Guidance Services – College Counseling

The College Counselor at Ursuline High School works closely with each and every student and his/her parents throughout the college admission process.  The Guidance Services Department assists with college research, applications, essays, major and career exploration.  Our counselors also give advisement in the area of the college financial aid process and help students apply for a variety of scholarship awards.  Just as every student is an individual, we help each student decide where he/she will be academically challenged, comfortable, and successful.

 

Programming Includes…
  • individual consultation with students for academic/personal support
  • assistance for students when exploring career options
  • scheduling college representatives to visit the Ursuline campus
  • extensive assistance for students during the college admissions process with an emphasis on helping students select the college best suited for him/her
  • presentations for parents regarding the college admissions process and financial aid
  • coordination of college scholarship and financial aid opportunities
  • assistance for students in determining yearly high school schedules to meet college prerequisites
  • administration of standardized test program
  • coordination of ACT/SAT prep classes and test registration
  • recognition of students for local and national awards

 

College Representative Visits

Due to COVID-19, there will be no college representative visits to Ursuline this year.

 

 

John Baylor Prep – www.OnToCollege.com

All juniors and seniors are equipped with log-in information to use on John Baylor Prep’s new website – OnToCollege. While John Baylor Prep is being incorporated into the classroom to help students improve their ACT scores, it can also be used at home. John Baylor Prep provides print-outs, videos, and online practice exams to help students reach their full potential on their next ACT. See Mrs. Kakavros for log-in information.

 

PSAT

The PSAT will be offered to sophomores and juniors on three separate dates this year. Sophomores who wish to sit for the exam will do so on Wednesday, October 14 during periods 1-4. Juniors have the option of taking the exam on Thursday, October 29 or Tuesday, January 26. To sign up, please give an envelope with your name on it and preferred date with $17 enclosed to Mrs. Kakavros by Friday, October 9.

 

ACT Test Dates 2020-2021

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
(Saturday) September 12 August 31 N/A
(Sunday) September 13 August 31 N/A
(Saturday) September 19 August 31 N/A
(Saturday) October 10 September 17 September 25
(Saturday) October 17 September 17 September 25
(Saturday) October 24 September 17 September 25
(Sunday) October 25 September 17 September 25
(Saturday) December 12 November 6 November 20
(Saturday) February 6 January 8 January 15
(Saturday) April 17 March 12 March 26
(Saturday) June 12 May 7 May 21
(Saturday) July 17 June 18 June 25

Practice booklets and other test taking resources are available in the Guidance Office.  If you believe you are eligible for a fee waiver (free/reduced lunch student) please see Mrs. Kakavros for a form.

 

College Counseling Web Resources for Students & Parents

Most Popular Links
Personality and Career Assessment
Search for Colleges
Two Year College Resources
Military Careers
Virtual Tours
What are my Chances at This School?
Testing Calendars
Health and Safety for Students
About the Different Tests
Test Prep Resources
Scholarship Search
Financial Aid Calculators
Financial Aid Links
For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students
Students With Disabilities
About The Guidance Department

The Ursuline High School Guidance Department provides a variety of pupil personnel services. The responsibility of the counselors is to provide guidance and counseling services to assist students in their personal, academic, career and college choices. All members of the department are professionally trained educators.

All counselors meet with every assigned student to assess the student’s personal development and offer their assistance. They monitor progress reports and failures. They see students at the request of teachers, parents, or students themselves. Professional guidelines of confidentiality are maintained in student-counselor contacts.

Beginning in the freshmen year, guidance counselors begin to work with all students concerning academic scheduling, progress, and future planning. The freshman/sophomore guidance counselor is Mrs. Korie Jesse. At the conclusion of the sophomore year, students are transitioned to the junior/senior counselor, Mrs. Anne Kakavros.

Beginning in the junior year and continuing throughout the senior year, counselors work closely with students on issues of college investigation, selection, and application. College news and scholarship bulletins are regularly published throughout the year. Mrs. Kakavros also provides career guidance by assisting students through the use of evaluation instruments and instruction in the availability and use of textual and computerized career resources.

Guidance Department Contact Information

Freshman / Sophomore Counselor – Mrs. Korie Jesse (330-744-4563 / kjesse@youngstowndiocese.org)

Junior / Senior Counselor – Mrs. Anne Kakavros (330-744-4563 / uhsguidance@youngstowndiocese.org)