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Baton Rouge Community College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Registration for summer 2018 begins April 11, 2018

§  Registration for fall 2018 begins April 18, 2018

WHAT’S HOT @ BRCC?

Automotive Technology Program

§  Our automotive technology program began last year and will be expanding to include collision repair in the next few years.

The Division of Transportation Technology houses the Aviation and Automotive departments.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

§  The Division of Transportation Technology offers degrees and certificates in the following areas:

§  Aviation Maintenance Technology – Airframe & Power plant Certificate of Technical Studies

§  Aviation Maintenance Technology – Associates of Applied Science

§  Automotive Technology

§  Diesel Heavy Truck Technology

 

 

Bossier Parish Community College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

Cavalier Preview Night (Open House) – October 5, November 9, February 22, March 22, April 19, and May 17. Visit bpcc.edu for more info and to RSVP for the event.

WHAT’S HOT @ BPCC?

Bossier Parish Community College is celebrating its 50th year!

§  This fall 2017 marks Bossier Parish Community College’s 50th Anniversary. Throughout the academic year (fall 2017-Summer 2018), many events are planned to commemorate this milestone, including a campus-wide birthday party in the fall. The Annual BPCC 100 fundraiser in November will also highlight the anniversary. BPCC is proud to have served the Northwest Louisiana community since 1967.

New Building

§  BPCC’s Nursing and Allied Health Building will open to students this fall 2017. It is located on the northwest corner of Cyber Innovation Center’s property. The four-story, 80,000+ square feet building will give the division of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health additional classroom and lab spaces as well as study areas and meeting rooms.

New Academic Programs:

§  Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration

§  Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice

§  Certificate of Technical Studies in Police/Community Relations

§  Certificate of Technical Studies in Police Procedures

§  Certificate of Technical Studies in Criminal Justice Investigation

§  Certificate of Technical Studies in Corrections

§  Certificate of Technical Studies in Advanced Welding Technology

§  Certificate of Technical Studies in Engineering Graphics

 

 

 

Centenary College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Fall Open House – October 21

§  Early Action Deadline – December 15

§  Regular Decision Deadline – February 15

§  Spring Open House – February 24

§  Centenary Days – April 6 & 7

WHAT’S HOT @ CENTENARY?

§  Our Baseball & Basketball teams where the 2017 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Champs

§  New Accounting Major & New Nursing agreement with Baylor

§  We are still offering $5,000 Campus Visit Scholarship to students who visit and apply by December 15th

 

Concordia Universty

Below is a list of our total cost and requirements for acceptance and scholarships: Total cost of our college is $17,020 a year (No out-of-state tuition fee) Minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 on their final high school transcript to be accepted Our institutional scholarships start at a 2.5 GPA. For example, if your students have a 3.0 GPA and a 18 ACT or 860 SAT, they will qualify for $5000 in scholarships. The high their GPA and ACT/SAT score the higher the scholarship amount. Our scholarship deadline is, May 31, 2018 Concordia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelors degrees.

Students can apply online at www.ccal.edu by click on "Apply Now" and the application fee will be waived.

 

Delgado Community College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Second Start Registration: fall 2017 — August 29-October 4

§  Second Start classes: fall 2017 begin October 4

§  Spring 2018 early registration opens October 16

§  Second Start Registration for spring 2018: January 31-March 12

§  Second Start classes: spring 2018 begin March 12

§  Summer 2018/Fall 2018 early registration opens March 19

§  Dual Enrollment:

WHAT’S HOT @ DELGADO?

§  Delgado named “Best Two-Year College” in the Greater New Orleans Region. ‘City Business’ 2017 Reader Rankings survey generated responses from over 2,300 business professionals from across the New Orleans area about which organizations best support the business community.

§  Coca-Cola Scholarship: Received a $198,000 grant through the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program from the Coca-Cola Foundation. Delgado will be able to award 23 African-American women with an $8,400 grant to attend Delgado for 2 years.

§  Accelerated Online options for Business programs: Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, Delgado business students can complete their degree fully online with 8-week sessions, and possibly complete the program sooner. There will be two 8-week sessions each semester and the student can take three courses each session. A student beginning in fall 2017 and taking three classes per session including summer could graduate in December 2018.

