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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 4/26/04
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      HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting “Freshman Fair,” a fun and informative event for high school freshmen and their parents, on Saturday, May 8.
      Freshman Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the War Memorial Student Union, is designed to let ninth graders -- members of the high school “Class of 2007 ” – know “what you need to do now to prepare for your college years,” said Anthony Ranatza, Southeastern’s coordinator of recruiting services. “High school freshmen and their parents who want to attend a public, four-year institution in Louisiana don’t want to miss this event,” he said.
      Beginning in fall 2005, Louisiana universities will implement selective admissions, requiring students to take core courses and meet other requirements before they can be admitted. According to the Louisiana Board of Regents, less than half of the high school students who plan to go to college are taking the required courses they need to be successful. 
      “All high school freshmen need to be aware of the new requirements when they schedule their classes for the tenth grade,” Ranatza said. “Taking the right high school courses will be important not just when they apply for college, but also if they want to qualify for financial aid such as the state TOPS scholarship.”
      Ranatza said Freshman Fair will feature representatives from Southeastern and many Louisiana colleges and universities, who will be on hand with details, answers and updates on admissions requirements, TOPS and other financial aid opportunities.
      Lunch will be provided and participants will also have the opportunity to take campus tours.
      Participants are asked to pre-register by e-mailing or calling 1-800-222-SELU or 985-549-5637.
      Information about the 2005 Louisiana admission requirements is available online at