Class of 2024 Key Admission Dates

-September & October

Admissions is on the road! A representative from the DeLaSalle Office of Admission will visit area grade school fairs sharing the De story. Track our progress at “Admission on The Road” or by contacting the Office of Admission.



Students may take advantage of opportunities to visit DeLaSalle for an entire day.  Visitors are paired with a host student, perhaps a friend, perhaps someone De finds to match the visitor’s interests.  Come see classes in action and get a sense of the hallway atmosphere. And…lunch is on us! A parent can register online at or by contacting the Office of Admission at least three days in advance of requested visit. Please NOTE that we begin scheduling student visits in November so as to give our wonderful ninth graders two months of transition time to high school.


-Monday, October 28, 7:00-9:00pm

First Open House for Prospective Families allows parents and students the opportunity to receive a first-hand look at Minneapolis’ longest standing Catholic high school. Each academic department will offer a presentation, current students will greet visitors, and families may learn about all extra-curricular activities, financial aid and scholarship, college planning and more…


-Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm

Second and Final Open House for Prospective Families allows parents and students to receive a first-hand look at DeLaSalle.


-Saturday, January 11, 8:30-11:30am

Entrance Exam for Prospective Ninth Grade Students.  Eighth grade students complete a brief registration card in the lobby anytime between 8:00-8:30 a.m.; it takes two minutes to register. We charge no fee for the exam and we will provide all test materials including pencils.

While students are taking the Entrance Exam, all parents are invited to stay for a Parent Information Seminar in DeLaSalle’s Florance Center.  De will outline all the details of: DeLaSalle’s mission, philosophies and programs; the application and registration process; matriculation and transition issues; and the $3,100,000 program of financial assistance and merit scholarships for deserving students.  The program includes a step-by-step explanation of financial aid applications for the 2020-21 school year.


-Friday, January 31

Earliest Application Deadline for Ninth Grade Admission Deadline from DeLaSalle

  • If a family completes their admission application by January 31st, we will communicate an admission decision by February 8.

  • Application materials are 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 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

    • Entrance Exam scores.


-Friday, February 14

Application Deadline for 2020-21 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 2020-21 TADS application by February 14th to be eligible for consideration of all scholarship opportunities based in part on financial need.


-Friday, February 21

Offers of admission emailed to prospective ninth grade students and a course registration packet mailed to family residence.