportunities
  • Classroom presentations

Through Admissions Coaching, we can connect you to:

  • Information on Western’s programs
  • Program shadows
  • Campus tours
  • Dual credit opportunities
  • Courses available at Western’s five regional locations
  • Other two- and four-year colleges and universities

Meet with a Western Admissions Coach at your high school. Your guidance office can help schedule an appointment or you can contact your Admissions Coach directly.

Our High School Admissions Coaches

Not currently a high school student? Find out about our other Admissions Coaches.


Dave Fish
Dave Fish
Admissions Coach


Phone: 

608-785-9442


Room 101-F
Student Success Center - Welcome Center

Dave serves the following high schools:
Aquinas
Black River Falls
De Soto
Holmen
Luther
Melrose-Mindoro
Necedah
New Lisbon
Sparta
Viroqua
Westby
West Salem
Out of District Students in WI

Click here to schedule an appointment with Dave


Haley Hanson
Haley Hanson
Admissions Coach - Hablo Español


Phone: 

608-789-6157


Room 101-H
Student Success Center - Welcome Center

Haley serves the following high schools:
Arcadia
Bangor
Blair-Taylor
Brookwood
Caledonia
Cashton
Cochrane-Fountain City
Hillsboro
Houston
Independence
La Crescent
La Farge
Logan
Tomah
Whitehall
Winona
Out of State High Schools
Home School

Click here to schedule an appointment with Haley


Caitlin Locy
Caitlin Locy
Manager-Outreach & Admissions


Phone: 

608-789-6022


Room 109
Student Success Center - Welcome Center

Caitlin serves the following high schools:
Challenge Academy
Galesville-Etrick-Trempealeau
La Crosse Polytechnic
Mauston
Onalaska
Providence
Royall
Learner Support & Transition-Alternative High School

Click here to schedule an appointment with Caitlin

Scheduling Appointments

If you are currently enrolled as a student at Western, please reach out to a College Advisor with questions about your schedule, program choice, or academic goals.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Coach, please complete the following steps:

  1. Create an account in Western's Online Dashboard. (This step will only need to be completed once.)
  2. Provide your first name, last name, and personal email address and press submit.
  3. To create your password, click on the link sent to your personal email address.
  4. Once you've created your account, click the schedule link above for the Admissions Coach you want to meet with.
  5. Login using the email address and password created in step one.

ACCUPLACER Testing

ACCUPLACER is an untimed assessment that helps Western staff members evaluate your skills. It’s a computer-adaptive test, meaning the difficulty of the questions varies based on your previous answers. Our Admissions Coaches offer the test right at your high school.

ACCUPLACER measures your skills in reading, writing, and math. Even a short time spent reviewing before taking the test can improve your scores.  Knowing that our students have different preferences, Western offers several options to make it easy for you to review. Prepare for ACCUPLACER with these study guides and practice tests.