What to Do After Graduating From High School
A Workshop for Parents and Students
January 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Salmen High School Gym
300 Spartan Dr., Slidell, LA
Open to All St. Tammany Parish School Students!
Featuring Information from:
Colleges/Universities - Military - Community/Technical Colleges
Financial Aid - College Admissions
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY, BUT YOU DON'T MEET ADMISSIONS CRITERIA?
New first-time freshmen who do not meet the admission requirements to gain acceptance into Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR), Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), or Louisiana State University Shreveport Campus (LSUS) may be referred for consideration to enroll in the SU College Connect Program.
INFORMATION FROM LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY'S OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
The Office of Admissions is in the depths of making changes starting with significant upgrades to our systems as we implement the Slate product. This is fundamental to all other changes necessary. LSU encourages you to become familiar with Slate.org, a free tool that will enable an easier high school visit scheduling process with college representatives, maintain awareness of where your students are within the admissions process, and conveniently and securely submit materials.
Starting with applicants for the Summer/Fall 2019 term, LSU will require at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (counselor, teacher, advisor, administrator, etc.) as they transition to a fully holistic evaluation process. A letter of recommendation will also prove useful to scholarship awarding where more depth of an applicant is necessary for specific college and donor awards.
The primary avenue for all freshman and transfer applicants applying for admissions and scholarships will now be the Common Application. Students may start their application now, but please note the LSU Common Application section will not be live until early August.
We have also adjusted our freshman application deadlines for Summer/Fall 2019 to be December 15 (Priority Date) and February 1 (Regular Decision). While LSU has historically provided a formal date of releasing decisions, we do not believe that any decisions will be released sooner than October 15 this year.FINAL TRANSCRIPTS: Seniors must sign the transcript request form to have final transcripts sent to the college of choice. Forms are available in the main office.
Forms are available in the main office for students to request copies of their transcripts.
Fees: $2.00 per copy mail out
ALERT: ALL SENIORS/JUNIORS MUST HAVE A CONSENT FORM IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE LOUISIANA OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Student transcripts will not be submitted to the state if this form has not been signed and turned in to the guidance counselors. Please check with your counselor to make sure your information has been received. Colleges can NOT access your transcripts once you apply if consent has not been given. Please don't delay in turning in your consent!
The Princeton Review is offering free ACT Practice tests online and also at the Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Public Library. Please see the link below for dates and to register.
As of 2017, Louisiana requires public school students graduating from high school to take one of the following steps as part of their Individual Graduation Plan:
- Complete the FAFSA; or
- Complete the Louisiana TOPS form; or
- A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (sample: non-participation LEA form/Letter); or
- Receive a waiver through the district hardship waiver process.
For information on whose financial information is needed for FAFSA, please see the link below:
- Complete the FAFSA; or