The College Counselors at De La Salle High School are committed to providing comprehensive information, guidance and support for students and their families in the college exploration, selection and admission process.
Our philosophy is that the primary role of the College Counselors is to support students in finding colleges that are a good “fit” for each individual student; that are a place where he will thrive both academically and socially; and that are a place where he will be challenged to grow in new ways that will prepare him for success after college. College Counselors stress the value of the college experience over name recognition and rankings. Students are therefore best served by keeping an open mind in the exploration process, by continually reflecting on what their own needs and preferences are, and by engaging actively in the process themselves. This includes investing their own time and energy in preparing academically, investigating options, visiting colleges and completing the steps in the application process.
Our College Counselors are experienced, well-trained, and student-centered. They provide a robust and comprehensive college counseling program.
- Each year, Juniors and Seniors can attend presentations (on the DLS campus) from college and university representatives from nearly 150 schools.
- Information and guidance on full range of post-high school options, including four-year colleges, community colleges, technical and vocational programs, gap year programs and other possibilities.
- Our College Counselors are available to students, parents and guardians by phone, email, and family meetings.