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College prep seminar offered in Walker for GED students, adults

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – The Livingston Literacy and Technology Center and the Livingston Parish Adult Education Center are partnering to offer “Ready, Set, Going to College,” a free five-week course designed to prepare older students for college success.

     Workshops will be held at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m., from Jan. 15-Feb. 21.

     “The objective of Ready, Set, Going to College is to assist GED students and adults with overcoming barriers to entering college and achieving college success,” said Joan Gunter, director of the Livingston Center, a joint project of Southeastern Louisiana University and the Livingston Parish School Board.

     Gunter said “Read, Set, Going to College” will offer guidance on topics such as financial aid, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, ACT preparation, test taking strategy, admissions process for various colleges, and student success.

     Although the program is primarily geared toward adults, she said high school students and parents are also welcome. Classes will not be held on the Mardi Gras and Valentine Day holidays.

     Applications will be available in Walker at the Livingston Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., 225-664-3303, beginning Jan. 3 and at the Livingston Parish Adult Education, 1330 Burgess Ave., 225-664-9427, beginning Jan. 7. Late registration is scheduled at the Livingston Center on Monday, Jan. 14, from 6-7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6-6:30 p.m.

     “Early registration is encouraged since space will be limited,” Gunter said.

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