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As of February 5, over 360 eighth grade students have submitted application materials to DeLaSalle though the “early decision” application deadline is still ten days away.  At such a pace, we are likely to exceed 400 or more applications by August.  Each day, the De admissions office is hearing from new applicants and receiving dozens of recommendations and transcripts on behalf of students who have already applied and/or taken an Entrance Exam.

With the February 15 application deadline on the horizon, DeLaSalle announces one final opportunity for eighth grade students to take a make-up Entrance Exam.

  • (NEWLY ADDED) Saturday, February 9 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon

The make-up exam will be offered in the Admission Office in Christian Brothers Hall, the building which faces Grove Street on the north (or back) side of the campus.  Please pre-register for the make-up exam by calling Mike O’Keefe at 612-676-7679 or Lourdes Bunay at 612-676-7665.  DeLaSalle charges no fee for the exam and provides all test materials, including pencils.

What a great outpouring of interest in DeLaSalle!  We have also welcomed ten incoming transfer students as the second semester has begun. We know these things happen in large part due to many kind referrals made by current students and parents to their friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues.  Thank you!

While DeLaSalle will continue to accept applications after the February 15 deadline, it is strongly recommended that students complete their applications by this date.  By the 15th, students must submit (1) an application, (2) a copy of middle school transcripts, (3) at least one letter of recommendation from a current teacher, and (4) take the Entrance Exam.  All application materials are available at

February 15 is also the deadline for applications for four-year, renewable Presidential Scholarships, which are based on academic performance and a student’s personal character while in middle school. To apply for academic scholarship consideration, eighth grade applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation by the 15th, in addition to the other admission application criteria.

Families are also encouraged to submit the 2018 TADS application by February 15th to be eligible for full consideration of all scholarship opportunities based in part on financial need.  All families must submit the TADS application no later than February 25, 2019. The total scholarship and grant program at DeLaSalle will exceed $3 million for students and families.

For more information about the make-up exam or the admission process, please go to or call Vice President for Enrollment, Mike O’Keefe, at 612-676-7679.