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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)

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my child is a senior what do i need to do

My child is a senior what do I need to do?


Graduation Requirements

Post-secondary Options

College Admission Tests

Paying for College

graduation requirements
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

area of concentration
Area of Concentration

Complete 4 primary courses

Education for Careers I & II

* course in AOC

2 additional courses

Complete 2 related courses

Computer course

1 additional course




Spelling of Name

Social Security #

Date of Birth

Credit Earned

Total Credits


what are my child s post secondary options
What are my child’s post-secondary options?
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship
  • College
  • Military

College Dropout Rate


First to Second Year

Two-Year Colleges – 44.5%

Four-Year Colleges – 34.8%

Source: ACT

useful websites
Useful Websites
decisions decisions how to pick the best college for you
Decisions, DecisionsHow 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

Louisiana State University – Alexandria

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge

Louisiana State University – Eunice

Louisiana State University – Health Science Center New Orleans

Louisiana State University – Health Science Center Shreveport

Louisiana State University – Shreveport

Louisiana Tech University

McNeese State University

Nicholls State University

Northwestern State University

Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern University – Baton Rouge

Southern University – New Orleans

Southern University – Shreveport

University of New Orleans

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Monroe



Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU)

Centenary College

Dillard University

Louisiana College

Loyola University

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Our Lady of the Lake College

St. Joseph Seminary College

Tulane University

Xavier University

transfer degree http www latransferdegree org whatistdg html
Transfer Degree


Community and Technical College System Community Colleges

Baton Rouge Community College

Bossier Parish Community College

Delgado Community College

Louisiana Delta Community College

Nunez Community College

River Parishes Community College

South Louisiana Community College


Technical Community Colleges

L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College

Sowela Technical Community College

Louisiana Technical College


Louisiana Proprietary Schools

American School of Business

Aveda Institute

Ayers Career College

Career Technical College

Crescent City School of Gaming & Bartending

Delta School of Business & Technology

Diesel Driving Academy

Fortis College

ITI Technical College

Louisiana Culinary Institute

Remington College

South Louisiana Beauty College

comparing colleges
Comparing Colleges

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 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:

  • To schedule an appointment call (985) 549-3897
paying for college

Paying for College





financial aid http www fafsa ed gov
Financial Aid

It is necessary to submit the FREEApplication 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.

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
  • 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
Additional Info
  • Dual enrollment students – request transcripts
      • SLU
      • 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


FAFSA – complete after Jan 1

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