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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 WAIVED for 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. The Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test* is waived for all 8th grade students applying to Saint Ursula Academy and other Greater Cincinnati High Schools. 

Admission Criteria
For regular admission into the Class of 2025, the admissions committee will examine:
  • Completed applications (including a response to a Class of 2025 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)
  • Discipline records (if applicable)
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)
  • 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. 

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 Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test is waived for 2020 for all 8th grade applicants.

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.