Guidance Services

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 of the 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.

Faculty Profiles by Department

Specific guidance services include:
  • individual consultation with students for academic/personal support
  • Full time intervention specialist to assist students with academic/organizational deficiencies
  • assistance for students when exploring career options, including a mentor program
  • extensive assistance for students during the college admissions process with an emphasis on helping students select the college best suited to his/her career choice
  • 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
  • coordination of peer tutors and after school teacher assistance
  • administration of standardized test program
  • coordination of ACT/SAT prep classes and test registration
  • coordination of Ohio Graduation Test (IOWA testing) support services
  • recognition of students for local and national awards



Juniors and seniors are encouraged to meet with representatives if they have interest in that particular college. Juniors are allowed two visits per school year, while seniors are allowed four. To meet with an admission representative, students must have a class excusal form signed by the teacher of the class they will be missing. Class excusal forms can be picked up from Mrs. Kakavros. For all visits, parents/guardians are also welcome to attend.

Chatham University – September 10 – 6th Period

Slippery Rock University – September 12 – 4th Period

Allegheny College – September 16 – 6th Period

Youngstown State University – September 18 – 3rd Period

Ohio State University – September 19 – 4th Period (11AM)

John Carroll University – September 20 – 1st Period

University of Mount Union – September 23 – 7th Period

Baldwin-Wallace University – September 24 – 2nd Period

Thiel College – September 25 – 4th Period

Grand Canyon University – September 25 – 6th Period

STEM/COFS Youngstown State University – September 25 – 6th or 7th Period

Malone University – September 26 – 6th Period

University of Akron – September 26 – 7th Period

Penn State Shenango – October 1 – 4th Period

Cleveland State University – October 2 – 7th Period

LaRoche University – October 2 – 7th Period

Case Western Reserve University – October 3 – 4th Period

Wheeling University – October 3 – 6th Period

Miami University – October 4 – 1st Period

Hiram College – October 4 – 3rd Period

Kent State University – October 8 – 4th Period

Walsh University – October 10 – 1st Period

Duquesne University – October 10 – 6th Period

University of Notre Dame – October 10 – 7PM

Ohio Wesleyan University – October 11 – 3rd Period

Westminster College – October 15 – 2nd Period

University of Toledo – October 15 – 7th Period

Ohio University – October 17 – 3rd Period

Villanova University – October 18 – 2nd Period

Mercyhurst University – October 18 – 6th Period

Savannah College of  Art & Design – October 22 – 2nd Period

Canisius College – October 23rd – 3rd Period (10AM)

University of Cincinnati – October 29 – 3rd Period

Ashland University – October 30 – 4th Period

Seton Hill University – November 19 – 2nd Period

This list will be updated as visits are scheduled throughout the end of November.


John Baylor Prep –

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

Student Username: first initial, last name

Student Password: See Mrs. Kakavros


The PSAT will be offered on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 during periods 1-4 for interested sophomores and juniors. The price to register is $16. To sign up for the PSAT please give an envelope enclosed with the $16 to Mrs. Kakavros by Friday, September 20.

ACT SuperCourse

The Ursuline Center in Canfield offers an ACT Supercourse five Sundays (13+ hours) this winter to help juniors prepare for the state-funded ACT exam that will be given to all 11th grade students on March 20. The cost of the exam is $199. Please call 330.755.2710 to register!

ACT Test Dates 2019 – 2020

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
September 14 August 16 August 17 – August 30
October 26 September 20 September 21 – October 4
December 14 November 8 November 9 – November 22
February 8 January 10 January 11 – January 17
April 4 February 28 February 29 – March 13
June 13 May 8 May 9 – May 22
July 18 June 19 June 20 – June 26

*Practice booklets are available for free 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


Web Resources for Students & Parents

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Search for Colleges


Online Education Links


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Two Year College Resources


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Virtual Tours


What are my Chances at This School?


Testing Calendars


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About the Different Tests


Test Prep Resources


Scholarship Search


Financial Aid Calculators


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