With a growing interest in transferring to St. Ursula Academy, we have developed a more formalized
process to make sure we aid great students in receiving our great education! Please use the information
below to guide your transfer application process and don't hesitate to contact the admissions staff with
At St. Ursula we believe that qualified students should have the opportunity to pursue their education in a challenging environment, surrounded by like minded students. Current class size will play a role in our ability to accept students into St. Ursula Academy. The Educational Services Program is a more competitive seat, and candidates will be notified immediately if the Program is full. St. Ursula Academy will only consider junior or senior year transfers if a family is relocating to the Greater Cincinnati area. St. Ursula Academy will accept sophomore year transfer applications through the first two weeks of the academic calendar year. If the current freshman class is filled, a wait list will be used for sophomore transfers. To be placed on the wait list, a student must be accepted for admission to St. Ursula Academy. The student will be placed in the order in which the family notifies the school of their desire to be on the wait list.
1. The transfer student application along with a current high school transcript is required for the Admissions committee to review. High School Placement Test scores are not required, but if available will be considered along with state/standardized test scores. However, the primary academic criteria for admissions decisions will be based on strong academic performance in a college preparatory curriculum.
2. Once a student is accepted, placement tests will be required in Math and World Language. English course placement for sophomore transfers will typically be in Literary Genres. Literary Genres is a foundation course for all writing at St. Ursula Academy.
3. All accepted transfer students will be required to submit a letter from either their current Principal or Director of Guidance stating that they are leaving in good academic standing with no discipline or attendance issues before they may attend their first day of class at SUA. St. Ursula Academy does not accept students who have been expelled from other high schools.
4. Applications for the Educational Services Program require a current educational evaluation (within the last two years) for consideration.
One month before the beginning of the school year, the application and unofficial transcript is due to the Admissions office. Should the candidate be considered a good match for transferring, we will schedule a meeting with the family to discuss potential courses and answer any questions. Once accepted, the student will also be allowed to spend a day shadowing a current St. Ursula Academy student. All required paperwork will be provided to the accepted family within a week of the meeting.
One week before the intended start date the following will be due:
1. Tablet PC deposit
2. Enrollment deposit
3. Enrollment contract
4. Letter from current high school confirming good standing
5. Student Information Form
6. An official transcript from the previous high school
From the Ohio State high school guidelines on athletics:
"If a student transfers after the fifth day of the student's ninth grade year or having established eligibility prior to the start of school by playing in a contest (scrimmage, preview or regular season/tournament contest), the student will be ineligible for one year from the date of enrollment in the school to which the student transferred."
"A student whose parents reside outside the state of Ohio but within the United States will be ineligible for interscholastic athletics in a member school. (See Bylaw 4-8-1 for eligibility requirements for students whose parents live outside the United States). Note: A biological or adoptive parent must reside in Ohio."
There are specific waivers for both the state and the Archdiocese that can be pursued on a case by case basis.