Check Application Status

Please follow the instructions below to check the status of your application and, when available, your admissions decision.


  1. All students received an email shortly after they applied asking them to register a Holy Cross account through our Student Academic Records System (STAR). A unique link and username is created for each student and was included in this email. Please follow this link in order to activate the account. This e-mail was sent to the address provided on your Common Application.
    If you need this e-mail sent to a different account, or need it sent again, please send an e-mail to
  2. The link brings the student to a page prompting them to create a password. The username is not yet required. Please remember the password you create, because this same username and password combination will allow the student to continue checking their application status, as well as access their admission decision online.
  3. After creating a password and hitting submit, the student needs both the username we provided in the email and the password the student just created. Upon entering this information, the student is taken to STAR and should see a link, "Admission Center."
  4. Click on "Admission Center" to access the personal applicant page. Until the student's decision is released, the only links available are to the Application Checklist and Financial Aid Checklist, if the student applied for financial aid. If any documents indicate "waiting," it means the admissions office has yet to receive that required document. Please keep in mind that it will take approximately 7-10 business days for all paperwork that has been received to be noted in the system and uploaded to the file. If all checklist items indicate "completed," the student's application is complete.

Regular Decision students will be notified by April 1.

To access the STAR login page to check your application status after creating an account, please click here.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office (508-793-2443) or e-mail our office account (