As of February 15, over 375 eighth graders and their families had submitted an application to DeLaSalle with hopes of joining the Class of 2023. It’s been an exciting year to date and we thank all of you for your interest. Our Admission Review Committee began its work on February 16, and we will be sending a response to all families who have met the February 15 “early decision application deadline” on or before February 22. For those offered admission — and approximately 275-290 students will be offered — ninth grade registration is on Saturday, March 2. It appears quite likely that we will reach our goal of filling a class of 175-200 students at that time.
Because typically there is some minor shifting throughout the spring and summer, we will continue to accept applications and place incoming ninth grade students if and when space becomes available. To learn more about the application process, to access application materials, or to complete a Financial Aid Application, please click here.
We also have begun receiving applications for potential transfer admission in the fall of 2019-20. We will begin placing new transfer registrants for 2019-20 in March, if space is available in a particular grade level. Again, please call our office if you wish to inquire, or please access the transfer application criteria and application portal through the same page on our website.
What a great outpouring of interest in DeLaSalle! Admissions work is year-round, in response to the needs of families across the Twin Cities. (We also welcomed ten incoming transfer students as the second semester began.) In our conversations with inquiring and visiting families, we know this level of interest often happens in large part due to many kind referrals made by current students and parents to their friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues. Thank you.
One other deadline is approaching: Families who are seeking financial aid grants based on family financial need must submit the 2019 TADS application no later than Monday, February 25, 2019. The total grant and scholarship program at DeLaSalle will exceed $3.1 million for students and families in 2019-20, with the majority of those funds in the form of need-based grants. Slightly over half of our current families qualify for and receive need-based grants from De.
The program is consistent with the entire 119-year history and mission of DeLaSalle — the commitment that every student, coming to the heart of the Twin Cities from all neighborhoods and family backgrounds, is best prepared for college and career within a Catholic, Lasallian, community that prays together, studies together, respects and supports each other, and indeed represents ALL backgrounds found in this world. The common ground is discovered within great families, all of whom love and have high hopes for their children.
We are grateful for all parents who sacrifice and make a commitment to pay tuition; we annually receive almost 100 percent of our charged tuition from dedicated and loving parents who not only support their child, but in meeting their responsibilities, support the entirety of the community because our budgets are stable. We are blessed by benefactors — including many alumni who were themselves helped by the Lasallian mission when they were in high school — who generously support our students and families every year. It’s a remarkable story. It’s a time-tested and thriving mission.
We invite you to consider joining us here at DeLaSalle. For more information about the admission process, please go to www.delasalle.com or call Vice President for Enrollment, Mike O’Keefe, at 612-676-7679.