Admissions Process

Ursuline High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school, operated by the Diocese of Youngstown that offers excellent academic and religious instruction in a positive school culture where all students feel safe and welcome. This atmosphere contributes to the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth of our students. Ursuline admits students who demonstrate the ability and desire to succeed academically, a willingness to accept the challenges and expectations of our curriculum, and the commitment to embrace the school’s Catholic identity and participate in the spiritual life of the school.
Admissions Contact

Maggie (Matune) Damore
Assistant Principal
Ursuline High School
750 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505
Phone: (330) 744-4563
Fax: (330) 744-3358



Admission of Students to the Freshman Class

Students who have attended Catholic elementary schools within the Diocese of Youngstown for two or more years are admitted unconditionally if the following criteria have been met:

  • Satisfactory performance on the placement exam*
  • Completion of the admission forms
  • Average or better achievement in their eighth grade course of study
  • Satisfactory Discipline and Attendance Records

Students from schools other than diocesan Catholic elementary schools may be admitted based upon the following criteria:

  • Satisfactory performance on the placement exam*,
  • Completion of the admission forms,
  • Average or better achievement in their eighth grade course of study, and
  • Satisfactory Disciplinary & Attendance Records

Once the above items have been submitted and satisfactorily reviewed by the Ursuline administration, an interview with the Assistant Principal will be scheduled for the student and his/her parent or guardian. Following the interview, an admission decision will be made by the Ursuline administration and conveyed to the parent/guardian.

* Any prospective student from a Catholic, private, or public school district must register to take the test at Ursuline High School.  Please visit to register for the next test.


Admission of Transfer Students
Ursuline High School does not ordinarily admit transfer students in their senior year. The only exceptions will be for students moving into the Ursuline High School district or for students with extraordinary pastoral needs.  Each transfer case is reviewed by the Ursuline administration. Freshman, sophomore, and junior transfer students may be admitted based on the following criteria:
  • Completion of the admissions forms,
  • Satisfactory High School Transcript,
  • Satisfactory Disciplinary & Attendance Records, and
  • An interview with the Assistant Principal



Admissions & Financial Aid Process

In-Coming Freshman Admissions Process (Class of 2026)

Families considering Ursuline High School are encouraged to attend as many Ursuline events as possible to learn more about the value and benefits of an Ursuline education. Specific events planned for future Ursuline students and their families are detailed under Events for Prospective Families. Especially informative for prospective families is the Parent Information Night on October 27 or November 17, 2022 and the Open House on Sunday, February 5, 2023.  Please visit the Open House page for more information on the event and to sign up for your appointment. If you are not already receiving mail from Ursuline, please fill out the Request Information Form, and you will be added to our mailing list.

Incoming freshmen who do not attend an elementary school in the Diocese of Youngstown are required to take the placement test, which helps the school administration to determine appropriate courses for each student. This exam will be held on November 19,200,  December 17, 2-22, and February 16, 2023.  Students should bring several number two pencils and a calculator with them. Reservations for either placement exam can be made by contacting the school office at 330-744-4563.

Following Ursuline’s Open House on February 5, members of the administration will host the Catholic elementary school students, regardless of their feeder school affiliation, and their parents on Thursday, February 23 and Saturday, March 4 to complete the registration process. Families will have the opportunity to sign up for an appointment.  Registration will be available in early 2023. These events will be held in the Ursuline Library and Learning Center.  If neither date works for a family’s schedule, please call Mrs. Maggie Damore at 330-744-4563 to make other arrangements. Parents will receive more specific information about these events in January. Students not enrolled in a Catholic elementary school, should contact Mrs. Maggie Damore, Assistant Principal, at 330-744-4563 for information about the registration process.  Applications from students who attend public and other area private schools will be reviewed by the administration and a follow up meeting will be scheduled.  Completed applications may be dropped off at the Ursuline Office Monday – Friday from 7am-4pm.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Applications will be available beginning Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Open House or by calling the main office beginning Monday, February 6 . The due date for Financial Aid Applications for the 2023-2024 school year is March 1, 2023. Late applications will be accepted, but will only be considered after all applications turned in on time have been processed. Notifications of financial aid awards are mailed to the student’s home in early June. No student will be considered for financial aid unless they are a registered student at Ursuline High School.


Transfer Students (Classes of 2025 and 2026)

Students transferring from other high schools will be considered for enrollment on an individual basis. Students wishing to transfer to Ursuline must submit transcripts and the most recent report card from their current school. These materials will be reviewed by the administration, and the family will be scheduled for an admission’s interview with Mrs. Maggie Damore, Assistant Principal. For further information, contact Lisa Yurcho at 330-744-4563.