 

Fletcher Technical Community College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

Fall 2017 Late registration deadline August 23rd

Fall 2017 Priority FAFSA deadline: July 14th

WHAT’S HOT @ FLETCHER

§  Fletcher is now offering mini sessions that are 8 weeks long so that students can complete classes more quickly.

§  Fletcher now has a Student Success Center that gives students one stop access to advising, tutoring, and testing.

§  Fletcher has entered into an articulation agreement with Delgado Community College to offer several Allied Health programs with a seamlessly transition in the following programs: Dietetic Technician, Medical Coding, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Technician, Radiation Therapy, Funeral Service Education and Radiologic Technology. This agreement will allow students at Fletcher Technical Community College to begin their education at Fletcher and complete it seamlessly at Delgado Community College.

 

Franciscan Missionaries of  Our Lady University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

Guidance Counselor Luncheon – October 25th

Fall Open House – November 18th

WHAT’S HOT @ FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES of OUR LADY UNIVERSITY?

§  We proudly introduce our new name: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University!

§  We offer a hands-on, technology driven academic experience through the Anatomage Table technology and our Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital across all curriculums.

§  We are expanding our academic program offerings! Check out our website to see what’s coming to campus!

 

Grambling State University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

September 16, 2017 2017 Annual High School/Transfer Day

October 1, 2017 Submit FAFSA

November 6, 2017 Early Registration for 2018 Spring Semester

December 1, 2017 Priority Scholarship Deadline

April 19, 2018 Early Registration for 2018 Fall Semester

WHAT’S HOT @ GSU?

§  100% On-line registration implementation 2017-18

§  The Louisiana State Nursing Board approved GSU’s proposed Nursing plan. Nursing Program is pending Board of Regents approval. GSU plans to start enrolling students in the Nursing Program for Fall 2018.

§  GSU Recruitment Team will participate in the 18th Annual HBCU Recruitment Fair -United College Action Network, Inc. (UCAN) September 10-23, 2017

§  GSU will be making major renovations and upgrades to the Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium which includes a total football field turf overhaul and a high-tech digital scoreboard

 

Louisiana College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

August 1-15 Finalize Registration for fall online

August 16 Orientation for New Students

August 21 1st Day of Classes

August 28 Last Day to Register/Drop/Add

October 23 Preregistration for spring semester

December 11 January 3rd – Finalize Registration for spring online

January 3 Orientation for New Students

January 8 1st Day of Classes

January 16 Last Day to Register/Drop/Add

March 12 Preregistration for summer and fall

May 5 Commencement

WHAT’S HOT @ LC?

§  Louisiana College to offer Master in Social Work and Master of Science in Nursing.

§  Louisiana College rolls fees and tuition into $8000 flat fee for anyone taking 12-18 hours.

§  Louisiana College approved to offer online degrees.

 

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

WHAT’S HOT @ LSU?

§  Best Value in Louisiana

LSU was recently ranked again as the best value in Louisiana among all public universities in Forbes magazine. LSU is consistently ranked as a best value by Kiplinger, Forbes, and Payscale. LSU students receive instruction from faculty who have proven Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, won MacArthur Genuis Awards, are members of the National Academies, won Pulitzer Prizes, discovered new species, and sit at the very top of their respective fields. Because of this, our graduates earn starting- and mid-career salaries that are higher than the national average, and secure careers at major companies ranging from Google and Twitter to Goldman Sacs, Exxon, Coca-Cola, The New York Times, and more.

§  New Entrepreneurship Major

As a top 12 most entrepreneurial school in the country, we are proud to announce our new paired degree in entrepreneurship within the E.J. Ourso College of Business. The bachelor of entrepreneurship is a 120-hour program and must be paired with another bachelor’s degree from any program on campus. Entrepreneurship students will study how to operate, grow, and manage his or her own business; learn how to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in an existing organization; and learn how to generate new wealth and create social change that results in improved quality-of-life, greater morale, and economic freedom in the development of his or her community.

§  UREC Expansion

Our University Recreation Center (UREC) recently finished expansion and is now one of the most impressive recreation facilities in the country. The UREC is a 250,000-square-foot, innovative and comprehensive recreational facility featuring state of the art equipment, high-level programming, and modern amenities. Highlights include a leisure pool in the shape of LSU, a one-third mile indoor track, a boxing studio, functional training, multipurpose activity courts, an outdoor field complex, an adventure center, and three levels of cardio and weight lifting equipment.

