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    Graduation Requirements
     
    Louisiana TOPS University Curriculum
     
        

    This program awards college, university, or state technical college tuition to Louisiana  high school graduates at a Louisiana college or university who met specific academic standards.  To receive the TOPS award, students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the core curricula courses  and must have an ACT score equal to or greater than the state’s prior year average.  The annual award amount varies since it is based on the amount of tuition and mandatory fees charged by individual institutions.  TOPS offers five award programs.

    The application for TOPS award begins with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA form must be filed within the deadlines for priority consideration and to avoid penalties.  The FAFSA form must be received by the final state deadline set by the TOPS office.  A FAFSA form may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  It is the student and parent’s responsibility to fill out the FAFSA form and to meet the required deadlines. 

     

    LA TOPS University Curriculum

    Graduating Class of 2017 & Beyond

    Courses

    Credit Earned

    Credit

    Needed

    English

    4

    English I

     

    1

    English II

     

    1

    English III

     

    1

    English IV

     

    1

    Mathematics

    4

    Algebra I

     

    1

    Geometry

     

    1

    Algebra II

     

    1

    Advanced Math

     

    1

    Social Studies

    4

    American History

     

    1

    Civics

     

    1

    World History, World        Geography, Western             Civilization

     

    2

    Science

    4

    Biology

     

    1

    Chemistry

     

    1

    Environmental Science, Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, A&P, Physics, Agriscience II*

     

    2

    Physical Education/Health

    2

    Physical Education I

     

    1

    Physical Education II

     

    .5

    Health

     

    .5

    Fine Arts

    3

    Foreign Language

     

    2

    Fine Arts Survey, Music, Band, Theater, or Art

     

    1

    Electives

    3

    Electives (3 credits)

     

    3

    Total Credits

    24