• Troy College is providing two free four-week on-line programs from July 11 via Aug. 8
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    Troy College is providing two free four-week on-line programs from July 11 via Aug. 8

    TROY’s on-line programs have been ranked among the many nation’s greatest by U.S. Information and World Report. The College is understood for emphasizing the significance of growing sturdy leaders and its management program is likely one of the greatest within the nation. Starting July 11, TROY will provide a free on-line, four-week course entitled an Introduction to Management. This course presents a uncommon alternative for contributors to discover ways to lead from a worldwide perspective whereas incorporating self-evaluation as a way to acquire a greater understanding of find out how to lead successfully.

    “We imagine that universities are accountable for constructing the leaders of tomorrow, and that could be a dedication we don’t take frivolously,” mentioned Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “Our mission is to develop leaders who’re effectively outfitted to fulfill the challenges of right this moment’s world. These two free programs are a superb introduction to all we provide at Troy College whereas giving contributors the possibility to study precious life expertise.”

    New for 2022, TROY is providing a free private finance course entitled Your Life, Your Success — Cash Administration and Monetary Wellness, which is designed to provide college students an outline of economic rules that may assist them succeed. College students will find out about budgeting, submitting taxes, various kinds of loans and insurance coverage merchandise, and an outline of funding choices. This course might be supplied in two tracks starting July 11: one for a common viewers and one for younger adults.

    The programs are open to anybody and don’t require enrollment in TROY to take part. Individuals who enroll at Troy College can earn three credit score hours for every course as a common elective or minor course. The programs run for 4 weeks and finish on Aug. 8. To earn educational credit score, college students should move a problem examination on the finish of the programs. Present TROY college students who take part should have lower than 15 hours of college credit score to obtain educational credit score for passing the problem examination. Register at: troy.edu/freeclass

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  • Louisiana Center for College Access to debut in-person workshops on Aug. 7
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    Louisiana Center for College Access to debut in-person workshops on Aug. 7

    Louisiana Center for College Access

    The new Louisiana Center for College Access offers free ACT and SAT prep courses and college readiness workshops to Louisiana students. The first in-person workshops will take place on Aug. 7 on the Tulane campus. (Photo by Shutterstock)

     

    Applying to college can be stressful for students and their families, particularly for those who are first in their families to go to college. Tulane’s new Louisiana Center for College Access (LCCA), which opened virtually in February, offers free ACT and SAT prep courses and college readiness workshops to Louisiana students. The center will expand to in-person seminars, beginning Saturday, August 7, with “Applying 101: You’re the Dean.”

    Any Louisiana high school student can attend. The workshop is free but requires advanced registration. Students can register on the official website or email [email protected] for more information.

    “Over the past few months, we have provided virtual ACT and SAT prep sessions every Saturday to students from around the state of Louisiana,” said Lauryn Hudson, senior program coordinator for the LCCA. “In the future, we hope to increase our general college preparation sessions, both in-person and virtually, and increase our partnerships with local high schools and community-based organizations.”

    “The purpose of the center is to support Louisiana students and their families in finding post-secondary success by providing them with free resources.”

    – Bradly Booke, associate vice president of admission

    During the August 7 workshop, Tulane admission professionals will lead participants through a simulation exercise where they’ll serve as members of an admission committee for a fictitious university. The committee will review several applications and decide which students to admit. This interactive simulation is a terrific way to demystify college admission for prospective students and help them better understand how the process works.

    “I am a first-generation college student with over 18 years of experience in post-secondary access and college admissions,” said Bradly Booke, associate vice president of admission. “The purpose of the center is to support Louisiana students and their families in finding post-secondary success by providing them with free resources. All of our workshops are run by full-time professionals from college admissions, financial aid and test preparation educators from Tulane University and other Louisiana colleges and universities.”

    The LCCA is part of Tulane University’s new Louisiana Promise initiative, launched in November 2020. The center is designed to make higher education more accessible to students in the state, regardless of what college they wish to attend, by learning how to navigate the application process. Lower-income students often attend less-resourced schools that may not have the ability to provide robust college counseling. The LCCA hopes to fill in the gaps and level the playing field for these students.

    The workshops offer seminars and workshops on various topics, including finding the right college fit, being a competitive applicant and crafting a college essay. The most popular courses are the ACT and SAT prep classes, while the financial aid seminars have been very popular with parents.

    “Looking back on my college search from the perspective of having worked in higher education for 25 years, I realize how very little I knew,” said Becky Ancira, associate vice president of enrollment management. “I was a first-generation college student from a Jefferson Parish public school that had a single guidance counselor for 200 graduating students. Having access to a resource like the LCCA would have been a game-changer for me. That’s what LCCA can be for Louisiana students. We want to provide the resources needed so they can find the right college and submit their strongest possible application.”

    Along with the official website, LCAA also has an official mailing list. The calendar of events is updated every month, and students, parents and high school guidance counselors are encouraged to sign up.