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🗓️ Admissions Timeline

Junior Year of High School

  • April: Open House
  • June: Athletics Open House
  • May - September: Schedule a visit

Senior Year of High School

  • August - September: Apply to DeSales University
  • December 1: Priority deadline for scholarship consideration
  • December 15: Application Deadline for Medical Studies (Physician Assistant) and Health Science (Physical Therapy)
  • October 1: FASFA Opens
  • October: Open House
  • November 15: Financial Aid Packages are Mailed to Accepted Students who have Filed the FAFSA
  • November: Open House
  • March: The Bulldog Bash Accepted Students Day
  • May 1: National Deposit Deadline
  • May/June: DSU Preview Spring Orientation
  • August: Fall Orientation

Highlighted Events


DeSales Bulldog Bash Accepted Students Day
The Bulldog Bash Accepted Students Day
A favorite spring tradition, Billera Hall is transformed each year into a thematic masterpiece for this unique DeSales celebration. Accepted students and their families get to know one another, our faculty even have a chance to win prizes and scholarships. Future Bulldogs get to visit a clubs and activities fair, take a tour of the residence halls, and much more.
DeSales Spring Preview
The DSU Preview /Spring Orientation Day
Held specifically for deposited students and their parents, this is a required event for all first-time students invitation will arrive via regular mail in early May. Students are introduced to various key aspects of campus life, including Character U—the First-Year Experience at DeSales University. Photos will be taken at this time for DeSales Student ID cards, so smiles are encouraged!
DeSales Fall Orientation
Fall Orientation
For three fun-filled days, new first-year DeSales undergrads experience an activities-packed schedule. Here, you'll gain essential information to get your student jump-started. A required event, incoming freshmen learn about our campus, meet faculty, and—most of all—meet new friends and have fun!

Join Our Groups for Parents

Know what's going on at DeSales through these groups designed specifically for parents.

  • Facebook Group for Parents
    A place for DeSales University Parents to connect, discuss, and celebrate.
  • Parents' Association
    Gather a few times a year through events to share stories about DSU and stay in the loop with other parents. Plus, enjoy membership discounts on merchandise, events, and more!
Join the Parents' Association
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Career Development Center

Career Development and Support

Our Career Development Center specializes in supporting students as they explore, define, and achieve their career goals. You can help by encouraging your student to take advantage of the wealth of resources we have to offer. 
FAQs about career development at DeSales

Full disclosure, I've worked here for several years, so I already believed in DeSales. But now that I'm a Bulldog parent, I really, truly BELIEVE in DeSales. The last few years I've watched my daughter absolutely thrive here as an undergrad. She's discovered her vocation, traveled the world, made wonderful friends, and grown into quite an amazing young woman. I couldn't be happier with her choice to become a Bulldog. 

— Kristin Laudenslager , Parent

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