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Class of 2025 Application Process

 
Important Admission and Enrollment Dates Checklist 
 Educational Services (ES) Program Deadline: November 6, 2020
 Class of 2025 Application Deadline: November 20, 2020
 Archdiocesan High School Placement Test: November 21, 2020
  Class of 2025 Decision Letters Mailed: January 13, 2021
 Last Look event for accepted families: January 21, 2021 
 Coffee and Conversation for accepted families: January 22, 2021 
 Enrollment Day for the Class of 2025: January 27, 2021 
 
The admissions committee examines completed applications, test scores, and academic records. The committee seeks applicants that show readiness for the rigorous college preparatory atmosphere at Saint Ursula Academy. Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test* scores along with grade school records will be the primary criteria for selection. Legacy will be considered as a positive attribute only, meaning a lack of legacy will not hurt an applicant. In very specific situations, the committee may ask for a reference to address a specific area of question or the committee may contact the grade school principal to follow up on a specific issue. In addition, based on academic profiles, some students would benefit from specific skill work before starting school in August and will be required to attend the Summer Workshop Program offered at Saint Ursula Academy, for two weeks in June, as a condition of admission.
 
Prospective students who are interested in the Educational Services (ES) Program must indicate their desire to apply for the Program on the application for admission to Saint Ursula Academy. In order to guarantee a high quality of service, the ES Program maintains a small number of students in each class. Our ES Program Coordinator, Ms. Geri Walsh, along with the admissions committee, reviews each application for admissions to the ES Program at the same time as the general application review. 

In accordance with the Archdiocesean calendar, the admissions committee will send decision letters on January 13, 2021. An acceptance letter will also include financial aid offers, notification of academic scholarship, and notification of conditional acceptance. Per Archdiocese policy, no one from Saint Ursula will contact any accepted student until after January 18, 2021; however, an applicant may contact the Director of Admissions to clarify questions or concerns at any time. 

Enrollment for the Class of 2025 will be January 27, 2021. Families must enroll between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Should this date pose a conflict, please notify the Director of Admissions as soon as possible. All enrollment materials will be included in the acceptance packet. 

If the class is filled on the enrollment day (January 27, 2021), a wait list for enrollment will be used thereafter. To be placed on the wait list, a student must be accepted for admission to Saint Ursula Academy. New applicants will still be considered and placed on the wait list only if admitted. 
 
*The new Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test will be administered for the first time in November 2020, in lieu of the former Scholastic HSPT.  This test is published by Riverside Insights, and will offer cognitive and academic components along with programmatic evaluations. It is fully aligned to the latest standards, and in particular to our Graded Courses of Study.

The format of the new test consists of Reading/Vocabulary and Math, as well as a cognitive ability test.   It offers accountability and fidelity. This test will only be taken by eighth grade students for the purpose of entrance and placement into high schools within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test will be administered at high schools within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in a paper and pencil format.  More information regarding the new entrance and placement test will be forthcoming as we transition to this new test.

 
Saint Ursula Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in admitting students to all its programs or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered program.