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    At Ursuline, we match you with an academic advisor in the major you choose to study.

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    Assigning a personal academic advisor to each student is one of the chief responsibilities of the Advising Office. Ursuline's main Advising Office, located in the Besse Library's first floor Learning Commons, is open five days a week from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Our advisors offer the following services:

    • Supporting the Academic Orientation process for all students new to the College
    • Providing primary advising services to undeclared students
    • Providing secondary advising services to students when their advisors are not available
    • Advising students regarding Prior Learning Assessment / Alternative Credit Options
    • Providing assistance to students experiencing academic difficulty
    • Acting as a referral source for students seeking information about any College services
    • Collaborating with faculty/staff to insure student success

    If you would like more information about our advising services, please contact Sr. Virginia DeVinne, Advising Office Coordinator, by email or phone, 440.684.6018.

    We also offer several student programs for ongoing support:


    Are you the first in your family to attend college? The LEAD (Leading to Excellence in the Academic Domain) program may help. LEAD is a scholarship and support program for new first-year students at Ursuline College who are the first in their family to attend college. If admitted to the LEAD program, you will receive a LEAD advisor who will guide you throughout your first semester and you will participate in workshops and activities to foster your success. LEAD is co-facilitated by the Advising Office and the Office of Diversity.


    A $450 textbook voucher is awarded upon acceptance into LEAD. If you complete the fall semester program, you will be awarded another $450 textbook voucher for the spring semester of your first year.


    The program is limited to 20 eligible applicants. Scholarship athletes may have limited eligibility. You must be a new freshman and a first generation college student. For LEAD, we define first generation as a student whose parents and siblings have not earned a degree from a four-year college. You must be registered for classes at Ursuline College and you must have completed the LEAD application.

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    We won't let you fall through the cracks at Ursuline. RAISE (Realistic, Attentive, Interested, Sincere, Effortful) is a required academic support program for students who are placed on academic warning or academic probation. The program is designed to provide individualized support for each student. Students are required to meet with a RAISE advisor every other week during the semester the student is on warning/probation. The program emphasizes a positive, self-reflective approach to improvement.

    Requirements of Program

    • The student takes an active role in designing goals and action steps to raise the GPA to good academic standing (2.0 and above).
    • In each individual meeting with the advisor, these steps are reviewed and adjusted as needed.
    • During the semester program, the advisor regularly requests a Student Performance Report from each instructor. These reports are reviewed with the student.

    Additional Requirements

    • At least one meeting with the academic advisor
    • A meeting with a financial aid counselor (as appropriate)

    If the student does not participate in the required meetings, s/he may not register for classes for the subsequent semester.