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Counselor's Corner

Lake Arthur High School

Counselor’s Corner

Cecilia Jernigan, Academic Advisor

Updated on 8/28/19

I will be hosting a College Application Day at school on Tuesday, October 22nd.  I have several recruiters from different colleges who will be present to assist seniors as they apply for colleges that they are interested in attending.  Most colleges require an application fee, so we might not be able to complete the application process for a student, if they do not have a method of online payment.  For those students, we will send instructions home to help parents complete the application.  

Students will also be invited to attend the Jeff Davis Parish College & Career Fair on Monday, October 14th.  We will bus juniors and seniors to Jennings High School, where they will have the opportunity to visit with recruiters from colleges, universities, and technical/community/vocational colleges all over the state.

Registration is now open for the Class of 2020 to enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship through Lela is Louisiana's top resource for college planning, and anyone who plans on going to college is eligible for a chance to win. Click on the link below to register for a chance to win.

Louisiana Colleges & Universities

Now is the time to explore your options and visit some campuses on Preview Day!


Interested in attending McNeese? You, your parents and guests are all welcome to attend one of McNeese’s many Preview Days. At these campus-wide open house events, you'll have the chance to tour McNeese and have your questions answered by current students, faculty and staff. Choose the date that works best for you and register online. Onsite registration is also offered the day of the event. Groups of students are welcome, but each student must register individually.  Click on the link below to register for the September 28 Preview Day.


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will host a Preview Day on October 19th.  Online registration is not available at this time.


LSUE Bengal Day is on November 26th.  Tours of the campus are offered at Bengal Day. An informational session will provide information on the admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, and degree programs and will be followed by a tour of campus - rain or shine! Parents are encouraged to attend.  Click on the link below to register.


Kickoff LSU is the premiere on-campus visit opportunity for high school seniors. At Kickoff, you’ll learn about our elite academic programs, interact with world-renowned professors, tour our beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities, and meet future mentors who will guide you to success at LSU and beyond.  Click on the link below to register for September 21st, October 14th, November 9th, November 25th, or January 24th.


Northwestern State University is hosting an Nside View Preview Day on November 9th.  Click on the link below to register.


ULM is a unique university that you must experience first-hand. A campus visit with a ULM Hawk Seeker is the best way to learn about ULM's academic programs, student life, and student services. We welcome prospective students all year long, and we encourage you to come and find out why students are choosing to call ULM their home.  Click on the link below to schedule a tour.


Nicholls State University offers you many opportunities to succeed both in and outside of the classroom. While you are making your decision about which college to attend, don’t forget to visit our campus – seeing is believing.  Click on the link below to schedule a tour.


LSUA is hosting a Preview Day on November 16th.  Click on the link below to register and come spend the day @ A!


Visit and explore Grambling State University. Campus tours for prospective students, their families, and groups are offered throughout the year. Reservations are required for all tours.  Click the link below to register for a tour, or to attend the High School Preview Day on October 12th.



Southern University and A&M College is a comprehensive institution offering four-year, graduate, professional, and doctorate degree programs, fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The University today is part of the only historically black Land Grant university system in the United States.  Click the link below to schedule a tour.


Louisiana Tech offers daily tours at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that are tied to academic programs and Colleges. You can register for those tours by choosing your area of interest below. Special tours are scheduled for traditional vacation days to make it easier for parents and high-school students to visit campus:

  • Columbus Day – Oct. 14

  • Veteran’s Day – Nov. 11

  • Thanksgiving week – Nov. 25-26

Click on the link below to register for those days now and avoid the rush!


Under Southeastern's historic oaks, you'll find modern facilities, exciting events and world-class learning opportunities. Our main campus in Hammond, Louisiana, is just 50 miles north of New Orleans and 45 miles east of Baton Rouge.  Click the link below to register for one of the three Lion Pride Preview Days: September 21, October 18th, or November 15th.


Get to know UNO!  Click on the link below to register for one of the two Preview Days at the University of New Orleans:  September 28th or November 16th.


Centenary College of Louisiana is hosting an Open House on October 19th.  Click on the link below to register.


Tulane University has several Preview Days schedule for the fall.  Click the link below to register for one of the dates: September 8, September 28, October 20, or November 3.


At Loyno, you define who you want to be: a free-thinker, an entrepreneur, a risk-taker, a scientist, a creative, and above all yourself — the thing no one else can be. This education lets you find that. It allows you to do more than transform yourself; it allows you to transform into yourself. Fact: Your Loyola education will change the way you live.  Click the link below to register for Fall Open House Days on October 6th or November 10th.


Founded in 1906, Louisiana College is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs that are relevant, relational, and rigorous, and are built upon a Christian worldview. LC has a tradition of outstanding academics and is the only Baptist, four-year institution in Louisiana.  Click the link below to schedule a tour.


Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.  Click the link below to schedule a tour.


Dillard University hosts a Fall Preview Weekend on November 8th & 9th, where high school seniors will be able to experience a collegiate environment within a classroom and the social engagement environment to obtain the full DU experience. On Friday, they will have the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty and staff, in addition to learning about the Admissions and Financial Aid process.  Then on Saturday, they will be able to enjoy the social side of Dillard. They can enjoy our NPHC greek step show, and engage with current students during our homecoming activities. Click on the link below to register.