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|SOUTHEASTERN HOSTS “FRESHMAN FAIR” FOR NINTH GRADERS, PARENTS
HAMMOND -- Southeastern
Louisiana University is hosting “Freshman Fair,” a fun and informative
event for high school freshmen and their parents, on Saturday, May 7.
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 2008” -- 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 RSVP
by pre-registering at online at www.selu.edu/freshmanfair
or calling 1-800-222-SELU or 985-549-5637.
Information about the 2005
Louisiana admission requirements is available online at www.rureadyinfo.net.