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1 Louisiana Connect

2 Professional School Counselor Workshop 2013 All you need is your student ID and an internet connection! Powered by Brought to you by The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) presents: Louisiana Connect What is Louisiana Connect? It is a free comprehensive, college access & career planning web portal. Louisiana Connect is available to all 8 th -12 th grade students and parents in the State of Louisiana.

3 Louisiana Connect – Students STUDENTS: With Louisiana Connect You Can:  Connect with colleges and universities that are a match for you  Learn about careers and connect with employers  Find scholarships and other programs designed to help you succeed  Check your progress toward earning a TOPS Award  Access your exclusive News Feed and Event Planner  Build Your Profile: Show off your skills and achievements  Learn how you can afford a college education 3

4 Louisiana Connect - Parents PARENTS: With Louisiana Connect You Can:  Track student progress against important college and career planning activities and toward earning a TOPS award  Search for colleges, compare costs and make recommendations to your student  Search for scholarships and make recommendations to your student  View your child’s Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)  View your child’s career plan and explore occupation profiles  Learn about college costs, need-based aid and other financial options  Access your personal Communication Center where you can communicate with your child and receive important messages, alerts and event invitations 4

5 Access your exclusive News Feed and Event Planner Stay connected in the Communication Center

6 Connect with Colleges and Universities that are a match for you

7 Connect with Colleges and Universities that are a match for you

8 Compare Colleges to find the best one for you

9 Keep track of your progress for the TOPS Scholarship

10 View your Test Scores all in one place

11 Find scholarships and other programs designed to help you succeed

12 Learn about College Costs, need-based aid and other financial assistance options

13 Search for Colleges and compare costs

14 View your Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)

15 Learn about careers and connect with Louisiana employers

16 Parents & Students, activate your account TODAY at:

17 Select “I am a Student” 17

18 Enter your information 18

19 Select your school from the Dropdown List 19

20 Click “Register” 20

21 Create Your Account 21

22 The Support Center: FAQ, Document Library and Training Center are right at your fingertips!

23 If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ or Training Center, you can contact Customer Support for assistance

24 Coming Soon: The Louisiana Connect Mobile App

25 25 App Homepage

26 26 Login

27 27 Registration

28 28 TOPS Progress Tracker

29 29 Communication Center

30 30 College Search

31 31 College Search (2)

32 32 Scholarship Search

33 Professional School Counselor Workshop 2013 Louisiana Connect Public Landing Pages: Although students and parents with log- in access are encouraged to do so, those without log-in access may now use the redesigned, newly-launched Louisiana Connect public pages to view a comprehensive collection of information needed for college and career planning.

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35 Professional School Counselor Workshop Plan to Geaux This section of the public pages is designed to help students and those invested in their success to identify career interests and the types of education and training they need to succeed.

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37 Professional School Counselor Workshop Pay to Geaux Paying for a college education, a graduate program or a technical certificate can be stressful. This section of the public pages offers information about college costs, financial aid, scholarships and more.

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39 Professional School Counselor Workshop Geaux to Work Career planning is important at all stages of life. This section of the public pages provides information and resources needed to build your path and see your career dream become a reality. Integration with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and its Star Jobs database provides easy access to career information.

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41 Professional School Counselor Workshop Additional Information This area of the public pages offers more information about the Louisiana Connect portal to potential users, including, students, teachers, counselors, industry professionals and more.

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43 Professional School Counselor Workshop What Students are Saying about Louisiana Connect “I thought that it was very helpful. The searches were very clear. I will definitely download it on my phone and use it.” Anna Katherine Slaughter, Ben’s Ford Christian High School “I think that the best feature is the Scholarship Search. I know that whenever I look for scholarships online, it’s really difficult for me to find a good Web site. I think that it was really great that it had all scholarship sin one area ands you can search based on what you want to major in.” Sara Brasseaux, Westgate High School

44 Professional School Counselor Workshop What Students are Saying about Louisiana Connect “I think that it’s very user friendly. You can navigate on it really easily. A lot of teenagers will be able to use it to find a college and scholarships very easily.” Jade Plaisance, John Ehret High School “I think that it’s great because no one ever really knows where they are when it comes to TOPS. With the app, you can see exactly what you need to be doing in order to get TOPS, so I think it’s awesome.” London Petersons, Bowling Green High School


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