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Class of 2028 Application Process

Important Admission and Enrollment Dates Checklist 

 Registration Deadline is November 15, 2023

 High School Placement Test
 Test at Saint Ursula or another testing site - November 18, 2023

 Apply by this date to be considered for financial assistance - November 20, 2023

 November 28, 2023

 November 28, 2023 

 November 28, 2023

 Class of 2028 Decision Letters Mailed 
 January 17, 2023

 Last Look Event
 This is an event for accepted students and their families on January 25, 2024

 Coffee and Conversation
 This is an event for parents/guardians of accepted students on January 26, 2024

 Enrollment Day for the Class of 2028!
 January 31, 2024

The admissions committee examines completed applications along with the student profile.  This includes High School Placement scores, standardized test scores, and academic records for admission to Saint Ursula. The committee seeks applicants that show readiness for the rigorous college preparatory atmosphere at Saint Ursula Academy. 

Admission Criteria
For regular admission into the Class of 2028, the admissions committee will examine:
  • Completed applications (including a response to a Class of 2028 prompt)
  • Report cards from the 7th and 8th grade
  • Most recent standardized test scores/proficiency test scores
  • Attendance records (if not included on report cards)
  • High School Placement Test Scores
For admission to the Educational Services Program, for students with identified learning disabilities, the admissions committee will examine all of the above as well as:
  • Evaluation Team Report (ETR) or an educational evaluation
  • IEP/ISP, 504 Plan or school accommodation plan, if applicable
  • Teacher recommendations
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. Arielle Balz, along with the admissions committee, reviews each application for admissions to the ES Program at the same time as the general application review.  Students accepted into the ES Program are required to attend the Summer Workshop Program June 10 - 21, 2024.  

In accordance with the Archdiocesan calendar, the admissions committee will send decision letters on January 17, 2024. 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 15, 2024; however, an applicant may contact the Director of Admissions to clarify questions or concerns at any time. 

Enrollment for the Class of 2028 will be January 31, 2024. Families must enroll between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 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 31, 2024), 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. 

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.