19 Feb 2020

CHS College Counseling Office Hosts College Planning Seminar

CHS College Counselors, Sherry Brouillette and Jennifer Thibodeaux, hosted a College Planning Seminar for juniors and their parents.  More than 250 people packed the CHS Gym to interact with nine of our in-state colleges/universities and five “mystery” colleges, a new component to this year’s program.  Two current CHS seniors, Luke Dille and Nick Fanguy, discussed helpful strategies they employed throughout their college application process and the aspects of college admissions they found challenging.

Juniors and their parents were also shown how to utilize Naviance Student for college research and planning, in addition to the career tools available to students. Ebony Holmes from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, presented information on the changes in TOPS for current juniors, as well as how to qualify for TOPS and how to keep TOPS once you receive it.  Jeff Schiffman, Director of Admissions at Tulane University, hosted an interactive GPA Game where students identified key components important to highly selective colleges.