College & Career Counseling

College Counseling
College Counseling is available to students and their parents throughout the students’ high school years. Counselors work with students in the classroom as well as offer college and scholarship workshops for parents and students. In their junior year, students participate in the College Boot Camp, a day of different intensive workshops that aide them in the college application and scholarship processes. In the fall and spring students attend college fairs to enable them to discover new colleges and universities and establish relationships with college admission representatives. Ursuline also hosts college admission representatives throughout the year on campus. Students may access upcoming college visits and open houses by visiting https://connection.naviance.com/uacademy.
 
During the junior and senior years the counselor schedules individual conferences to help students define their goals and interests and assist them with their college choices. The Counselor guides students in the college planning and admissions process and serves as liaison between the student and the college admissions office.
 
Naviance
Naviance is a tool to help navigate the college search and selection process. Through Naviance, students can research colleges, keep track of important deadlines, learn about upcoming college visits, perform national scholarship searches, learn about local scholarship opportunities, write college resumes, and communicate with teachers and counselors regarding recommendations. Naviance also offers tools for career searches and online assessments.
 
Students may access Naviance by visiting https://connection.naviance.com/uacademy.
Career Counseling & Experiences
Career exploration and counseling occurs throughout the students’ high school years. Students take different interest inventories and career assessments, have the access to researching careers and majors through Naviance, and take part annually in the Career Experience in which dozens of professionals come and present different aspects of their careers to the high school students in small groups.

Transcript Requests
All transcript requests should be submitted on a Transcript Request Form to the Counseling Office within ten working days of deadline. Please indicate if a Counselor Recommendation is needed. There is a $2 charge if transcript is to be mailed.
 

Notice of Student Rights
The confidentiality policy of Ursuline Academy, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), requires a student to submit a signed Ursuline Academy Transcript Request Form before the student’s transcript may be released to another institution. Only if the student is under the age of 18 may the form be signed by the parent. All transcript requests should be submitted on a Transcript Request Form to the Counseling Office within two weeks of deadline. Please indicate if a Counselor Recommendation is needed. There is a $5.00 charge for all alumnae transcripts. Please make the check out to Ursuline Academy.

Click here to learn more about student rights under (FERPA).