 

LSU – Alexandria

Important Date/Deadlines:

Fall Open House, November 21, 2017

Tours Daily at 10 am and 2 pm

WHAT’S HOT @ LSUA?

§  New degree Offerings: BS in Chemistry; BS in Health Professions (concentrations in Cardiovascular Technology, Medical Imaging, and Cardiac Device Sales and Marketing); BA in Communication Studies added a concentration in Sports Broadcasting.

§  The General’s athletic season for 2016-2017 saw 6 of 9 athletic programs win Conference Championships and proceed to regional and national tournaments

§  Tuition did not increase for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

 

LSU – Eunice

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Priority Scholarship Deadline is February 1st

§  Fall Preview Day (Bengal Day) is Tuesday, November 21st

§  LSU Eunice is open-admission therefore no specific admission deadline, except reasonably before the start of intended semester.

WHAT’S HOT @ LSUE?

§  A brand new “one stop shop” addition to the Acadian Center called the Geaux Center. Incorporates admission, recruitment and registrar in one easy, navigable area. Renovation of our cafeteria to provide more excellent meals and nutritional options and complete renovation of Bengal Village our 200 plus space apartment complex.

§  Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate program, newly created nursing clinical site based on the Lafayette General Hospital Campus in Lafayette, LA which allows 90 students to be accepted into the clinical phas3e and increase of 30 from previous years

§  Increased many of our scholarship awards, specifically our Centennial Scholarship ($1000 per semester), which is awarded to those students with a minimum ACT composite of a 25 and 3.0 TOPS GPA. Our softball and baseball teams combined have won a national championship 8 consecutive years and 10 out of the last 12 years.

 

LSU – Shreveport

Important Dates/Deadlines:

July 1st Freshman Scholarship Deadline

WHAT’S HOT @ LSUS?

§  The LSUS School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, placing us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

§  Our state-of-the-art Student Success Center opens this fall in the Noel Memorial Library. Brand-new features including a coffee bar, computer lab, and classrooms, have been added to well-known favorites such as workshops with free lunches and tutoring.

§  For fall 2017, Soccer is back and better than ever at LSUS! With Women’s and Men’s teams kicking off a new season of competition in the Red River Athletic Conference on our recently renovated field.

 

Louisiana Tech University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  September 30, 2017, Time Out for Tech http://admissions.latech.edu/visit/toft.php § Scholarship Deadline, January 5, 2018 for seniors
§ Housing Opens, October 16, 2017 for admitted 2018 seniors

WHAT’S HOT @ LA TECH?
§ Louisiana Tech is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Cyber Innovation Center to create a Louisiana Tech hub in the new BPCC STEM building in Bossier City, LA. The first floor will include the Cyber Training Center that was funded in part by the $1M donation from private donors.

§ This year the completion of new housing, new dining facilities, football stadium enhancements, additional parking, and the College of Business Building due to the steady increase of student enrollment.

§  College Choice has ranked Louisiana Tech’s elementary education program 4th in the nation and 1st in Louisiana in its list of the “35 Best Elementary Education Degrees for 2017.” The program was recognized for a “tradition of excellence” and its commitment to “being a leader in education; a catalyst for learning, research, and action.”

 

McNeese State University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Deadline for Priority Consideration- November 15, 2017 and Final Deadline- February 15, 2018

§  Preview Days- October 21, 2017 and February 24, 2018

WHAT’S HOT @ McNEESE?

§  Named one of the Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report for six consecutive years.

§  Student Central- We’re happy to announce that Student Central is officially open!

§  What is Student Central? Student Central is a one-stop service center to support current and prospective McNeese students with questions and matters related to admissions, freshman academic advising, financial aid, student records, registration and scholarships.

Instead of visiting different offices throughout campus to get the help you need, you can take care of all of your business in one building with the assistance of our Student Central specialists.

§  New concentration areas- Political Communications, General Engineering and Industrial Computer Science

 

Nicholls State University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Colonel Day fall open house events taking place October 7th and November 11th

§  Colonel Day spring open house event taking place February 24th 2018

§  Scholarship deadline for freshmen starting fall 2018 is January 5th, 2018

WHAT’S HOT @ NICHOLLS?

§  New concentrations under the bachelor of art degree. Concentrations now offered in digital animation, 3D animation, and digital art.

