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 2018 was awarded a total of more than $26 million in merit-based scholarships. Approximately 78 percent of the 214 graduates also graduated with honors.


Alicia Estes

College Counseling Department Chair

Jamie Byrum

College Counselor

Laura Harrington

College Counselor

Vandana Blankenship

College Counseling Coordinator

Sarah Dornak

College Counselor

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.