Application Process

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Ursuline Academy requires FIVE KEY PIECES of information from every applicant:


Due January 10, 2020

The online application and $100 application fee for the 2020-2021 school year are due January 10, 2020. The application includes Biographical Information, Candidate Questionnaire, and Parent Statement. All applications must be submitted online through Ravenna, our web-based application system.

Begin or Complete an Application


Due January 17, 2020

Transcripts must include completed first semester grades of the application year as well as grades from the previous year. Conduct and attendance history are also reviewed. A Transcript Request Form is available to print during the online application process through Ravenna. Please fill out and give the form to the applicant's current school.



Due January 17, 2020

Recommendations from current Mathematics and English teachers are required, and an optional additional personal recommendation may be submitted. Teacher Recommendations and the Optional Recommendation are delegated by the applicant through Ravenna.


Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

Take Exam by February 1, 2020

ISEE testing is offered at various area high school locations, including Ursuline Academy. Applicants must take the ISEE by February 1, 2020. The Dallas Catholic High Schools will accept scores only from the Winter or Spring testing dates of a student’s 8th grade year. Scores prior to December of a student's 8th grade year for application to 9th grade won't be considered. Ursuline Academy will not super score and once test results have been received, all test scores will be included in the student’s application and may not be retracted. The Ursuline Academy of Dallas school code is 441825 for test site and score reporting. For more information, visit ISEE online or contact the Ursuline Admissions Office.

Personal Interview

Interview Dates are January 18 or January 25, 2020

Once all three pieces of the online application (Biographical Information, Candidate Questionnaire, and Parent Statement) have been submitted through Ravenna, the student will be prompted to schedule a ten-minute personal interview on either January 18 or January 25, 2020, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.


Next Steps

Each applicant will receive an email in February indicating the status of her application. If additional information is needed, your Ravenna account will specify what is required to complete the application.


Admissions decisions for incoming freshmen and transfer students, and financial awards (if applicable), will be emailed March 13, 2020.


“My favorite thing about Ursuline is the friends I’ve made here. I was welcomed into the community immediately, and I still experience the sisterhood with my friends every day.”

Mary Beth Kemp
Class of 2020

Admissions Policy

Ursuline Academy of Dallas is a Roman Catholic school. The Academy seeks a diverse student community and admits qualified students without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origin.

Acceptance of students is subject to the criteria set forth and to the Academy’s ability to accommodate the number of students who meet its admission standards.

The Ursuline Academy of Dallas admission process is selective based on a comprehensive and qualitative consideration of each applicant.

Each applicant evaluation is based on academic transcript, teacher recommendations, entrance test scores and essay, written application including parent statement, and personal interview.

Ursuline Academy admits qualified students without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origin.