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A Note from the Director

Erma Nieto-Brecht

Erma Nieto-Brecht
Director of Admissions
enieto@twu.edu

Welcome! Within these web pages you will find information about applying to TWU, visiting campus and what makes TWU the right college choice for you.

Whether you are a student choosing your first college, a transfer student making a change, professional student selecting a graduate or professional program choosing a college is an exciting, yet overwhelming process. We here in the TWU Admissions Office are here to assist you through the admission process and to help you discover all the great things about TWU!

 I encourage you to contact the TWU Admissions Office with questions you may have about TWU. We look forward to meeting you!

Associate Director

Nikki Young

Nikki Young
Associate Director of Admissions
nyoung1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Community Health

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"TWU fosters success and embraces diversity. Students, staff, and faculty inhabit unique qualities which creates a very positive culture."

College Search Tip:
"Investing in your education will be one of your most greatest assets. Do your research and choose wisely. Make sure the college offers your program of interest, and get involved in organizations that cultivate your passion!"

First Year Counselors

Arissa Gaytan photoArissa Gaytan
Admissions Counselor II
agaytan1@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Communication Studies
Master's: Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education

Favorite Thing about TWU:
"Texas Woman's University has the most affordable tuition in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. This university has the feel of a private school, but measures in at the public school price-- making it one of the most academically rich environments for its total cost. The campus itself is a beautiful place to walk around, in addition to it being nestled in the eclectic city of Denton, TX. "

College Search Tip:
"Ask Away. Whether it’s from researching online, or contacting admissions counselors directly, finding out some basic information about your target schools will help you narrow your college search. Here are just a few important questions to consider when researching colleges:

  • What type scholarships are available, and what are the applicable deadlines for them?
  • What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
  • What is the average class size?
  • Do faculty teach most of the classes, or are teaching assistants performing the bulk of instruction?
  • What types of extracurricular activities are available for students (music, athletics, intramural sports, drama, service projects, etc.)?"

 
Larisa Kliman
Admissions Counselor I
Lkliman@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Psychology

 Favorite Thing About TWU:
"When you come to TWU, you really feel like you are a part of the Pioneer family. Everyone is connected and truly cares for each other. The professors are invested in their students and everyone is friendly and welcoming!"

College Search Tip:
"Take advantage of the opportunities and resources that are available to you! Research college websites, schedule visits to the campuses you are interested in, attend college fairs. There are so many people who are eager for you to attend college and we are here to help! But most importantly, don't stress yourself out. College is one of the most enjoyable times of your life, and that includes the search!"

Transfer Counselors

Amanda Johnson
Admissions Counselor I
ajohnson86@twu.edu 

 Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Business Administration
Master's: Education in School Counseling

Favorite Thing About TWU:
TWU’s family like community and park like environment really make TWU stand out, and are my favorite attributes of the Denton campus.

College Search Tip:
When it comes to searching various colleges, take the time to research into what your long term goals are, and what school will best fit your needs. Attending college can be a very rewarding and fun experience in your life, so make sure know your goals and ask questions if you are unsure about what the next step may be.  

  

Brandon Vance
Admissions Counselor II
bvance@twu.edu

 Academic Major:
Government with a Concentration in Legal Studies

Favorite Thing About TWU:
I love that the Faculty and Staff are always thinking about what's in the best interest of the student. As a student at TWU I was able to sit in on many meetings and that culture comes from the top starting with our Chancellor.

College Search Tip:
Remember there are thousands of scholarships out there for students to apply for that serve all types of needs. There is no limit to the amount of scholarship money you can apply for so go search and apply!

Michelle Winters
Admissions Counselor II
mwinters2@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Bachelor's: Rehabilitation Studies
Master's: Rehabilitation Studies

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"I like the fact that the campus is small as well as the classrooms. When you walk the campus you can appreciate the beauty of TWU."

College Search Tip:
"Don't wait until the last minute to apply to the College you are interested in; you might miss deadlines which will make the process more stressful for you. Pick a program that you are passionate about so in the future you will have a career you love."

 

Dallas Campus

Stephanie Stephens
Assistant Director of Admissions
sstephens4@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Psychology

Favorite Thing About TWU:
"I like the beautiful campus and the friendly people!"

College Search Tip:
"Attend college day fairs to get information about the campuses you are interested in and read through it. Visit your top choices. Be aware of deadlines for admissions, housing, and financial aid. Take the required exams and apply early!"

Houston Campus

Melissa Rodriguez
Admissions Counselor II
mrodriguez68@twu.edu

Academic Major:
Master's: Childhood Education

Favorite Thing About TWU:
I enjoy sharing the many opportunities available to prospective students. I love getting to meet students, assisting them in learning about TWU and helping them paint a picture of their future as students and graduates.

College Search Tip:
Be proactive and do your research. Take advantage of every opportunity to learn about TWU. The more informed you are, the more empowered you will be during your college and university search.

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