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If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.

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Information for High School Counselors

Information for High School Counselors

We’re in this together. We’re eager to work with you to help your students transition to college.

At Ursuline, we recognize the importance of what you do every day to help your students make their big transition from your school to college. Our goal is to provide you with every resource in our toolbox to make that process a little easier on you and your students. And, as professional colleagues working from both sides of the desk, we want to get to know you and have some fun too.

We’re in this together. We’re eager to work with you to help your students transition to college.

At Ursuline, we recognize the importance of what you do every day to help your students make their big transition from your school to college. Our goal is to provide you with every resource in our toolbox to make that process a little easier on you and your students. And, as professional colleagues working from both sides of the desk, we want to get to know you and have some fun too.

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.

Apply Now
Refer a student

You might want to recommend a high school student investigate Ursuline if she/he is:

  • Academically focused, interested in learning, and looking for a transformative experience, not just a credential.
  • Interested and invested in activism, social justice, or service.
  • Independent, mature, and focused on personal-development.
  • Cost-conscious, and has been academically successful in high school (we offer generous scholarships)

Ursuline’s campus provides a student life experience that is distinctive from other options in Ohio. Our women’s focused environment is a strong fit for students whose social interests include building personal relationships with professors, contributing to community projects, and enhancing their leadership skills. We also offer an excellent assistance program for students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities called FOCUS. Male applicants are not denied admission to Ursuline based on sex/gender, and make up about 3% of each incoming class.

Know a student who would thrive here? We value your recommendation of students who will be a good fit in the Ursuline community. Please take a moment to put us in touch with a student by completing the short form below.

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Monthly Webinars

We’ll be launching monthly webinars for school counselors in September 2017. These will be 30-minute interactive (and recorded!) professional opportunities for you to build invaluable knowledge for advising your students. Each webinar will focus on an individual career path available to students at Ursuline.

As a part of each webinar you’ll learn how to talk with students about career opportunities in that area, understand job outlook, what students can do with a degree in that field, and how students can best prepare for collegiate studies. We’ll also cover unique aspects of Ursuline’s programs and answer any questions you have about the field or our program.

Check back in mid-August for fall webinar topics and to sign-up for the September webinar.

In-Person Learning and Networking

ACT College and Career Readiness Workshop
October 18, 2017; 8:30am

Ursuline will be a Northeast Ohio site for an ACT-hosted workshop for School Counselors on College and Career Readiness. This half-day event will be held in Ursuline’s Daley Hall, and you are invited to join us in our campus Art Gallery for wine and networking directly following the workshop. We’ll also be offering afternoon campus tours.

Sign up for the ACT Workshop

Catholic Colleges Reception
Wednesday, October 11, 2017; 4pm

Every fall, along with 15-18 other institutions, Ursuline participates in a Catholic Colleges reception for northeast Ohio school counselors.

Registration information coming soon.

Articulation
September 5-8, 2017

Our representatives will be on hand at each of Ohio’s four Articulation programs this fall to spread the word about Ursuline. Be sure to stop by our table to pick up your special gift and our counselor guide.

Sign up for Articulation via OACAC

Scholarship Opportunities

Ursuline is an affordable option for students. Ursuline is the least expensive private college in Ohio, according to the Federal College Scorecard. In fact, 99% of our undergraduates receive financial assistance to attend Ursuline and we award nearly $25 million in aid to our students each year. Not only is Ursuline affordable, student outcomes are stellar. In fact, just this year, Payscale.com put Ursuline in the top 25% of all colleges and universities in the US for annual Return on Investment after analyzing graduates earnings compared to degree program cost.

Cost of Attendance

High school students can earn up to $15,000/year in a scholarship, and many students will be eligible for additional aid. Scholarships are awarded based on the application for admission to the College – students do not need to complete any additional forms or applications except for Chemistry or Biochemistry majors. These applicants are eligible to apply for the Hedy Mulhausen endowed scholarship for an additional $5,000, stackable award. Contact Professor of Chemistry, Mary Kay Deley, at mdeley@ursuline.edu for more information about this fund.

