School & College Counseling
Ursuline Academy's school counselors help students examine their interests and abilities, and chart a path toward personal and intellectual fulfillment. The goal of our department is to provide students with knowledge of adolescent growth and development, to promote positive mental health and to assist them in acquiring skills that they will need for success in college and their adult lives.
Ever student is assigned a school counselor. If you need assistance from the Counseling Department, contact your daughter's assigned counselor, or call 781-493-7724.
Counselors assist with all aspects of the college admissions process. During the junior and senior years, each student is provided with personal counseling and assistance in her college search and selection process. Traditionally, 100% of Ursuline seniors are accepted at four-year colleges and universities.
College admissions trends change, and it is therefore important to stay connected and engaged with current topics. The School counselors at Ursuline make it a priority to get to know college representatives from across the country to exchange information about both their institutions and Ursuline Academy so that they can help facilitate applications from candidates who are a good fit for each college's offerings. They do this by visiting college, meeting with representatives who visit Ursuline, and attending professional conferences.
Features of our program
Throughout the college admissions process, students will:
- Discover and find the right college "fit" as they learn about themselves and their future goals.
- Research colleges online and through SCOIR, our web-based college counseling site.
- Write college essays and create a resume.
- Analyze trends and data to create an informed and appropriate list of colleges to which they will apply.
- Identify summer programs, area visit opportunities, diversity weekends, and scholarship offerings.
- Self-advocate and ask appropriate questions as they navigate college fairs and campus tours, meet college representatives, and apply to colleges.