§  Recent graduates of our biology pre-medicine program graduated at the top 1% of their class from LSU Medical School this past semester.

§  Nursing graduates maintained 100% job placement before graduation for the second consecutive year. Students who graduated in 2017 also achieved a 95% pass rate on the NCLEX on their first try. Our clinical classes are also increasing from a capacity of 60 to a capacity of 80 students per semester.

 

Northwestern State University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Fall Scholars’ Day – October 28th

§  Early bird Scholarship Deadline – October 31st

§  Fall N-Side View Day (Juniors and Seniors) – November 4th

§  1st Priority Scholarship Deadline – December 1st

§  2nd Priority Scholarship Deadline – March 1st

§  Spring N-Side View Day – March 3rd

§  Spring Scholars’ Day – March 10th

WHAT’S HOT @ NSU?

§  Northwestern State is proud to announce for Fall of 2017, the complete renovation of Varnado Resident Hall to house Creative and Performing Arts Students. This is a living and learning community the students get to live in an environment where they are able to practice, study and live with their peers under one roof.

§  Computer Information Systems is a fast growing program with a new grant that has enabled NSU to reach outside the university and have graduates placed in lucrative CIS positions upon graduation.

§  The Industrial and Electronic Engineering program has made an agreement with area plants in a new two year program called Advance Manufacturing Technology. This program allows students to go straight to work after high school in these selected plants, while receiving a two year degree with a future in the plants upon graduation.

 

Nunez Community College

WHAT’S HOT @ NUNEZ?

§  Nunez now has a Baseball Team!

§  Our tuition will not increase yet again

§  Nunez now offers a PTEC Fast Track program.

 

Southeastern Louisiana University

WHAT’S HOT @ SOUTHEASTERN?

§  The Southeastern Promise represents a new level of commitment to each of our students and their ability to succeed. Through this groundbreaking program – the only one of its kind in Louisiana – Southeastern will promise its students no tuition increases and class availability to ensure their degree completion in four years.

§  The Science & Technology Building, which will open fall 2017, is a new $24 million facility that will house several departments and labs for Computer Science, IT, and Engineering Technology. It is a 3-story, 70,000 square-foot facility that will include material testing, machine & manufacturing, automation and robotics, industrial hygiene and fire protections, electronics and drafting. The building will incorporate several features to go along with Southeastern’s sustainability initiatives to reduce energy consumption and cost, including storm water collection for irrigation, solar water heaters, and built-in controls for lighting and thermal comfort. Not to mention, 75% of the building will be lit by daylight!

§  Southeastern recently began construction on two brand new residence halls, set to be completed fall 2018 (Twelve Oaks Hall and Ascension Hall.) These halls will add additional beds to meet the demand for more on-campus housing.

 

SOWELA Technical Community College

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — Open House

WHAT’S HOT @ SOWELA?

§  SOWELA Technical Community College recently ranked 30th in the U.S. out of 821 community colleges on the personal finance website WalletHub in its 2016 Best and Worst Community Colleges nationwide list based on the criteria of cost and financing, education outcomes, and career outcomes. Students wishing to pursue higher educational and training opportunities at an affordable price may do so at SOWELA, and upon completion, achieve their career goals.

§  SOWELA was also selected this spring as the Louisiana Career Preparedness Award recipient from among all of the applicants for the 2016-17 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. The Campaign was developed to help states shine a light on individuals and institutions that are doing more with less, overcoming obstacles, and serving as examples to others to improve the condition of college and career readiness for all.

§  SOWELA has open the doors to its brand new Student Success Building for the fall 2017. The building is called the Sycamore Student Success Building. It will house the One-Stop Office, Testing Center, Book Store, and Multi-purpose room for students.

 

Tulane University

Important Dates/Deadlines:

Application Deadlines:

Early Decision – November 1

Early Action – November 15

Regular Decision – January 15

Scholarship Deadlines:

Full-Tuition Deans’ Honor Scholarship and Paul Tulane Award – December 5

Community Service Fellowship – January 15

Campus Preview Days:

Sunday, September 10

Sunday, October 8

Sunday, October 22

Saturday, November 11

WHAT’S HOT @ TULANE?

