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

All college representative visits at Ursuline will take place during the school day. Parents/guardians are always welcome to join! This information is also posted in the junior/senior Google Classrooms and will be continually updated as more schools are added.

Monday, September 13 – Thiel College (2nd period)
Tuesday, September 14 – University of Mount Union (1st period)
Monday, September 27 – University of Cincinnati (1st period)
Wednesday, September 29 – The Ohio State University (3rd period)
Wednesday, September 29 – Kent State University (6th period)
Monday, October 4 – Slippery Rock University (4th period)
Wednesday, October 6 – Notre Dame College (1st period)
Wednesday, October 6 – Westminster College (3rd period)
Thursday, October 7 – John Carroll University (1st period)
Friday, October 8 – Alfred University (6th period)
Tuesday, October 12 – Walsh University (1st period)
Tuesday, October 12 – Youngstown State University (3rd period)
Tuesday, October 12 – University of Akron (4th period)
Wednesday, October 13 – Choffin Adult Career Tech (7th period)
Monday, October 18 – Baldwin Wallace (6th period)
Tuesday, October 19 – Penn State (4th period)
Monday, October 25 – Seton Hill University (4th period)
Monday, November 8 – Washington & Jefferson College (1st period)

 

 

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 two separate dates this year. Sophomores who wish to sit for the exam will do so on Wednesday, October 13 during periods 1-4. Juniors may take the exam on Tuesday, October 26. To sign up, please give an envelope with your name on it with $18 enclosed to Mrs. Kakavros by Wednesday, September 15.

 

ACT Test Dates 2020-2021

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
Saturday, September 11 August 6 August 20
Saturday, October 23 September 17 October 1
Saturday, December 11 November 5 November 19
Saturday, February 12 January 7 January 21
Saturday, April 2 February 25 March 11
Saturday, June 11 May 6 May 20
Saturday, July 16 June 17 June 24

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. Megan Preston (330-744-4563 / mpreston@youngstowndiocese.org)

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