Class of 2025 Key Admission Facts
Families may take advantage of opportunities to visit DeLaSalle for a tour of our campus, in groups of up to three families at a time or as individuals. We are offering tours on campus every and Friday – at a time that meets your needs. Though we’re keeping each other safe and unfortunately must put full-day student visit experiences on hold for this year, we certainly welcome parents and students for a 60 or 90-minute tour. Come see classes in action and get a sense of the atmosphere. Let us know your story. Learn what helps us thrive as a Catholic, Lasallian, college preparatory high school that embraces families from over 125 Twin Cities middle schools and all backgrounds! A parent can register by filling out this form at least two days in advance of the requested visit date.
For the past several decades, DeLaSalle has required all prospective students to take the High School Entrance Exam as one of the four requirements for a complete admission application. In this application season -- and particularly in light of rising pandemic case numbers in November and December -- DeLaSalle has made the decision to modify the requirement for an Entrance Exam as one of the four application requirements for the Class of 2025. We continue our goal to be responsive as best possible to the many considerations before us and for all families.
We intend to honor our application requirements and applicant review process for the Class of 2025, just as we always have; however, in 2020-21, DeLaSalle will allow options to applicant families in fulfilling the Entrance Exam requirement.
Option One: For applications for the Class of 2025, we will accept a set of standardized exam scores from 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (provided there are subsections within the exam in areas of Reading and mathematics and national percentile scores). Families should make sure that the middle school includes historic test data when they are sending transcripts to DeLaSalle as part of the application process. You can do this by indicating on your “Release of Records” form that you wish for your middle school’s business office to include test scores when they share a transcript with the Admissions Team. We also would accept scores from an exam taken at a different high school.
Option Two: DeLaSalle will still offer opportunities for eighth grade applicants to take an Entrance Exam at DeLaSalle. If the applicant does not have a set of exam scores from grades 6-7-8, then the student must take/submit a set of exam scores from January 2021 as part of the application. DeLaSalle will offer spaces for students to come to our campus and take the traditional Entrance Exam on January 9-16-23-30, each morning from 8:45 am - 12:00 pm. We will follow all protocols currently in place for COVID safety, limiting the number of students in each testing room, with mandatory face coverings and physical distancing. Of course, we will continue to evaluate as all of us move through these months.
DeLaSalle is committed to helping families along in the application process by expediting admission decisions for those who submit applications early. We are offering two Priority Deadlines ahead of the final application deadline:
- Priority Deadline #1 - January 8: If a family completes their admission application by January 8, we will communicate an admission decision by January 15.
- Priority Deadline #2 - January 29: If a family completes their admission application by January 29, we will communicate an admission decision by February 5.
- Final Deadline - February 12: All applications must be submitted by this date in order to be considered for admission to the Class of 2025. This date also marks the deadline for the TADS Financial Aid application.
- Friday, February 19: Offers of admission emailed to all prospective ninth grade students and a course registration packet mailed to family residents.
Families must complete these four application steps to be given full consideration for admission and/or potential academic scholarship (applications after this date accepted only if space allows).
- The DeLaSalle “Application for Admission” form;
- A copy of middle school records, to include grades 6-7 and as much of grade 8 as possible, other standardized test scores, and attendance and discipline records. Because many middle schools are semester- or quarter-based, we would like NOT to receive the records until the first semester or second quarter are reported, usually by late January – which explains the January 31 deadline at DeLaSalle. The daily performance of a student is the MOST important of the four application things we stress;
- Letter(s) of Recommendation from a current teacher(s) – these are also submitted online and due by January 31 (NOTE: One recommendation is required for admission consideration, but if a family submits THREE letters of recommendation from current teachers/principal/counselor/educators by the 31st, you are requesting consideration both for admission AND for potential merit-based Presidential Scholarship; and
- An exam score, as outlined in the description above.
Live Virtual Open House for Prospective Families
This fall, over 300 families have already decided to take a look at DeLaSalle by attending an open house, scheduling a personal tour, or connecting remotely. We successfully held two Live Virtual Open House as well as two Drive-Up Open Houses. Families have learned about academics, faith, service and ministry, student activities, college placement, specialty programs, school culture, technology, and more from students, teachers, and administrators. We will likely be holding an Open House event in the fall; if you are interested, please watch for an invitation. In the meantime, please click here to schedule a campus tour!