The CHS college counseling office hosted its annual College Application Day. The day is designed to help seniors get a jump on the college application process before the fall rush and early deadlines. College representatives were on campus to answer questions about programs and scholarships, and help students complete their applications. “This type of event is so crucial for seniors,” said Southeastern Louisiana University Director of Admissions Anthony Ranatza. “To be able to sit with students, answer their questions and walk them through the application process face-to-face, makes it so much easier not only for the student, but for the representative as well.”
The event was organized by CHS College Counselors Sherry Brouillette and Jennifer Thibodeaux. “Many colleges and universities have earlier deadlines for scholarships and campus housing,” noted Thibodeaux. “There are a lot of pros to applying early, and to have this kind of event so early in the school year is extremely beneficial for our students.”
CHS senior William Thompson, was just one of many seniors who took advantage of the opportunity. “This is so helpful because you can talk directly to college representatives and get answers to questions that maybe your parents or friends don’t know.” Before the day was through, Thompson planned to apply to LSU, University of Alabama and University of Georgia.
College Application Day is just one of several programs and opportunities the college counseling office provides for students. “Over the next couple of months, we will have about 40 college representatives from across the country visit school and meet with our students,” added Thibodeaux.