Immaculata University and Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown, Pa (in the Diocese of Harrisburg), have entered into an agreement that guarantees admission to Immaculata for qualifying students graduating from Delone. To recognize the academic accomplishments of these graduates, Immaculata will provide, at minimum, a $9,000 academic merit scholarship for qualifying students.
“We are very pleased to have entered into a guaranteed admissions agreement with Delone Catholic High School,” states Barbara Lettiere ’72, president of Immaculata University. “The terms of this agreement will provide affordable access to a quality education for the students of Delone and we look forward to welcoming these students to the Immaculata University community.”
The guaranteed admission program and the merit scholarship are effective for students entering in fall 2020 or 2021. Students must be admitted as full time, first-time students with a GPA of at least 2.75, combined SAT score of 990, and satisfy other application requirements. The merit scholarship, worth a minimum of $9,000, is renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status provided a benchmark GPA is maintained. Delone students who earn a higher GPA and SAT score may qualify for a higher based merit scholarship. In addition to this merit scholarship, all Catholic high school students will receive a Catholic School Grant for $2,000 renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status.
Richard La Rocca, principal of Delone Catholic High School, reflected, “Immaculata is a comprehensive, co-educational, faith-based, academic community with a rich history of liberal education, emphasizing service. As such, it shares much in common with Delone Catholic High School where we have been graduating ‘Doers of the World’ since 1940. It is only natural, then, that we would want to partner with this strong mission-driven university.”
Thirty-eight percent of Immaculata’s undergraduate, traditional-aged students graduate from Catholic high schools. The new agreement between Immaculata and Delone is a testament to the commitment from both institutions to provide access and opportunity for a quality education.