College Counseling

College Counseling

College counseling at Ascension begins in the eighth grade with evening presentations for students and parents for each grade and annual individual counseling meetings. Students in grades 9-12 are also invited to sign up for all college representative information sessions occurring throughout the year.

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  • Eighth Grade

    For eighth-grade students, presentations and discussions cover high school credit opportunities, graduation requirements, understanding the pre-ACT tests, turning middle school potential into high school success, goal-setting, and academic advising.
  • Freshmen Year

    Students learn the importance of maintaining a quality GPA during freshman year, understanding the high school transcript, and developing effective resumes. They are also advised about the cost of college and provided with information, resources, and academic advising.
  • Sophomore Year

    The emphasis during the sophomore year reviews standardized testing, ACT vs. SAT, taking a practice version of the PSAT, exploring leadership opportunities, assessing academic progress, TOPS eligibility, and academic advising.
  • Junior Year

    The junior year focuses on the search/list/visit process. In addition to attending a national college fair, juniors take a four-day college tour of eight colleges and universities to compare different types of colleges and help them to determine the right kind of fit for them.

    Juniors also receive instruction and feedback on a college application essay, ending the year with at least a first draft. Faculty assess academic progress and TOPS eligibility and provides academic advising.
  • Senior Year

    For seniors, the presentations include a Common App workshop where students are guided through the application process and take the first steps in completing the Common Application; an Application Answers presentation for seniors and their parents highlighting all phases of the application process, including understanding rights and responsibilities, requesting transcripts, seeking financial aid, and managing the application and decision timeline. A final presentation for seniors covers transitioning to college. In addition, individual meetings are available as early as July and throughout the year to address application questions, acceptances, final decisions, and more.

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Stephanie Fournet

    Ms. Stephanie Fournet 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Emily Bourque

    Mrs. Emily Bourque 

    College Counseling, Upper School Finance & Economics, AP & Dual Enrollment Coordinator


P. 337-233-9748
F. 337-269-9768
Main Address:
1030 Johnston Street
Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501


P. 337-233-9748 x 501
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