Key Admissions Dates
October and November
Admissions is back on the road! We will be visiting many middle schools over the course of September and October; we can’t wait to get back in your classrooms! We will also hold periodic virtual parent meetings where families may learn about DeLaSalle from students and parents who have preceded you on the path to DeLaSalle from your school. Specific dates and invitations will be sent to your home. We’re pleased to still share the story of our success and growth with all of you - hope you’re healthy and already on track for a great school year!
October through January
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 Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – at a time that meets your needs. We welcome parents and students for a 60 or 90-minute tour to 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 contacting the Office of Admission (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-676-7618) at least two days in advance of the requested visit date.
Open House for Prospective Families
Monday, October 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Spend an evening with us on the Island! After a brief introduction by the Admissions Team and the Principal, your family will have the chance to walk through the building and learn about DeLaSalle from the people who make it such a vibrant community - the students and teachers. You will be able to choose from a variety of presentations spanning every academic department along with activities, college planning, campus ministry, and more. Stay for a while after to have dessert and meet some other potential future Islanders!
Live Virtual Open House
Monday, December 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
In reaction to the challenges posed by the pandemic in the 2020-21 school year, we offered two Live Virtual Open Houses for the Class of 2025. Over 300 families logged on to take a look at DeLaSalle, and we have decided to once again offer the virtual visit as a way to get a taste of the De community!
On Monday, December 6, families will have the chance to hear from DeLaSalle staff and faculty members as well as from current students about what sets our school apart from the rest through a series of livestream sessions on academic subjects, activities, school culture, and more. This highly interactive and customized experience is a one-of-a-kind virtual offering that you will not find at any other high school. Come to learn and get a glimpse of the magic of DeLaSalle!
Saturday, January 8, 2022
DeLaSalle Entrance Exam
All students are required to complete the DeLaSalle High School Entrance Exam in order to be considered for admission. More details about this event will be shared over the coming months!
Friday, January 28, 2022
Earliest Application Deadline for Ninth Grade Admission Deadline from DeLaSalle
If a family completes their admission application by January 28, we will communicate an admission decision by February 11. Application materials will be available online here.
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 28 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 28 (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 28th, you are requesting consideration both for admission AND for potential merit-based Presidential Scholarship; and
- Entrance Exam scores.
Friday, February 14, 2022
Application Deadline for 2022-23 Ninth Grade Early Admission
By this date, students must submit an application, a copy of the middle school transcripts, at least one letter of recommendation (from a current teacher), and take the Entrance Exam. (To apply for academic scholarship consideration, applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation by this date, in addition to the other application criteria.) NOTE: Families are strongly encouraged to submit the 2022-23 TADS application by February 11 to be eligible for consideration of all scholarship opportunities based in part on financial need.
Friday, February 18, 2022
Offers of admission emailed to prospective ninth grade students and a course registration packet mailed to family residence.