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College Planning

College is a wonderful time to learn, grow and further prepare for a future of service to God and His people in any vocation of choice.

At DLS, we strive to challenge and prepare our students for the rigor of college, and to learn the value of maintaining a healthy balance between a career and life outside of work.

We encourage the formation of healthy habits, not only physical, but especially spiritual and academic. College can put study habits, faith habits, and even nutritional habits to the test. I take great pride in the college-readiness program at Dallas Lutheran School.

And we don't just talk the talk.

At Dallas Lutheran, college-readiness is one of our top priorities. And, our students graduate and go to college.

In 2023, our class of 30 graduates received over $6 million in scholarships and aid from 77 colleges and universities, and our students are attending 25 colleges in 12 states.

To learn more about how Dallas Lutheran can put our college-readiness program to work for your student, please contact me for more information.



Rachel Butler-Ripley

Director of Admissions & College Counseling/Registrar

214-349-8912, ext. 113

College admission counselors can click here to schedule an appointment with Dallas Lutheran School.

Coffee and Conversations

Coffee & Conversations Series at DLS

Tuesday, April 23

9 a.m. & 6 p.m.

We are pleased to announce our new Coffee & Conversations Series at DLS on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Our Director of College Planning, Rachel Butler-Ripley, will present her individualized College Planning program. And she will talk about how her program gained over $6 million in scholarships and aid to our 33 graduates in the class of 2023 from 77 schools and who are now attending 25 colleges in 12 states.

The program is free but we would like you to register here:


We look forward to seeing you.




Rachel Butler-Ripley

2023 Graduation Video

College Planning Resources

2024 Graduation Video


Rachel Butler-Ripley
College Counselor

College Counselor Fly-Ins

Be sure and keep up with all of our college counselor fly-ins on our Instagram Story at Dallas Lutheran School.

Rachel Butler-Ripley is an experienced college counselor and she is invited year-round to visit colleges and universities around the country.

To check out all of Rachel's college visits plus local visits to Dallas by colleges, check out our Instagram Story page at Dallas Lutheran School.

Samford College Counseling Visit