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Contact: Angey Saucier
Date: 3/17/04
      HAMMOND – High school juniors and their parents are invited to Southeastern Louisiana University’s “Junior Day 2004,” Saturday, April 3. The informal and entertaining introduction to the university is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the War Memorial Student Union.
      Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity meet Southeastern students, faculty, and staff, and visit academic departments. They can also learn more about Southeastern’ admissions procedures, financial aid and scholarship opportunities with  “Everything I Need to Know About College I Learned at Southeastern” at 10:45 a.m.
      “High school juniors should begin to narrow down their college choices at this time of year in order to find the right fit for them,” said Anthony Ranatza, coordinator of recruiting services at Southeastern. “Junior Day is Southeastern’s sneak peak into all the great things we  have to offer.”
      The prospective students and their guests will also be treated to lunch at noon and a campus tour at 1 p.m.
      A new aspect of Juniors Day is discussion of Southeastern’s new academic standards. Recently, Southeastern announced that beginning this summer, the university will implement part of the new standards that will be mandated statewide by the Louisiana Board of Regents in 2005. 
      Currently, beginning freshmen must meet one of three requirements: an ACT composite of at least 20, ranking in the upper 50 percent of their high school graduating class or at least a 2.0 high school grade point average on 17.5 units of core courses. A new requirement has now been added concerning developmental courses.
      Students who need more than one developmental course will have to meet that requirement before being fully admitted to Southeastern. High school graduating seniors impacted by the proposed admission changes have a number of options for meeting the new developmental requirement. 
      Students can enroll in “Summer Bridge,” a Southeastern program that allows students to take freshmen or transitional courses in mathematics and English while receiving extra support through tutoring and workshops. They can also cross-enroll in a community college to take one or more of their needed remedial courses while simultaneously taking Southeastern courses, or they can enroll in a community college and transfer to Southeastern after successfully completing developmental work.
      For additional information on Junior Day 2004 call 1-800-222-SELU or 985-549-5637. Participants are encouraged to e-mail an RSVP to