- College 101
- College Planning by Grade Level
- College Visits
- College Admissions Information
- Financial Aid Information
STM will host College 101 on Monday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. The following representatives will be present:
Admissions representatives from UL Lafayette will offer informational sessions on admission requirements, housing, and scholarships.
Admissions representatives from LSU will offer informational sessions on admission requirements, housing, and scholarships.
A representative from Tulane University will offer a session on applying to selective colleges and the processes involved, as well as Tulane admissions information and scholarships.
A representative from SLCC will offer informational sessions on admissions, transfer programs to four-year institutions and the benefits of a community college.
A representative from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance will offer sessions on TOPS requirements.
These sessions are open to 9 - 12 grade students and parents.
Please note that it is never too early to learn about the college admissions process due to GPA and ACT requirements. Also, if your student is interested in a private college or more selective college, it is important to understand this process from the beginning of their high school career.
RSVP on the link below for the sessions that you would like to attend by Friday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m. If you and another individual from your party would like to attend different sessions at the SAME time, please complete different forms.
You will receive a confirmation email with your choices. Please do not discard this email since it will outline your session times and locations. Please report to the STM Mall at 6:00 p.m. if you are attending the first session. For later sessions, report to the location listed in your email at the specified time.
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.
College Visits at STM
Tulane University, "Tulane Comes to You"
August 16th at 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 12th | 3rd period
School of the Art Institute - Chicago
Wednesday, September 13 | 3rd period
Friday, September 22 | 6th period
Spring Hill College
Thursday, September 28 | 7th period
St. Louis University
Monday, October 16 | 4th period
St. Edwards University
Tuesday, October 17 | 3rd period
Sewanee: The University of the South
Wednesday, October 18 | 11:00 am
University of Dallas
Tuesday, October 24 | 2nd period
Savannah College of Art and Design
Wednesday, October 25 | 3rd period
Loyola University New Orleans
Wednesday, October 25 | 6th period
Monday, November 6 | 2nd hour
College Visits NOT at STM
Exploring College Options
Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford
Thursday, September 28 at 7 pm
Westin New Orleans, Canal Place
100 Iberville Street
Must RSVP www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
Tulane University is offering Campus Preview Days, a chance for high school sophomores and juniors to spend a day on Tulane's campus exploring the academic, cultural, and social opportunities available at Tulane and in New Orleans.
Monday, January 29
Wednesday, January 31
Friday, February 2
For more information, and to register (you MUST register) click here.
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
There are two options for applying for TOPS. Click here for the options. If you have questions, contact LOSFA at the number listed. If you are using the FAFSA, click on Apply for TOPS 2019 Seniors.
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
LOSFA Questions and Answers regarding TOPS
TOPS resources index page
TOPS 2018 and Beyond GPA Calculator
2018-2019 FAFSA on the web
FSA ID for FAFSA
Apply for TOPS 2019 for Seniors
Forms to apply for TOPS
TOPS Core Curriculum for Class of 2018 and beyond
TOPS Tech Award