Welcome, Parents & Family

The college search process can be overwhelming for both students and parents; we're here to provide the resources and guidance you need to make sound decisions. DeSales is truly like a family, and we look forward to helping you with this exciting transition


Your child will automatically be considered for scholarships upon receipt of a completed application. Scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need. Funds for scholarships are limited, so we do encourage students to apply early.

Admissions Timeline

Junior Year of High School


Open House 


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


November 15

Financial Aid Packages are Mailed to Accepted Students who have Filed the FAFSA


The Bulldog Bash Accepted Students Day

May 1

National Deposit Deadline


DSU Preview Spring Orientation


Fall Orientation 

The Bulldog Bash Accepted Students Day has become a favorite Spring tradition. Each year, Billera Hall is transformed into a thematic masterpiece for this an annual celebration. Accepted students and their families can get to know one another, the faculty, the campus, and even have a chance to win prizes and scholarships. Future Bulldogs can also visit a clubs and activities fair, take a tour of the residence halls, and more.

The DSU Preview /Spring 0rientation Day is for deposited students and parents. Your invitation will arrive in the mail in early May. This event is required of all first-time students. You'll be introduced to various functions of campus life, including Character U, the First-Year Experience at DeSales University. Photos will be taken at this time for your DeSales Student ID card, so get ready to smile :)

Fall Orientation  is a fun-filled three days of activities packed with the essential information to get your student started at DeSales. At this required event, incoming freshmen learn about campus, meet faculty, and —most of all— meet new friends and have fun!

DeSales Parents' Group

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A place for DeSales University Parents to connect, commiserate, and celebrate.

Is DeSales a Good Investment?

We've turned the tables and asked our alums to grade us. And we're pretty proud of our report card. »

DeSales Alumni Employment Rate

Select Highlights

  • 46% of employed alums earn 60k/year or more

  • 74% received their job offer prior to,  or within 6 months of, graduation

Parent & Family Events

The Parents' Association

This is a great group of families who gather a few times a year to share stories about DSU. This association gives you the opportunity to get involved on campus, meet and hear from faculty members and University speakers, and bond with other DeSales families. There are parents events that bring you into the loop about what is happening on campus, while getting to know other parents and learning more about DeSales. 

We certainly look forward to meeting you soon! 

Robert and Jean Blaisse
Parents Association Chairs