Seniors Get Jump On College With Application Day
The CHS college counselors hosted their annual College Application Day on Thursday, August 29. The day was designed to help seniors get a jump start 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 is the first time many students have gone through a college application process, which can be a challenge. However, the atmosphere created by Sherry Brouillette and Jennifer Thibodeaux allows for more meaningful conversations between admissions counselors and students to help them understand the process,” said Whitney Utter, admissions counselor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. “The most important thing is that students have the information they need to make the best decision for themselves and because of events like this they are afforded that opportunity.”
The event was organized by the CHS college counselors. “Our students have to balance a tough senior year schedule and extracurricular activities, and finding time to complete college applications can be very challenging,” noted Brouillette. “There are a lot of advantages to applying early, and we want to provide opportunities for our students to have good options in the end.”
CHS senior Ian McLean, was just one of many seniors who took advantage of the opportunity. “Having time to fill out applications during school gives us the opportunity to ask questions about our applications and about schools that Louisiana has to offer.” McLean is applying to LSU, Louisiana Tech, University of Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Embry-Riddle and Auburn.
College Application Day is just one of several programs and opportunities the college counseling office provides for students throughout the year.