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Southeastern hosts 'Freshman Fair' for ninth graders, parents

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting “Freshman Fair,” a fun and informative event for high school freshmen and their parents, on Tuesday, May 15.

     Freshman Fair, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in Southeastern’s War Memorial Student Union, is designed to let ninth graders -- members of the high school “Class of 2010” -- know “what you need to do now to prepare for your college years,” said Anthony Ranatza, Southeastern’s assistant director of admission. “High school freshmen and their parents who want to attend a public, four-year institution in Louisiana don’t want to miss this event,” he said.

     Participants are asked to pre-register online at or call 1-800-222-SELU or 985-549-5637.

     “All high school freshmen need to be aware of the selective admissions requirements for Louisiana universities when they schedule their classes for the 10th grade,” Ranatza said. “Taking the right high school courses will be important not just when they apply for college, but also if they want to qualify for financial aid such as the state’s TOPS scholarship.”

     Ranatza said Freshman Fair will feature representatives from Southeastern and many Louisiana colleges and universities, who will be on hand with details, answers and updates on admissions requirements, TOPS and other financial aid opportunities.

Information about Louisiana college admission requirements is available online at

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