What makes an ideal student at DeSales University? Desire, drive, compassion, and a passion to learn and apply new knowledge.
At DeSales, we not only look at your past academic achievement but also your potential for future growth to determine your admission. We find that students who have demonstrated significant achievement within a demanding curriculum are best suited for academic life at DeSales.
Quality of academic performance plays a critical role in the admissions decision making process. We welcome applications from all qualified students regardless of race, religion, sex, national, or ethnic origin.
Applying to DeSales
When to Apply: We encourage you to apply early in your senior year. We use a rolling admissions system, which means you will be notified promptly about your admissions status—usually within four weeks of our receipt of your completed application.
‼️Priority deadline for scholarship consideration is December 1 of your senior year.
December 15 is the deadline to complete your application file for the following majors:
- Medical Studies / Physician Assistant
- Health Science / Physical Therapy
✅Application Fee: None
✅Transcripts: Official High School Transcript
✅Standardized Tests: SAT or ACT scores — your official scores from the College Board or on your official high school transcript. Note, some majors are SAT optional, see below for details.
✅Recommendations: Completed Guidance Counselor Form and Teacher Recommendation Form
✅All materials can be mailed to:
DeSales University Admissions Office
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
High School Academics - Remember, there is no single preferred high school academic program, but a college preparatory course of study is highly recommended.
Here's an example:
- Four years of English
- Three or four years of college preparatory mathematics
- A minimum of two years of modern, foreign, or classical language
- At least two laboratory science courses
Visiting DeSales - A personal, on-campus interview is strongly suggested — but is not required. We encourage you to visit so that you'll have a chance to learn more about DeSales, and we'll have the opportunity to learn more about you, too. Schedule a visit
DeSales is Affordable
You are automatically considered for DeSales University Scholarships upon receipt of your completed application.
- You will receive maximum consideration if you apply to DeSales University by December 1.
- Scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need. Funds are limited, so we encourage students to apply early.
SAT Optional Programs
- Early Childhood & Elementary Education
- Marriage & Family Studies
- Sport and Exercise Physiology
- Sport Management
- Undecided/Exploratory Studies