See our scholarship calculator to estimate a student’s scholarship or learn more about financial aid for undergraduate students.

Schedule a Group Visit

We would love to host a group of interested students from your school and invite you to schedule a group visit to Ursuline. Depending on your group size, we will even assist with transportation and treat your group to a meal while on campus. During your visit, your students will meet their an Admission Counselor, learn about Ursuline and the academic programs that interest them, and tour campus with a current student. If you would like to integrate other experiences into your group’s schedule, we can work together to achieve your vision.

To get started, contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, Kristina Vliek at 440 646 6047.

Request a Presenter

Ursuline’s campus is full of experts on a variety of topics. If you are looking for a guest speaker for a classroom visit, your next school event or parent night, please keep us in mind. We would love to join you at your school to assist you with making your program a success. Please, give us at least a two weeks’ notice so that we can do our best to accommodate your program into our schedules.

STTEP-UP to Nursing Program

The Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing has launched the STTEP-UP to Nursing Program (Scholastic Tools & Teams for Educational Performance-Ursuline Pre-nursing), a cohort-style program that provides academic, social and financial support two years and intrusively prepares students for success in the rigorous nursing curriculum.

Who is eligible?

Diverse students graduating from CMSD and contiguous suburban high schools, who have expressed a desire to earn a degree in nursing but do not meet the academic requirements of full admission to the BSN program. The preferred candidate profile is:

  • An underrepresented background (that is, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, Pacific Islander; male; non-traditional age; and low socioeconomic resources).
  • Students from CMSD will be given priority enrollment.
  • ACT composite scores of 15-21
  • GPA of 2.25 and up

To Apply

Instruct your student to complete the application to Ursuline College including application and essay, then send the student’s test scores and transcript to Ursuline. The student should indicate interest in Nursing and will first be evaluated for direct admission to the Breen School of Nursing. Students who do not meet criteria for direct admission to nursing but meet the criteria for this program will be offered pre-nursing admission and invited to apply for the STTEP-UP cohort. Only 15 students will be permitted to matriculate into the program, so admission is expected to be competitive. Encourage your students to apply for admission to Ursuline early, ideally by November 1, and complete their STEPP-UP application process, if invited, without delay.

Program Highlights

To successfully transition to the BSN program, students will complete two mandatory summer intensives to prepare them for the upcoming year. Students will be compensated for their time during the summer intensives and will also receive funding for transportation, books and testing fees. The first 10-day intensive will occur before the start of the fall semester and will culminate in a STNA exam for licensure during the Spring Semester. This will allow for employment during the student’s academic career while partnering with healthcare institutions for future employment. The second 5-day intensive will occur before the start of Year 2. Once a student formally transitions into the Breen School of Nursing, they will complete the 3-year sequence to complete their BSN. Students can expect to spend a total of 5 years in pursuit of their BSN through this program.

The main components of the pre-nursing program will include:

  • A dedicated nursing academic advisor
  • Two intensive summer seminars with a focus on academic preparedness and socialization to the profession
  • A slower pace through pre-requisite nursing courses (2 years rather than the traditional 1) to ensure academic preparedness for and success in each course.
  • Professional nurse mentors who reflects the diversity of the student population
  • Academic tutors in nursing and sciences
  • Study skills moderator
  • Student transportation support
  • Student compensation for time ($400/week), meals, and transportation ($25/week per student) to attend summer intensives
  • Free testing – early background checks ($80), Drug Testing ($60), CPR expenses ($40)
  • Textbook stipend per student per year involved in the success program ($300/year, approx. 30% of textbook cost)
  • Instructional Materials including Assessment Technologies, Inc. (ATI) (a $354 value covered during year 2)
  • Free State Tested Nurses Aid Course (STNA) and Test ($1,500)

Learn more or put us in touch with a prospective STTEP-UP student by submitting the form below.

 

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