Applying

Admission to Holy Cross is highly selective. Our process involves much more than simply reading written applications. We make a dedicated effort to get to know each applicant so that we can identify students who will benefit the most from — and contribute the most to — our learning community. We evaluate the strengths and accomplishments of every applicant based on their academic achievements and personal essay, and learn about their character and personality through a one-on-one interview.

What We Look For

What We Look For

Learn about the qualities and achievements we’re looking for.

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First-Year Applicants

First-Year Applicants

See all the details of the application.

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Transfer Applicants

Transfer Applicants

Second- and third-year transfer students are welcome to apply to Holy Cross.

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International Students

International Students

We welcome students from around the world. See all the details of the international application.

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Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

December 15
Early Decision applications due (Notification of a decision will be made 2-3 weeks after all required credentials are received.)

January 15
Regular Decision application due

February 1
Financial aid forms due (Please note that for Early Decision applicants, one form is due on November 1 and the other on February 1.)

Early April
Admissions notifications (Regular Decision)

Check Application Status

Check Application Status

Review which materials we’ve received for your application.

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