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My child is a senior what do I need to do? SENIOR PARENT MEETING Graduation Requirements Post-secondary Options College Admission Tests Paying for College
Graduation Requirements Diploma Track (specific course requirements) Core 4 (24 credits) Basic (24 credits, AOC) Career (23 credits, AOC) EOC (End of Course tests) English II or English III Algebra I or Geometry Biology I or US History
Decisions, Decisions How to Pick the Best College for You College Options Technical/Vocational Training 12-20 weeks Community College 2 years – Associate’s Degree 4 year College or University 4 years – Bachelor’s Degree Here are some aspects to consider: Size Location Distance from home Available majors and classes Housing options Makeup of the student body Available extracurricular activities Campus atmosphere Cost
Louisiana Public Universities Grambling State University www.gram.edu/ Louisiana State University – Alexandria www.lsua.edu/ Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge www.lsu.edu/ Louisiana State University – Eunice www.lsue.edu/ Louisiana State University – Health Science Center New Orleans www.lsuhsc.edu Louisiana State University – Health Science Center Shreveport ww.sh.lsuhsc.edu/index.html Louisiana State University – Shreveport www.lsus.edu/ Louisiana Tech University www.latech.edu/ McNeese State University www.mcneese.edu/ Nicholls State University www.nicholls.edu Northwestern State University www.nsula.edu Southeastern Louisiana University www.selu.edu Southern University – Baton Rouge www.subr.edu/ Southern University – New Orleans www.suno.edu/ Southern University – Shreveport www.susla.edu/ University of New Orleans www.uno.edu/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette www.ull.edu/ University of Louisiana at Monroe www.ulm.edu/
Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU) Centenary College www.centenary.edu/ Dillard University www.dillard.edu/ Louisiana College www.lacollege.edu/ Loyola University www.loyno.edu/ New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary www.nobts.edu Our Lady of Holy Cross College www.olhcc.edu Our Lady of the Lake College www.ololcollege.edu/ St. Joseph Seminary College www.sjasc.edu Tulane University www.tulane.edu Xavier University www.xula.edu
Transfer Degree http://www.latransferdegree.org/whatistdg.html http://www.latransferdegree.org/whatistdg.html
Louisiana Community and Technical College System Community Colleges www.lctcs.edu Baton Rouge Community College www.mybrcc.edu Bossier Parish Community College www.bpcc.edu Delgado Community College www.dcc.edu Louisiana Delta Community College www.ladelta.edu Nunez Community College www.nunez.edu River Parishes Community College www.rpcc.edu South Louisiana Community College www.southlouisiana.edu
Technical Community Colleges www.ltc.edu L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College www.fletcher.edu/ Sowela Technical Community College www.sowela.edu Louisiana Technical College www.ltc.edu
Louisiana Proprietary Schools American School of Business http://www.americanschoolofbusiness.com/ Aveda Institute http://www.avedainstitutes.com/ Ayers Career College http://www.ayers.edu Career Technical College http://www.careertc.com/ Crescent City School of Gaming & Bartending http://www.crescentschools.com/ Delta School of Business & Technology http://www.deltatech.edu/ Diesel Driving Academy http://dda.edu Fortis College http://www.FortisCollege.edu ITI Technical College http://iticollege.edu/ Louisiana Culinary Institute http://www.louisianaculinary.com Remington College http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/ South Louisiana Beauty College http://www.slbc-houma.com/
Avoid remedial/developmental classes English subscore of 18 Math subscore of 19 17 composite required to qualify for TOPS Tech 20 composite required to qualify for TOPS Opportunity April 30 deadline w/o penalty June 30 deadline w/ loss of 1 semester of funding
SAT http://sat.collegeboard.org/home 820 needed to qualify for TOPS Tech 940 needed to qualify for TOPS
Compass Test COMPASS is a computer-based test designed to test an individuals knowledge of subject areas. There are two subject areas: Math and English. This test is not timed. Compass tests are administered Mon. - Thurs. by appointment. The institution fee for this exam is $10 per test and must be paid prior to scheduling an appointment. A student may take each section two times. To help you prepare to take the compass exams, here is the website to review the study guides: http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html To schedule an appointment call (985) 549-3897
Paying for College Grants Scholarships TOPS Loans
Financial Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ It is necessary to submit the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)in order to be considered for most federal financial aid programs. Many state financial aid programs and various scholarships also require the submission of the FAFSA. The Department of Education processes the FAFSA and notifies applicant with the Student Aid Report (SAR). LELA – assistance with completing FAFSA College Goal Sunday @ SLU March 1, 2015 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Scholarships As you begin your scholarship search, please keep in mind the following: Sifting through the lists of scholarships will take time and may even prove frustrating as you read through lists of criteria, but a few hours of work may pay off with a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars (not necessarily a free ride, but every amount counts)! It should not cost money to win money! Be wary of scholarship applications that charge a fee. Be wary of companies that charge a fee for finding you grants and scholarships…everyone can apply for grants and scholarships on their own. If you join a scholarship search service (one that required personal data) be aware that you may be signing yourself up for lots of junk mail. If you are told that you have received an award for which you never applied, be wary!!
TOPS http://www.osfa.la.gov/index.jsp http://www.osfa.la.gov/index.jsp TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities Louisiana Community and Technical College System Schools Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
The four award components of the TOPS Program are: TOPS Opportunity Award TOPS Performance Award TOPS Honors Award TOPS Tech Award Completion of TOPS Core Curriculum for award level Qualifying ACT/SAT scores for award level Opportunity Award - 20 Performance Award - 23/additional $400 per year Honors Award - 27/additional $800 per year Tech Award 17 Minimum 2.5 GPA in TOPS Core for Opportunity and Tech Minimum 3.0 GPA in TOPS Core for Performance and Honors
Additional Info Dual enrollment students – request transcripts SLU http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/rec_reg/transcript_request/ Louisiana Technical College Do not pay for form completions or scholarship searches.
ACT Score = Composite, English, Math TOPS GPA = 2.5, 3.0 Overall GPA Deadlines – Priority, Application, Housing Scholarships FAFSA – complete after Jan 1 Register with NCAA Clearinghouse http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp
Do not pay for form completions or scholarship searches.