College Counseling


Amanda Rodela Weingarten '05

The mission of the College Counseling department is to create a college-going school culture in addition to having students apply to the best-fit college for them based on academic performance, affordability, and long-term career goals.

We work towards this mission by providing individual and family meetings in addition to in-class instruction on college admissions issues, such as entrance examinations (PSAT/SAT), financial aid, and scholarships, preparation for college, and the college application process. In addition, college and university admissions officers from around the country visit campus to provide information about their institutions.


In collaboration with the School Counselors, the College Counselor provides in-class instruction and career assessments to begin an ongoing conversation about college attendance with all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

All 12th graders enroll in College Readiness during their Fall semester. The College Readiness course focuses on preparing students for post-secondary education. Students explore what it means to be college ready and thoroughly plan and prepare for life after high school. The main goals of the College Readiness course are: to provide students with the tools needed to identify, apply and enroll in a best-fit college/university; to identify and apply for financial aid; and to learn the necessary skills to be successful in college. We utilize Naviance Student, which is a career/college planning software program. Through this course, students also meet and engage with admissions representatives from various colleges/universities.


Annual College Readiness Events

  • Fall PNACAC College Fair for 11th & 12th graders
  • College Admissions Representative visits
  • PSAT testing for 9th & 10th graders
  • PSAT/NMSQT testing for 11th graders
  • SAT testing for 11th & 12th graders
  • Senior Parent Night
  • Financial Aid/FAFSA Night

Support to Make College Affordable

The college counselor meets one-on-one with students regarding scholarship opportunities. Together, they discuss how to discover and apply for scholarships appropriate to the student's needs, strengths, and goals. College scholarships commonly applied for by DLSNC students are QuestBridge National Match, Renaissance Foundation, Jordan Wings, Ford Family Foundation, Skanner Foundation, as well as countless institution-specific scholarships.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be submitted in order for students to be eligible not only for federal financial aid but also for aid from individual schools and various scholarship programs. Completing the FAFSA is a graduation requirement to help our students access the maximum amount of financial aid so as to make attending college more affordable for them and their families. Visit the Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education to fill out your FAFSA form.

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Special Affiliations

Due to our affiliations with the De La Salle Brothers and the Cristo Rey Network, DLSNC students have access to additional financial aid from the following institutions:

  • Saint Mary’s College of California (CA)
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (MN)
  • Lewis University (IL)
  • Christian Brothers University (TN)
  • La Salle University (PA)
  • Manhattan College (NY)
  • Albion College (MI)
  • Augustana College (IL)
  • Benedictine College (KS)
  • Berea College (KY)
  • Blackburn College (IL)
  • Boston College (MA)
  • California Lutheran University (CA)
  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Chapman University (CA)
  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • College of the Holy Cross (MA)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • Creighton University (NE)
  • DePaul University (IL)
  • DePauw University (IN)
  • Dominican University (IL)
  • Fairfield University (CT)
  • Fordham University (NY)
  • Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • Grinnell College (IA)
  • Holy Cross College (IN)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
  • John Carroll University (OH)
  • Juniata College (PA)
  • Lewis University (IL)
  • Loras College (IA)
  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Loyola University Maryland (MD)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • Mount Mercy University (IA)
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)
  • Mount St. Joseph University (OH)
  • Oklahoma City University (OK)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (IL)
  • Providence College (RI)
  • Regis University (CO)
  • Rockhurst College (MO)
  • Rhodes College (TN)
  • Saint Anselm College (NH)
  • Saint Joseph’s University (PA)
  • Saint Louis University (MO)
  • Saint Mary’s College (IN)
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (MN)
  • Saint Michael’s College (VT)
  • Saint Peter’s University (NJ)
  • Saint Vincent College (PA)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (IL)
  • St. John Fisher College (NY)
  • St. John's University (MN)
  • St. Norbert College (WI)
  • St. Olaf College (MN)
  • St. Thomas University (FL)
  • Stevenson University (MD)
  • Stonehill College (MA)
  • The Catholic University of America (DC)
  • Trinity Washington University (DC)
  • University of Dallas (TX)
  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)
  • University of Portland (OR)
  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • University of Saint Mary (KS)
  • University of San Diego (CA)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)
  • University of Scranton (PA)
  • University of St. Thomas (TX)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Villanova University (PA)
  • Washington and Lee University (VA)
  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Whitman College (WA)
  • Xavier University (OH)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)

We are proud of our cumulative college acceptance rate of 98%. Ninety-two percent of the Class of 2023 identified that they would be attending college. Members of the De La Salle North Catholic Class of 2023 were accepted at the colleges and universities listed below. Asterisks indicate student attendance.

  • Albright College (PA)
  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Arizona International Campus of the University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • Avila University (MO)
  • Bates College (ME)
  • Belmont University (TN)
  • Benedictine College (KS)
  • Bushnell University (OS)
  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • California Institute of the Arts (CA)
  • Canisius University (NY)
  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Central Washington University (WA)
  • Chapman University (CA)
  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • College of the Holy Cross (MA)*
  • Columbia University (NY)*
  • Cornell University (NY)*
  • Cornish College of the Arts (WA)*
  • DePaul University (IL)
  • DePauw University (IN)
  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Eastern Oregon University (OR)
  • Eastern Washington University (WA)*
  • Florida A & M University (FL)*
  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)
  • Florida Memorial University (FL)
  • George Fox University (OR)
  • Georgia State University (GA)*
  • Georgian Court University (NJ)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • Hampton University (VA)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (HI)
  • Howard University (DC)*
  • Immaculata University (PA)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (IN)
  • Kent State University at Kent (OH)
  • La Salle University (PA)
  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Lehigh University (PA)*
  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Linfield College (OR)
  • Louisiana State University (LA)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)
  • Manhattan College (NY)
  • Marist College (NY)
  • Miami University (OH)
  • Michigan Technological University (MI)
  • Mississippi State University (MS)
  • Montana State University (MT)
  • Morehouse University (GA)
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)
  • New Mexico State University (NM)
  • Norfolk State University (VA)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (NC)
  • North Carolina Central University (NC)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (ID)
  • Northwest University (WA)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)
  • Oregon State University (OR)*
  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)*
  • Pacific University (OR)
  • Portland Community College (OR)*
  • Portland State University (OR)*
  • Regis University (CO)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
  • Rider University (NJ)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Saint Martin’s University (WA)
  • Saint Mary’s College of California (CA)
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (MN)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
  • Sumner College (OR)*
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • Texas State University (TX)*
  • The New School (NY)
  • The University of Montana (MT)
  • The University of Tampa (FL)
  • Tuskegee University (AL)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of California - Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • University of Idaho (ID)
  • University of Kansas (KS)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (MI)
  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas (NV)*
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC)
  • University of Oregon (OR)*
  • University of Portland (OR)*
  • University of Rochester (NY)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)*
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • University of St. Francis (IL)
  • University of Washington (WA)*
  • Warner Pacific University (OR)*
  • Washington College (MD)
  • Washington State University (WA)
  • Washington State University Vancouver (WA)*
  • Western Oregon University (OR)*
  • Western Washington University (WA)
  • Whitman College (WA)
  • Whittier College (CA)
  • Whitworth University (WA)
  • Willamette University (OR)
  • Woodbury University (CA)
  • Xavier University (OH)

 *Student Attending

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