College Counseling

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Our College Counselors are with your daughter every step of her college decision journey. They provide accurate and relevant resources regarding college admissions. A student works with her College Counselor all four years at Ursuline to help ensure that she finds her perfect collegiate match.

Because Ursuline is a college preparatory school, 100 percent of its students are enrolled in a rigorous curriculum, one which exceeds the expectation of most colleges and universities.

All Ursuline students graduate and are accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

College Counselors work with admissions officers at colleges and universities to reinforce Ursuline’s reputation for strong academics and well-rounded graduates. The Class of 2019 has been awarded a total of more than $26.3 million in merit-based scholarships. Further, of the 212 graduates, approximately 80 percent (170 young women) graduated with honors.

Helpful Resources

The College Counseling Office has shared resources and information that we hope provides you with some helpful insight into various components of the college search and application process. Whether you are looking for information about testing, ways to connect with a college, or advice about navigating this journey with your daughter, we believe this information will prove useful in all stages of this process. Should you have any questions or need any additional information, please know we are here to help and invite you to reach out to us at any time.

Visit the College Counseling Resource Page

Meet Our College Counseling Team

Mission Statement

The mission of Ursuline Academy’s College Counseling Department is to utilize an individualized approach to support students and their families as they navigate the college admissions process. Through meaningful relationships with our students and their families, we strive to help our students align their post-secondary aspirations with a clear understanding of the evolving college landscape. We are committed to staying current on the latest admissions trends and to advocating for our students at the colleges and universities to which they apply.


Alicia Estes

College Counseling Department Chair

Jamie Byrum

College Counselor

Laura Harrington

College Counselor

Sarah Dornak

College Counselor

Vandana Blankenship

College Counseling Coordinator