College Visits at STM
College Visits are open to juniors and seniors. Sophomores must see their Counselor if interested. Sign up in the Counseling Office at least one day prior to the visit. Must have teacher and counselor permission to attend.
Sewanee: The University of the South
Tuesday, August 30 at 4th period
Friday, September 9 at 8:39 am, 2nd period
LSU-both lunches, in the Mall, September 19
Washington & Lee
Thursday, September 15 at 11:04, 4th period
St. Louis University
Monday, September 26 at 12:35, 7th period
University of Notre Dame
Monday, October 3 at 8:30, 2nd period
Monday, October 3 at 1:30, 7th period
Friday, October 7 at 1:44, 7th period
Friday, October 14 at 8:39, 2nd period
University of Dallas
Friday, October 14 at 1:43, 7th period
Monday, October 17 at 10:29, 4th period
Texas Christian University
Monday, October 19 at 9:34, 3rd period
Spring Hill College
Friday, October 21 at 1:44, 7th period
Monday, October 24 at 9:34, 3rd period
College Visits Not at STM
Baton Rouge and New Orleans:
Sunday, August 28: Information Session presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago. College representatives will be there to discuss the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Scholar Recognition Day: Must have 29 ACT Composite, see Dr. Fruge
Fall Preview Days: October 10, 24 and November 11
Click here for more information.
Extremely Urgent Reminders for LA College Admissions
Reminder to all parents and graduates of the class of 2016 and beyond that all students MUST obtain at least an 18 in English AND at least a 19 in Math on their ACT for guaranteed admission to four-year colleges/universities in Louisiana beginning Fall 2014. If your student struggles in either of these areas, have them talk to their grade level counselor for some ideas for improvement and/or tutoring opportunities. Students MUST have the ACT sub-scores mentioned above to be admitted to UL Lafayette and LSU. Additionally, many LA colleges and universities require a minimum of a 2.5 CORE GPA. LSU requires a 3.0 CORE and a 22 ACT composite, as well as the sub-scores mentioned above. Remember, a CORE GPA is NOT a cumulative GPA. This GPA does NOT include certain electives, P.E. courses, and religion courses. Go to the college’s website for their list of CORE courses. Once a student reaches their senior year, it is usually TOO late (depending on the specific grades) to try to bring up a low GPA for college and for TOPS. Colleges and universities evaluate a student’s six semester GPA (freshman through junior year final grades). Please remind your student of these requirements, and how they can work this year to increase their GPA’s so they do not have added stress their senior year. The Counseling Center will continue to remind them as well! You are sent a TOPS CORE GPA in the mail in August of each year.
**Colleges can change their requirements throughout the year so please visit their websites frequently. Go to http://regents.state.la.us/ for information on ALL public colleges and universities admissions policies in Louisiana.
The Funding College document provides information on funding options besides governmental grants/loans and university scholarships. It provides a summary of funding options as well as some examples of independent scholarships.
The Academic Common Market (ACM)
The ACM is a program that sometimes allows students to attend out-of-state institutions for in-state tuition. Click here for guidelines and requirements.
Paying for College
Please click on the TOPS resources index page link below, go to second paragraph and click on each of the 4 TOPS award levels for qualifications.
STM School Code: 191-438
TOPS resources index page
TOPS 2014 - 2017 GPA Calculator
2016 - 2017 FAFSA on the web
PIN for FAFSA
Apply for TOPS 2016 for Seniors
Forms to apply for TOPS
TOPS Core Curriculum for Class of 2015 through 2017
TOPS Core Curriculum for Class of 2018
TOPS Tech Award
Dr. Cheryl Fruge'
(337) 988-3700 Extension: 145