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 Admissions Coaches


Dave Fish
Dave Fish


Phone: 

608-785-9442


Dave serves the following high schools:
Aquinas
De Soto
Holmen
Luther
Melrose-Mindoro
Necedah
New Lisbon
Sparta
Viroqua
Westby
West Salem

Out of District
Wonewoc
Kickapoo
Seneca


Haley Hanson
Haley Hanson


Phone: 

608-789-6157


Haley serves the following high schools:
Arcadia
Blair-Taylor
Brookwood
Caledonia
Cashton
Cochrane-Fountain City
Houston
Independence
La Crescent
Logan
Tomah
Whitehall
Winona

Out of State High School
Home School


Mac Kiel
Mac Kiel


Phone: 

608-789-4709


Mac serves the following high schools:
Bangor
Black River Falls
Central
Challenge Academy
Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau
Hillsboro
La Farge
Mauston
Onalaska
Royall

Learner Support and Transition- Alternative High School

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.