Welcome to DePaul College Prep!

Finding the "right fit" school for you is a very important decision and, at DePaul College Prep, we understand just how important that is.

Our admissions process is designed to help you get to know DePaul College Prep - and also allows us to get to know you and your family. We meet with you to understand your strengths, weaknesses, talents and skills, interests and values. You, as the student, will discover that DePaul Prep is a strong and collaborative community, offering you a place to excel, learn from others and have fun.

DePaul Prep offers a strong and diverse curriculum, talented and dedicated teachers and a unique, state-of-the-art steamlab makerspace. When you walk through the door on your first day of school, you will feel confident that DePaul Prep is the perfect fit for you and that the students, faculty and staff welcome you as an individual, unique student into our school community. Now is the time to explore the possibilities at DePaul Prep - we look forward to seeing you soon!


Tom Kleinschmidt
Director of Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to DePaul Prep?

Admissions Applications for the Class of 2024 will be available beginning December 7th at 8 AM. Visit Apply Now for details and instructions on applying to DePaul College Prep.

When is the Entrance Exam?

Registration for the Entrance Exam for the Class of 2024 will begin on Saturday, November 23rd at 8 AM.

The Entrance Exam for the Class of 2024 at DePaul College Prep will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 8 AM. If you are unable to make this date, please contact the Admissions team with questions about make-up exams.

Do you offer Financial Aid?

DePaul College Prep offers financial aid and several internal and external scholarship opportunities. For more information visit our Financial Aid page.

Class of 2024
Fall 2019 Key Dates
on the current Fr. Gordon Campus
Thursday, October 3
6-8 PM
Sunday, November 17
12-2 PM

Skip the long lines on day-of!
Pre-Register for an Open House

Financial Aid Application
OPENS: Tuesday, 10/1
CLOSES: Friday, 1/10/2020

Entrance Exam
Registration opens:
Saturday 11/23 at 8 AM
Test date at DePaul Prep:
Saturday, 12/7 at 8 AM

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Shadow at DePaul Prep!

Curious as to what a day-in-the-life of a DePaul Prep student is like?
Current 8th graders can sign up for a Shadow Day this fall and experience it first-hand.

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Admissions Updates

Admissions Updates

DePaul College Prep is pleased to share the updated information on the Illinois State Legislature's approval of the new tax credit scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. Current and incoming families can receive $6,140-$12,280 in a tuition scholarship. Please click here to view the information which includes details on whether your family is eligible, how to apply and more. Thank you. 

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In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that was signed into law by the governor. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice.

This legislation represents a major step forward that will help create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois, and for the first time provide real school choice for students and their families.

The questions and answers below provide an overview of the scholarships, including important information for donors and scholarship-eligible families. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact Bob Hudzik from the Office of Catholic Schools at 312.534.5200 or

For more information, click here or see the Frequently Asked Questions below. The Frequently Asked Questions available as a downloadable document in EnglishMandarin/ChinesePolish, and Spanish.

Recruitment Tips from the Archdiocese

Recruitment Tips from the Archdiocese

See this link for the Archdiocese high school page:

Our Team

Mr. Thomas Kleinschmidt

Mr. Thomas Kleinschmidt

Class of 1991
Director of Admissions, Head Boys Basketball Coach
Ms. Molly Oliver

Ms. Molly Oliver

Admissions Counselor, Cross Country Coach
Mr. Dan Galante

Mr. Dan Galante

Admissions Counselor, Football Coach
Mrs. Cathy Brennan

Mrs. Cathy Brennan

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator, Admissions Team