§  Construction = progress. The A. B. Freeman School of Business is currently undergoing a $35 million, LEED Gold Certified renovation and expansion that will include new incubator and start-up spaces, new flexible classrooms, a new financial analysis lab, an expansion of the Business Career Management Center, and more. Tulane also launched the Brain Institute to coordinate and support brain-related research and neuroscience endeavors from faculty and students in Medicine, Science & Engineering, Public Health, Liberal Arts & the Primate Center. After Construction has also begun on Mussafer Hall which will be a LEED-silver certified, new combined home to the Academic Advising Center, Career, Services, and the Success Center. The 2-story addition to the main library, Howard Tilton Memorial, was recently completed.

§  Recent Rankings –

o U. S. News & World Report

§  #39 of National Universities

o The Carnegie Foundation

§  Among only 2% of 4,300 institutions with “Very High Research Activity,” the highest level attainable

o Peace Corps

§  #1 Graduate School for the Number of Volunteers

§  #10 Medium-Sized University for the Number of Undergraduate Volunteers

o The Princeton Review

§  #1 College City

§  #1 Most Engaged in Community

§  #4 Happiest Students

§  #4 Best-Run College

§  #9 Best Quality of Life

§  #12 Most Active Student Government

§  New Maker Space – To support students’ hands-on learning in Architecture, Engineering, Business, Arts, and other disciplines, Tulane opened a newMaker Space which is equipped with 3-D printers, laser cutters, a 4-axis CNC milling machine, a full-equipped machine shop, wood shop, electronics laboratory, and more. Staff are on hand up to 50 hours per week and Tulane students have free use of the tools and equipment.

 

University of Holy Cross

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  August 21, 2017: Fall 2018 Scholarship application opens

§  October 1, 2017: 2018-2019 FAFSA available (UHC Code: 002023)

§  October 11, 2017: UHC Night 5-7 PM (fall preview night)

§  February 15, 2018: Scholarship application deadline

WHAT’S HOT @ UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS?

§  University of Holy Cross (UHC) is one of eight Holy Cross colleges and universities nationwide.

§  UHC is taking the next steps toward becoming a residential campus. The first residence hall is currently under construction, which is scheduled to open fall 2018

§  Lastly, Hurricane Café, the student dining facility, has undergone extensive renovation this summer in order to provide a more comprehensive dining experience for students, which is scheduled to reopen early August 2017.

 

University of Louisiana – Monroe

WHAT’S HOT @ ULM?

§  According to the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, ULM ranks above the national and UL system averages when it comes to making students feel welcomed and safe.

§  The opening of Sandel Hall. The $17.4 million building is a “one-stop shop” for students. Sandel Hall houses offices that serve the needs of both current and incoming students; including the Barnes & Noble bookstore, the office of recruitment, campus tours, admissions and scholarships, financial aid, and the university registrar. The building also includes a state-of-the art biology laboratory.

§  Our growing health sciences. ULM continues to set the standard in health care education with the addition of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, with its first class beginning this fall. ULM is also in the initial stage of adding a doctoral program in Physical Therapy program to our ten existing, nationally ranked, health science programs.

 

University of New Orleans

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  December 15, 2017 – Scholarship Priority Deadline to Apply for Admission

§  November 18, 2017 Get to Know UNO (Open House)

§  February 17, 2018- Explore UNO (Open House) and Scholarship Competition

 

WHAT’S HOT @ UNO?

§  The Brookings Institution ranked UNO third in the nation for providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels.

§  For six straight years, UNO has appeared on U.S. News & World Report’s least debt list (schools whose graduates have the least amount of debt) among national universities.

§  UNO alumni have the highest average early-career salaries among graduates of all Louisiana universities, according to a 2016 Payscale.com report

 

Xavier University of Louisiana

Important Dates/Deadlines:

§  October 1st = Fall 2018 early Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available for completion

§  March 1st = Freshmen Fall 2018 Application Deadline

WHAT’S HOT @ XAVIER?

§  The 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges has selected Xavier University of Louisiana among its’ “Best Buy Schools” for academics and affordability.

§  Xavier University of Louisiana has earned the highest grade among Southern Schools in the Wall Street Journal/College Rankings for preparing its’ students for careers after graduation.

§  Beginning in fall 2017, Xavier University will offer a new major in Neuroscience and a new minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Xavier’s new Neuroscience major is the first for undergraduates among Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

 

Mississippi State

§  Mississippi State University Fall Preview Days

 

 

 

                          
                                                                                                     

 

 


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